According to American Greetings Corporation, around a billion Valentine’s cards are sent globally each year. That’s a whole ‘lotta love, and waste, being spread around the world. Don’t forget about boxes of chocolates, lingerie, and expensive jewelry.
So what are some alternative more earth-friendly ideas? How about adopting a rescued farm animal? Better yet, why not name a roach for your loved one? Consider eco-friendly jewelry, organic chocolates, wine and flowers, as well as e-cards. Plant a tree together. Skip buying a card and find scraps of used paper around your house to create something unique.
It’s easy to get caught up in impressing your sweetie and not consider the impact on the environment. Did you come up with a creative, clever, and environmentally-friendly Valentine’s gift? We’d love to hear about it!
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