So, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (this Saturday if you’ve forgotten) and I’m sure there’s plenty of fellas and ladies who are stumped on what to do for their special someone. Let’s face it, the recession is causing borderline depression across the nation and now you have to figure out how to make it through another holiday!
♥ From the onset, deem your Valentine’s Day eco-conscious, and challenge yourself and partner to go about the day with Mother Earth in mind.
♥ Spend the day locally! Leave the car at home and walk to your restaurant, florist, jeweler, spa or hair salon.
♥ While you’re local, purchase your gifts and cards together in one trip!
♥ Purchase eco-friendly and/or fair-trade gifts and accessories like organic candles, handbags, satin/silk lingerie or hemp forever bracelets. Find out if your purchase can assist an environmental equity non-profit organization or protect an endangered species.
♥ Try something new and non-materialistic: name a star in your loved ones name: adopt a piece of the rain forest: make a donation in their name to a poverty eradication initiative.
Do these suggestions spoil the idea of Valentine’s Day? Absolutely not! Think about how many trips you’ve made to pick up the perfect or last minute gift only to have it unappreciated, exchanged or returned. By going together, you will be spending real time with one another and ensuring the satisfaction of the item purchased.
By purchasing locally you will be stimulating your local economy and reducing the amount of emissions emitted into the atmosphere. By purchasing eco-conscious and organic items you will be reducing the amount of toxins entering into your body. By selfless gifting, you will be reducing waste, providing a service to someone who is less fortunate than you and placing genuine thought and value into the idea of a gift.
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