Let's give her what She really wants.
What would that be?
This EcoBroker suggests . . .
Promise Her that you will not send cards, paper, boxes, tissue, wrapping paper . . . all things related . . . to the landfill this year.
Think about it.
Here are some tips to allow Mother Earth to enjoy a green Valentine's Day:
- Send eCards
- If you must use wrapping paper, choose paper made of 100 percent recycled paper; or, do as my son did years ago when I complained that he never wrapped my gifts -- put it inside your back pack and allow the recepient to unzip it!
- Give a gift of yourself - cook a dinner, do a chore . . .
- Instead of cut flowers, give a potted plant or herb. How about a rosemary plant and then cook your special someone a dinner using that herb?
- Give a hand-made gift made from items you already have in your home -- found items -- such as old thick ties into hip skinny ties, floppy disks into pen holders or an old T-shirt into a reusable grocery bag.
- Go on a treasure hunt
- Give the gift of charity by donating money, or time you would spend on gifts and celebrations to help someone else in the name of love.
- AND, a tip for next year . . . if you have received a gift in a box, such as chocolates, use that box to give a gift of home-made truffles, or organic chocolates from one of the local chocolatiers . . . many who give discounts for the use of your own box, just as coffee shops give you a discount when you bring in your own cup.
- You could make a craft-gift out of it or allow your little one to do so so . . .
Please leave comments here to describe your green Valentine's Day experiences or ideas!