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Eco-Friendly Valentines

 (posted on February 01, 2012 13:25)

(Source:  www.greenprophet.com)

Most traditional valentine gifts are typically not eco-friendly or healthy (cards, chocolates, etc.), so this year, why not look for greener alternatives?  Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing:

A good book.  If your significant other is a reader, find out what book s/he would like to read next.  If your significant other is not a reader, ask a close friend for a recommendation.

A DIY project.  Okay, so not everyone is the Do-It-Yourself type.  But, if you or your significant other happen to be, why not work on a cool recycled project together?  Something like an outdoor cafe table refurbished with a used tile mosaic top or a coffee table made of recycled materials.

An outing.  This could be something elaborate, planned a month or two in advance, like a weekend getaway to Missouri wine country, a local bed & breakfast, or a local spa.  Or, it could be something simple like a leisurely walk or bike ride around Longview Lake.

A quiet dinner.  Again, this can be as elaborate and expensive or simple and inexpensive as you want.  Enjoy a healthy meal with your loved one at a local restaurant that favors organic menu items and local, farm-raised ingredients.