Tips to Celebrate a Greener Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019 9:15 AM ET

Did you know almost 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year globally, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas? We’ve compiled a handful of tips to help you and your Valentine make this year’s celebration a bit greener!

Flowers, anyone?
Valentine’s Day is the top holiday for fresh flower purchases. Instead of ordering a bouquet from the local florist, consider buying a potted plant or planting a bed of your Valentine’s favorite annuals if you live in a warmer region. In cold winter regions, plant seeds for your favorite annual flowers or vegetables in small indoor garden containers, which you can transplant to an outdoor garden in the spring as young plants. Either option is a great way to be reminded of your love all year long, while adding beauty to your home and community.

Skip the store-bought card!
It’s never fun to run into the store last minute and try to find a meaningful Valentine’s Day card…especially one that isn’t too corny. Instead, consider a hand-written letter or poem on recycled paper. The personal touch will mean something extra to whoever is your Valentine!

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Noah Ullman
Keep America Beautiful
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Larry Kaufman
Keep America Beautiful
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