While the colour red has long been associated with Valentine’s Day, a new colour is now trying to take over: green! This year, to please your better half who has the future of our planet at heart, celebrate February 14 in an eco-friendly way by following these few simple suggestions.
First of all, instead of buying your partner in life the traditional bunch of red roses, why not give her a magnificent potted plant? It will help to beautify your home and could even be planted outside in the springtime.
Many greeting card manufacturers also offer a range of cards made of recycled paper containing actual flower seeds. The card can literally be planted in your garden… and will actually flower!
If you would like to offer your loved one a box of chocolates, choose one produced locally. Its ecological footprint will be much reduced if it hasn’t been transported half way across the world to arrive in a shop near you.
You’d love to give some jewellery to the love of your life? Choose items made from recycled materials or purchase jewels from a bygone era at an antique store. Many Canadian fashion designers produce clothing made with organic, fair-trade or even recycled fabrics so this type of product would be just the thing if you would like to add to your loved one’s wardrobe.
And if you would like to make an even more significant gesture, why not make a donation in your partner’s name to a charitable organization striving towards a better world?