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Valentines Day


Celebrate your love with your special someone and the environment:

  • Try to buy organic/ locally grown flowers or buy a potted plant so the plant can live a long, loved life.
  • If you are one for sweets, make sure to buy Fair Trade chocolate.
  • Want to impress your loved one with jewelry? Try to get recycled, repurposed jewelry- this will not only impress your special someone, but also be unique and one of a kind.
  • If you are looking for a gift that's other than jewelry, look local handmade gift shops or shop online at Etsy or even make your own eco-friendly gift!
  • Looking for a romantic place to eat, check out the green restaurants near you or better yet find ways to cook a special green dinner that helps the environment.
  • For an all day activity, go outside on a new hike and explore what mother nature has for the both of you!

Love Your Valentine and the Earth! Don't Throw Out Your Valentines!

Your loved one isn't the only one who deserves something special on Valentine's Day. Give a gift to the earth too by not throwing out your valentines! Reuse them instead!

Candy Boxes

  • Use for gift wrapping ties, scarves and gloves.
  • Square candy boxes can be used for wrapping gifts, storing art supplies or carrying cross-stitch work.
  • Save love letters in heart-shaped boxes.
  • Fill with homemade candy.
  • Cut a heart-shaped box so that you have a flat heart. Save and let the kids use it as a template.
  • Make a Valentine's Day decoration for next year.
  • Use a smaller box for storing paperclips, rubber bands, etc..
  • Cut and use for index cards.
  • Make into a Valentine's Day card for next year.
  • Make a Picture Frame
  • Use as a decorative change holder for your dresser

Cards from Valentine's Day Candy Boxes

  • Cut a heart-shaped candy box so that you have two flat heart shapes.
  • Punch a hole in the top of each hump of the heart.
  • Using a short piece of red yarn, tie a bow at the top of each hump.
  • Write a message inside.

Decorations from Valentine's Day Candy Boxes

  • Cut a heart-shaped box so that you are left with two flat hearts.
  • Cut a hole the size of a picture in one of the hearts.
  • Place a child's picture in the hole and then tape it to the back of the heart to keep it from moving.
  • Place the two heart shapes on top of each other, and then punch holes all the way around the perimeter of the heart.
  • Use red yarn to attach the two hearts together by weaving it through the hole

Picture Frames from Valentine's Day Candy Boxes

  • Take the lid of a heart-shaped candy box.
  • Cut a hole in the middle.
  • Place a picture in the hole and then tape it to the back of the box to keep it from moving.
  • Attach a string across the back of the box.
  • Hang the picture frame on a wall.

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