Choose Sustainability This Valentine's Day

Choose Sustainability This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day of love - so this year, why not share that love with the environment?

Every year, over a billion cards are sent on Valentine’s Day and almost all of them end up in a landfill. Many of these cards are coated in glitter, metallic effects, and laminated plastic, and cannot be recycled. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg...

We also spend billions on throwaway gifts, like balloons, teddy bears, and decorations, to name a few things. So, this year, why not try something slightly different to show your love?

  • Baking

What better way to show your love than with a delicious, sweet treat?

Baking is a fun activity which you can do to make something special for your loved one that won’t go to waste! You could even make it a joint activity and bake something together. It also adds a nice personal touch to your Valentine’s present.

  • House Plants

Instead of buying the traditional roses, buy your loved one something which is going to last, like a house plant, cactus, or even a tree! Once roses have been cut, they will eventually die, whereas buying a plant which can live for longer will provide you and your loved one with a lasting reminder of the day as well as absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  • Staycation

We know that there’s not much you can do at the moment in regards to “romantic getaways”.

But one environmentally friendly alternative we can recommend is setting up some blankets in your back garden (weather-permitting), grabbing a glass of wine and maybe some snacks, and spending the night staring at the stars. While it’s no foreign getaway, it’s more sustainable and currently the closest to romance we can get!

  • No cards

Cards are a lovely gesture but, as mentioned above, lead to billions of waste products added to landfill sites across the globe. This year, show your appreciation another way - perhaps with a calming foot massage or a nice warm bath.

  • Learn something new together

Finally, why not try something completely different and learn a new skill together?

The amount of on-line classes are endless, you could choose to learn another language, learn how to cook, or even how to give couples massages. No matter what you choose, it gives you something fun and romantic to learn as a pair.

Do you have any other sustainable Valentine’s traditions? Get in touch and let us know!

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