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5 Tips for Going Green This Valentine's Day

Show some love for Mother Earth—and your wallet—by cutting down on waste and making homemade gifts this Valentine's Day.

5 Tips for Going Green This Valentine's Day 5 Tips for Going Green This Valentine's Day 5 Tips for Going Green This Valentine's Day 5 Tips for Going Green This Valentine's Day

Roses are red, and violets are blue, but your Valentine's Day can be green with a little bit of effort and resourcefulness.

Here are some tips, based on suggestions from  Waste Management:

  • Cards: Save paper by sending an e-card or making a paper card with recycled materials.
  • Flowers: Consider buying your Valentine a tree or small plant that can be added to the garden.
  • Jewelry: Instead of shelling out tons of cash for a new necklace or earrings, why not pick out an heirloom piece from a second-hand boutique in Historic Downtown Murrieta or Old Town Temecula.
  • Food: Forego the expensive dinner out, and instead opt to cook a romantic feast at home with your Valentine.
  • Other homemade gifts: Celebrate special memories with your loved one by creating an electronic photo album or playlist of your favorite songs. You could also use recycled materials to make a scrapbook or homemade picture frame.

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