"Valentine's Day is terrible for two kinds of people—those who are single and those who aren't.”
— comedian Dean Obeidallah
Want your Valentine’s Day wrapped in more love — and less waste?
For many in relationships, Valentine’s Day has become yet another over-commercialized, pressure-filled relationship moment. You have to find the perfect card, give the perfect gift, and plan the perfect date. If not, then you’re failing to properly demonstrate your love. And those who are single often feel left out.
For parents, the “holiday” can feel like a chore, where you have to nag your kids to make cards for every classmate—as well as their teachers. If you’re really creative, you might scan Pinterest to get instructions on how to make cute DIY cards with treats for every one of your child’s classmates. And, in addition to the work, think of all the waste and expense involved! Did you know that 180 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually?
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all agreed to just pare down Valentine’s Day to its core? Why don’t we just view it as a sanctioned opportunity to tell those around us how much we love them? Or, to use the words of Sasha Dichter, the founder of Generosity Day, we can “reboot” Valentine’s Day into a day focused on kindness and generosity.
Let’s shift the focus of Valentine’s Day from jewelry, flowers, and candy to a day centered on showing our love in meaningful and thoughtful ways.
At New Dream, we vote to reboot Valentine’s Day and to commit to a day of #morelovelesswaste!
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