Want your Valentine’s Day wrapped in more love — and less waste?

For many people, Valentine’s Day has become yet another over-commercialized, pressure-filled "holiday." You have to find the perfect card, give the perfect gift, and plan the perfect date. If you're single, you often feel left out. And for parents, it can feel like a chore to make sure that your kids have a card for every classmate and teacher.

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, most of which end up being tossed within just a few days?

What 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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