Friday, February 13, 2009

ANSWER TO THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY AND EARTH-FRIENDLY FRIDAY


ANSWER TO THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY: Walt Disney with 28 Oscar Awards and 48 nominations.

NOW FOR EARTH-FRIENDLY FRIDAY:

180 million Valentine’s cards are given out in the U.S. every year—and this doesn’t include those given out by children in their classrooms. About 65% of American households join in the fun by giving cards, going out to dinner, exchanging flowers or other gifts. This year why not try something different?

With Valentine's Day upon us, I thought I'd suggest an alternative florist shop for the holiday. Why not buy organic flowers?

Or, if you can't get flowers delivered in time, buy local. You'll do the Earth a favor by using less fossil fuels for flower transportation.

Consider making your own card, using recycled products: lace, ribbons or even family photos. You can take your photos to the copy shop and make color photocopies and make a collage-card.

Or, how about a quiet evening at home watching a romantic comedy? You won’t waste gas getting to an overcrowded restaurant, you’ll save a little money and probably end up being more relaxed at the end of the night.

But, whatever you do, I hope you have a Valentine's Day filled with love :)

8 comments:

adrienne said...

Those Valentine exchanges at school drive me crazy - thirty-something kids all swapping the same store bought cards. I love homemade cards.

Kim Kasch said...

Adrienne: I love homemade cards :) - but it's not so EZ to make 30 :(

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That amazes me--but not really--about Disney.
I'm spending my Valentine's Day watching a DVD and drinking fair trade hot chocolate;)

Rena said...

Valentine's Day is my wedding anniversary. Makes it easy to remember, but it's a pain because the restaurants are too crowded, so we usually go out another time.

Not surprised about Walt either. :)

Nora MacFarlane said...

This is the first year my daughter didn't have a Valentine's party at school. They only do them in the primary grades now. BUT, I caught her this morning, scissors in hand, with scrap booking papers and glue. She yelled, "Go away! You can't come down here!" Hmmm, I wonder what she was doing?

Kim Kasch said...

Rena: Hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

GG: We've rented a bunch of movies for the weekend. Have a good one.

Nora: They grow up before you know it.

Brenda said...

Hubs and I (before the tree fell on the house) had planned to rent a movie, make homemade pizza and toast each other with ginger ale...we are such party animals...grin...but this will have to wait until next weekend...

We don't exchange cards, candy or flowers...we just spend time together...I like that better...

Kim Kasch said...

Brenda: I am soooo sorry. What a mess that must be.