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While we’ve previously given you advice to green your valentine’s day, here’s another tradition to consider: flowers. Our advice? Ditch the roses.
Valentine’s Day roses are not only pricey, but often come with hefty carbon footprints after being flown from far distances, having been plucked from pesticide-filled fields. There’s nothing that says “I love you” more than chemicals filling one’s nostrils on a romantic holiday, right?
Instead, try giving your sweetheart a plant (that cleans the indoor air) or some locally-made chocolates. Philly’s own John & Kira’s support organic suppliers, Flying Monkey Patisserie are baked from scratch right in Reading Terminal, & Capogiro Gelato uses dairy from local Philadelphia farmers. And that’s just a sampling.
Your lady-friend still yapping about flowers? Give her tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show – where there will be millions to look at.
Single this Valentine’s Day? Feel free to go through your closet and donate you ex’s stuff to a local Goodwill or Salvation Army.
Happy Valentine’s Day readers! We love you!
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