I recently experienced a lesson in love from my 4 year old son. â€śLove is not just giving someone what they want,â€ť said the little Love Guru. â€śLove is just when you love somebody.â€ť Of course he said this without realizing that Valentineâ€™s Day was around the corner. As Iâ€™m sure today love will mean giving him exactly what he wantsâ€¦ chocolate. Below are 4 ways to give your children what they want without taking too much away from the environment… even if they want loads of chocolate.
1. Grab a couple pounds of organic chocolate from Dagoba and make your own chocolate truffles. â€śAt Dagoba Organic Chocolate we seek to honor Full Circle Sustainability principles: blending attention to Quality, Ecology, Equity and Community into each step from cacao farms to our factory to you.â€ť
2. Add a few hearts to Andreaâ€™s brilliant DIY screen print design and create a unique Valentineâ€™s Day keepsake T-shirt for your little loves.
3. Salvage those old magazines from the recycling bin and make a great collage greeting card that stands apart from store bought varieties.
4. Take a moment to hug the earth. A few minutes of meditation can give a bit of gravity to the green movement. You can even turn this into a weekly (or daily) routine.
Happy Valentine’s Day!