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Red Hot Plastic Valentine’s Hug

Posted By Beth Terry On January 18, 2010 @ 8:00 am In holidays | 30 Comments

shelves of Valentine's Day plastic crapValentine’s Day is almost here! We’ve only got about a month to finish our shopping, as Walgreen’s and other drug stores remind us, their aisles suddenly lined in red and pink, overflowing with hearts and bears and sweet treats. On this official day of love, how will Michael know how I feel if I don’t choose the right gift?

A card? So many to choose from, and not really special enough.

Valentine's Day greeting card display

A box of candy? It’s plastic-wrapped for our protection. But really, too common, right?

Valentine's Day candy boxes

Michael likes stuffed bears. Don’t worry. No actual bears were harmed in the production of these plush pals. 100% polyester, baby!

Valentine's Day plush bears

Balloons? What says “I love you” more sincerely than Mylar?

Valentine's Day Mylar heart balloons

Buy I’m thinking what this day deserves is something brighter. Plastic heart-shaped lights?

Valentine's Day heart-shaped lights

Blinking plastic drinking glasses?

Valentine's Day blinking glasses

Wait! There’s a more eco-friendly option. Plastic heart-shaped LED lights which help save energy as well as the planet.

Valentine's Day LED hearts

Lucky Lovers message dice might help me say things I’d be too shy to say in person. “Let’s wrestle… on the floor,” for example.

Valentine's Day lucky lovers dice

Tempting. But actually, I think I’m going for a Red Hot Hug. Maybe two even. Because one hug is never enough. Especially cheap plastic ones. Heck, I could afford to buy a whole case!

Valentine's Day red hot hug

Of course, Michael won’t know I really care unless I envelope his hugs in brand new Valentine’s Day wrapping paper and plastic ribbon.

Valentine's Day wrapping paper

Gee, I wonder what people did to show how they felt about each other before “plastics made it possible?”*

*”Plastics make it possible” is an official ad campaign of the American Chemistry Council. While I would love to help improve their Google page rank by linking to the “Plastics Make It Possible” web site, I’ll resist the urge. I’m too busy with Valentine’s Day preparations.

This post is my contribution to the APLS blog carnival [1], which will be held on the Retro Housewife Goes Green [2] blog today.

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[1] APLS blog carnival: http://theaplsblog.blogspot.com/

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