Re-Blogged from The Goodwill ® Blog by Julia Manchard

How will you spread the love this Valentine’s Day? Of course, choosing a sweet card for your love and spending time together is a must. If you’re rocking the single life, doing something special to love yourself is essential. But spreading a little love with your community is a great step to take, too, and it’s as easy as shopping at Goodwill! Every 27 seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job. Every three seconds, another person accesses Goodwill opportunities to build careers and strong families. You can be a part of that just by shopping at Goodwill for Valentine’s Day goodies like these…

Image via Camille Styles

Anyone can go to the grocery store and pick up a greeting card. Since the love you share with your sweetie is unique and memorable, why not make your Valentine’s Day message match? It’s easier than you think! I found this fun message in a bottle tutorial on Goodwill Industries of West Michigan (Muskegon)’s DIY Valentines pinboard and instantly swooned. It would be so easy to recreate with a tiny jar from Goodwill’s glassware section and a few other odds and ends. Check out this and the other creative DIY options they share for the upcoming holiday if you love the sounds of this as much as I do!

Image via The Anderson Crew Blog

Maybe it’s your family you intend to shower with love this February 14. In that case, a little letterbox for each family member (packed with love notes and treats, of course!) might be a better way to go. Emily of The Anderson Crew blog found candlestick holders at her local Goodwill to provide the bases for each of the letterboxes she created! I love how each one is simple (i.e. easy), but together they become bold statement décor. Customize the boxes to your family’s specifications and watch their faces light up the moment they lock eyes on it. The magic of every holiday is in the memories we create. Don’t let this one be any different!

Image via Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

So, you’re single. So, what? That does NOT mean you have to be left out of this holiday. Romance yourself with a fancy new frock or do something else that’s just for you. You deserve it! Glide through Goodwill’s aisles in search of the perfect dress (Here’s a little inspiration from Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont (Charlotte) then enjoy your favorite meal out with friends. If you’re looking your best, then you’ll be feeling your best and who doesn’t love a little retail therapy? You may even meet someone and start a brand new love story! Who knows?

No matter how you choose to celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we hope you are able to truly enjoy it. Showing our love is an essential part of living a positive life no matter who you’re sharing it with.

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