Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are...

One of the little-known advantages of being with someone raised in a Jehova's Witness household is the complete lack of expectations when it comes to holidays and birthdays.  Having never experienced a birthday celebration or Christmas until he was an adult, my other-half appreciates a hug and a kiss with as little drama as a candle-lit dinner.  That's not to say it isn't fun to surprise him with thoughtful gifts.  It just takes away all the pressure of worrying how he will react.

This year, thanks to a timely email from the Sierra Club, I think I've already figured out what my "Wild Thing" will be gettting for Valentine's Day.  What better way to show how much I appreciate him than to sponsor a National Park in his name!

For as little as $20, you get a personalized certificate from one of these awesome wild places:
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Glacier National Park
  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Acadia National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • The Adirondack Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Shhh... don't tell him, but I think my Montana man is going to be getting a Wolf plushie from Glacier National Park.

So instead of giving your money to 1800florist.com and Hallmark Cards, consider a gift that's just a little bit greener. Sign up by January 31st and shipping is free.

edit:  fixed the link that wasn't working originally.  sorry about that!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! That is such a great idea! I just had my honey a sponsorship for the Giant Sequoia National Monument. He's going to love it! Thanks for the info.