When you consider all that's needed to manufacture Valentine's Day cards -- trees, water, bleach, dye, transportation, and shipping -- and the fact that many of them ultimately end up in the landfill, making your own cards and envelopes makes sense.
Sending a greeting card is a nice gesture, but what happens to that card after it's read through once or twice? Much of the time, it heads for the dumpster. A company called TreeNex offers a new take on an old custom.
You can give your greetings a second life by sending them to St. Jude's Ranch for Children and its Recycled Card Program.