Red Roses, Black Market

Red Roses, Black Market: Five places that aren’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day. Foreign Policy. By Alessandra N. Ram. February13, 2012.

Good article except the title could have been more accurately chosen to read : “Five places that are forbidden to feel love this valentine’s day!” They are: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Malaysia, Uzbekistan , Belgorod (Russia). [Photo:  “An Iranian woman looks at the window display of a gift shop in Tehran on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2008. ATTA KENARE/ AFP/ Getty Images]

Goes straight to the heart

Here is our IGA (a supermarket) initiative over a 10 day period on the occasion of  Valentine’s Day: Pay $2 extra with each purchase to get this sticker, sign and post it on the supermarket’s wall. The collected money goes to the Heart Foundation of Canada – to help advance research on heart disease, and perhaps save the heart of one person you love! The money “goes straight to the heart”, as they have called the imitative. This is what I call a meaningful valentine’s contribution Red heart