Valentine’s Day is just a week and a half away. Why don’t you think about giving a valentine to your community and shopping locally? Local choclatiers, flower shops, card shops (not local big chain, but locally owned and operated), and of course, local jewelers and artists.
If you’re in the Lancaster, PA area, visit Lancaster Arts to find a gallery your valentine might enjoy. Radius Gallery in Harrisburg has plenty of PA artisans and in the Pittsburgh area visit Luke & Eloy for those who have very individual, arty valentines. And don’t forget to check Handmade in Pa for even more resources.
If you aren’t in PA, research your local artisans and give them support. The best way to connect with your community is to use their services. What better way to say “I love you” than by keeping your local businesses afloat?