Are you one of the average Americans who spent $68.98 on your significant other last Valentine's Day?

Tired of making that last-minute run to the nearest grocery store for what's left of the heart-shaped chocolates and generic flowers, and hoping beyond hope they've still got a box of whatever the latest kids' Valentine's Day cards happen to be? Plan ahead, and join the [ALT] GIFT revolution with Heifer.

Check out www.heifer.org/vday for Valentine's Day gift alternatives and a bunch of fun goodies, like a Facebook timeline banner and printable cards to send with your kids to their school parties.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.