A special gift from this Illinois zoo to bug your ex on Valentine's Day.

The Pros And Cons Of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a really strange holiday. Most people either like it or hate it. There is really no in-between. If you have a special someone to spend it with, then you are a big fan. For single folks, it is a miserable day. Especially, if there was a bad break-up involved.

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Some Innocent Revenge Is Okay On Valentine's Day

Sometimes when you are feeling bad on a holiday like Valentine's Day, a simple and innocent act of revenge can make you feel better. I am not talking about something evil. For example, I was involved with a bar promotion several years ago that was perfect.

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People could bring pictures, letters, cards, etc from their ex and destroy them in a paper shredder we supplied. Then they got some candy and flowers from us to help ease the pain. The participants love it. There were smiles on their faces.

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Ways To Support Your Local Zoo

My family and I have always enjoyed visiting the animals at the zoo. We try to go to one every summer. It takes a lot of money to operate a zoo, so they hold fundraisers.

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One of my favorites is the "adopt an animal" program. Basically, you make a donation to adopt your favorite animal at the zoo. In turn, you receive a certificate, photo, and info about it. Then your next visit is just a little bit more special. I did it for my wife a few years ago and she loved it. The perfect Valentine's Day gift.

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Perfect Un-Valentine's Day Gift For Your Ex

Maybe, you are not feeling Valentine's Day this year because of a bad breakup with your ex. If you are looking for something to help you feel a little bit better, I think I have the perfect solution. It combines some sweet innocent revenge while helping out a great cause.

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According to czs.org, 

"Valentine's Day is a time when we celebrate the love we have for one another."

 

"But for some, Valentine's Day is a time when they remember, despite all efforts, those who spurned that love."

 

"Who's to say they can't celebrate Valentine's Day as well?"

 

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Once again, Brookfield Zoo is offering the opportunity to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after your ex for Valentine's Day. It is just a $15 donation. The package includes a certificate of naming to remind you that a gross bug is named after your former partner. Their name will also be hung up in the zoo and posted on social media. That could definitely help you feel a little bit better.

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For more info, HERE.

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