Papillon Enterprise is " a socially & ecologically conscious business with a mission of stimulating the Haitian economy by exporting and marketing Haitian artisan goods. We are creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They offer a large selection of Valentine gifts, including Valentine bracelets, earrings, necklaces, mugs and gifts for kids, all handmade by artisans in Haiti.

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Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans."  They are "dedicated not just to making the best quality chocolate you can buy, but to making it in such a way that the more you learn about it, the better you feel about it."  They offer high quality chocolate gifts and gourmet chocolate bars, perfect for your Valentine. (To also find their chocolate in retail locations in your area, click here.)

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries and connect people around the world with stories of positive change through Fair Trade practices."  They partner with World Vision.  They offer unique Valentine's Day gift options, including heart jewelry, purses, artwork, scarves and other love-themed gifts.  Each gift comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell Valentine gifts including cute heart key chains, beautiful Valentine's Day cards and kanga heart pillows.

Eternal Threads "mission is 'weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking." They offer awesome Valentine's gifts including a hand-crocheted red heart purse, heart jewelry and handmade pressed flower cards.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell lots of cool 

Valentine's Day themed gifts, including chocolate, jewelry, scarves and more.

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MudLOVE  sells beautiful pottery, handmade in Indiana.  Every product which you purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need in Central

African Republic through their nonprofit partner, Water for Good.  They offer beautiful "Be Mine" Valentine gift boxes for men and women!

A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives."  They offer absolutely beautiful Valentine cards, stationary sets and jewelry on Etsy.

31 Bits sells jewelry handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  "The “31” comes from Proverbs 31, where it describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family.  The “bits” comes from what the beads are made out of…bits of paper!"  They offer awesome charm bangles and necklaces for Valentine's gifts including pizza and kitty charms!

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric Valentine's Day cards made by artisans in Haiti.  (The cards are even more beautiful in person and worthy of being framed!)  Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families.  Each card comes with a touching story. (To also find their cards in retail locations, click here.)

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BELJOY means "beautiful joy."  "BÉLJOY was born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work."  They offer some beautiful Valentine jewelry, gifts and even gift cards!

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WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  Their "vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth."  They have some awesome ideas for meaningful Valentine's gifts that make a difference!

The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global."  They "engage women through maternity homes in Kenya and employment through Fair Trade Friday in more than 15 countries all around the world."  They offer great Valentine gift options, including card and jewelry sets and Valentine's for kids!

Valentine's Day.  A holiday all about love.  Unfortunately love is not always shown to some of the workers producing the Valentine's gifts we buy.  Most Valentine chocolate contains cocoa from West Africa which can be tainted with child slavery.   And Valentine flowers are often cut using child labor.  But you can show love this year not just to your family, but also to the artisans creating the Valentines gifts below.  And the love they pour into these creations will bless both you and the recipient of your gift!

Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." Today they work with thousands of artisans in 38 countries. They offer Valentine's Day gifts, including Valentine cards. (To also find their products in a retail store in your area, click here.)