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January 23, 2006

More Valentine's Day

After yesterday's post about custom printed M&Ms I thought I would shed some light on additional Valentine's Day stuff. Yes, I know Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark as something between Easter and Christmas, but that doesn't stop our Significant Others (SO) from buying into it. That being said I thought I would begin a series of posts that elucidate what I've done in the past to help some of the less romantically inclined.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no Casanova, but I've been able to hold my own when it comes to certain things and Valentine's Day is one of them. Last year my SO and I were in the Turks and Caicos for my cousin's wedding so that right there counted for something. No, not much because it didn't circle around my SO, but the nice weather and all-inclusiveness did help. Being that I dropped a lot of cash on the trip I was able to get away with taking her out for a nice dinner and some small gifts.

The gift, however small it is, is kind of important. It can be something you make or buy, this is usually the one time when you can get away with making something. If that's not your style (it's not mine) then you can always pick something small up that let's your SO know that you were thinking of them. Last year it was candles [lunacandle.com] from Lunacandle (no relation to this site). They were small, not very expensive and something out of the ordinary.

That's another tip, try and get something out of the ordinary. Take the candles for example, I could have bought a Yankee Candle, but I found something that I thought she would think was cool. I put some effort into telling her that I loved her. So, in summary:

  1. Gift (bought or made)
  2. Dinner
  3. Out of the ordinary

Posted by Guy at January 23, 2006 3:23 PM