Picture this: it’s the day before Valentine’s Day and you’re going over the romantic evening you’ve planned for you and your special someone when you realize you’ve forgotten one, possibly two, of the most important things…the flowers and a gift. At this point, you imagine your local florist must be backed up and you have absolutely no idea what to do to prevent your celebration from turning into a complete disaster. Don’t worry, deep breaths! For starters, there’s always same-day flower delivery when you order from someone like us. But, we also want to let you know that there are tons of other solutions that can put your mind at ease – here are some examples:
February 14th comes once each year, and every time the day is about to arrive, couples from all over can be found planning their Valentine’s Day dinner and perhaps a movie to follow. But who says you have to stick to tradition? Of course it’s always nice to get dressed up and spend the night out with the one you love, but your classic dinner and a movie date isn’t the only way to celebrate this romantic holiday.
That said, why not shake things up a bit this year? Below, we’ve compiled our very own list of unique ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your honey:
There’s nothing more exciting than receiving a beautiful pair of diamond earrings or that luxury watch you’ve been wanting on Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it – gifts like these are pricey! And they certainly aren’t the only items that can make or break a budget during this time of year – dinner, a huge bouquet of roses and a movie, followed by indulging in an assortment of delicious chocolates can add up too! But since we know you’re probably not just going to give your loved one a hug and move on, we’ve put together a few tips to help you approach this holiday even when things are tight.
Although Valentine’s Day is usually associated with the romantic kind of love, husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends aren’t the only ones who deserve some special attention – children do too! Just think back to when you were in elementary school and had the chance to pass out your Valentine’s Day cards and candies to your friends – it’s something we remember most about our holiday experiences in school, what about you? Nothing is more exciting for children than the opportunity to do something that someone they care about will hold close to their heart, which is why it’s up to you to make their Valentine’s Day one to remember! But in case you’re having trouble with where to start, we have a few ideas for you:
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, chances are you’re thinking about how you’ll wow your lucky lady once you two have a chance to be together – a romantic night in the city or a home cooked meal, perhaps. But aside from everything you can do when you’re side by side, don’t forget about making her feel special during the time that you’re apart. A great place to start? Surprise her at work! Although Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, you can still make a lasting impression on her and her co-workers by doing something special in the office on the Friday before or Monday after. Below are a few of our favorite office Valentine’s Day ideas. Continue Reading…
Although you shouldn’t need an excuse to express your feelings to someone that you care about, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do so. Are you starting to think about who you’ll write to this year? Remember – Valentine’s Day isn’t just limited to husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends; you can also show your appreciation for moms, dads and friends too! Before you sit down to start writing out your cards this year, take a look at our Valentine’s Day card message ideas to get your juices flowing.
For those couples who are well established, everything from Valentine’s Day dinner to dessert and gifts can be a no brainer. But, for those who are fresh into their relationship, the holiday can definitely bring about some nerves – where should you eat? How much money should you spend? What’s the right type of gift to give? While you’re trying to figure out the answers to all of the questions circling around in your head, we’ve been busy putting together a guide for you to follow to alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling – take a look at our tips for your first Valentine’s Day as a couple below.
Talk About It
You and your significant other may have different expectations for what Valentine’s Day should be, and that’s perfectly normal. However, unless you discuss your feelings, you won’t know what’s too little or too much in your partner’s eyes. So, first things first, sit down and talk about it! By being honest and open, you can plan an afternoon or evening that satisfies you both.
You and your sweetie may be totally head over heels, but that doesn’t mean you need to be too over the top with your gift giving or event planning this year; you certainly won’t want to scare them off! If you’ve only been dating for a few weeks or months, then you probably shouldn’t go out and spend your entire paycheck on a diamond necklace or earrings – though beautiful, you don’t want to give the wrong idea about future intentions, especially if you both really haven’t talked about them yet. Similarly, you may want to avoid super fancy restaurants, since the need to get all dressed up could cause both of you to feel unnecessary anxiety about the day. Continue Reading…
From the time she’s old enough to understand exactly what a wedding is, every little girl dreams about walking down the aisle dressed like a princess to find her prince waiting for her at the other end. But before she can get to that, she needs to experience the proposal. While some gents prefer to make the big day a complete surprise, others choose to pop the question during a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration – could it get any sweeter? If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day proposal this year, here are a few tips to help you guarantee that your lucky lady says yes:
Valentine’s Day is essentially the most romantic day of the year, but have you ever wondered why an entire day was dedicated to telling our loved ones how we feel? After all, you should be able to show your appreciation for someone every day of the year! Well, the truth is that Valentine’s Day wasn’t necessarily always about sending flowers, exchanging gifts and munching on some of the sweetest treats – here’s how it really all began.
Who Was St. Valentine?
Although three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus are recognized by the Catholic Church, one of the most popular Valentine’s Day legends is centered on the saint that was a Roman priest during the third century. At this particular time, history explains that there was an emperor named Claudius who felt that single men, rather than men who were married and/or had children, were better off as soldiers. As a result, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for men, at which point saint Valentine stepped in to marry men and women despite the emperor’s ruling. Continue Reading…
The United States has a holiday for everything from National Puppy Day to National Kissing Day, but did you know that there is also a holiday for cheese? That’s right, January 20th is National Cheese Lovers Day, and if you’re like us then you know how exciting this day is. From macaroni and cheese to meat & cheese platters to cheese-flavored popcorn and more, the list of our favorite cheese foods goes on. Craving some cheesy goodness yet? Check out our top cheese picks from our family of brands: