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5 ways to wow your sweetheart this Valentine’s
Whether you’ve been together for years
or you’re in the fi rst blush of romance,
nothing says you’re thinking about your
sweetheart like fl owers on Valentine’s
Day. With so many options for gift -giving,
it’s easy to lose sight of the classics.
Don’t forget to show your Valentine how
you feel with a special gift .
Here are tips to help you make the most
of the sweetest day of the year.
1. Plan ahead.
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2. Write your own card.
Find a pretty, blank card or select a
Valentine’s card with minimal printed
writing and add your own personal message
to your loved one. Express what
you sometimes fi nd diffi cult to say out
loud. Describe a favorite memory from
your past together or list some things
that made you fall in love with them.
Handwritten words mean so much more
than even a carefully chosen pre-printed
message. If high-tech is more your style,
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to choose from, sweethearts can
express their love by sending playful,
thoughtfully customized “Will You Be
My Valentine?” photo or video messages.
3. Consider alternatives
to fl owers.
If you want to add to your gift of fl owers,
or your beloved is allergic to fresh
blossoms, not to worry - there are plenty
of other options. 1-800-Flowers.com
off ers lots of other gift choices to suit any
valentine - from treats like chocolates and
chocolate-covered strawberries to teddy
bears, jewelry, keepsakes and more. Make
a special statement with a personalized
gift like a picture frame or candle with
your names and anniversary date on it.
4. Give the gift of your time.
Nothing says “I love you” better than
spending time together. Take your sweetheart
somewhere that’s meaningful to
you as a couple. Schedule a special dinner
or date, whether out on the town or
a specially arranged home “date” complete
with delicious treats and music, or
a movie you both love. Being together to
enjoy the day is the best gift you can give.
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and suddenly we realize that we waited
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choose the fl oral arrangement you want
and instantly notify them via text, email
or another messaging platform that
something special is headed their way.
You’ll score big points for the save, and
for showing you were thinking of your
Remember, Valentine’s Day is all about
showing your love for your special person
and doesn’t have to be stressful. Th ere
are many creative, fun - and convenient -
ways to wow the one who wows you this