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Personalized Valentines that last all year long
Americans spent more than $13 billion
on Valentine’s Day gift s last year. Sixtyfour
percent of men gave their signifi cant
other fl owers and a card, and took them
out to dinner, according to the Retail
Advertising and Marketing Association.
Valentine’s Day is full of expectations, so
how do you show your unique appreciation
and love by doing the same thing everybody
else does on that same exact day?
Th e answer: You don’t.
People associate Valentine’s Day with
love and romance but you don’t have to
limit the experience to just that one day.
With a little thought, you can show you
care all throughout the year. Here are
Engrave your love
Make the romance last with a gift of
engraved jewelry this Valentine’s Day,
says Amy Myers, vice president of creative
services at Th ings Remembered.
“When you give engraved jewelry, you
give a memory,” says Myers. “You can
tell her how much you love her smile and
how much she means to you today and
every day. She will think of you every
time she wears it, so the feeling and the
meaning behind your gift lasts long past
A poet and you didn’t know it
Wow her with an amazing poem from
your heart. If you’re not the modern day
version of e.e. cummings, don’t worry.
Consider printing out the lyrics to “your”
song or perhaps a few lines from her
favorite romantic movie that convey your
Frame the poem or printed lyrics for
her nightstand or desk so that she can
be reminded of the love you share, and,
of course, to prevent those special words
from getting shoved in a drawer or taped
into a scrapbook like the 151 million
greeting cards that are exchanged for
Valentine’s Day each year.
Love in bloom
More than 51 percent of people will buy
red roses for Valentine’s Day but let’s face
it -- fl owers wilt. How does a guy who
can’t remember that thing about the toilet
seat remember to send fl owers “just
because” aft er Valentine’s Day?
Th e answer is as simple as your local
fl orist. Most fl orists will take payment
in advance for planned bouquet deliveries
so you can set up fresh fl ower gift s
every month throughout the year while
only actually thinking about it once a
It’s one thing to be romantic one day of
the year but true romance stands the test
of time. Keep the passion alive and give
a lasting spark to your relationship long
aft er the Valentine’s Day chocolates are