Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my lovely readers! Do you love or loathe Valentine’s Day? I’m a fan, but that’s just because my husband and I started dating on Valentine’s Day (I know, barf) and several years later, I bought my wedding dress on Valentine’s Day (I know, double barf). We actually don’t really do the whole “go out to eat, get a box of chocolates, get some flowers” thing on February 14th, but we do try to go out to eat the week of (on the 13th, if possible) and enjoy a quiet meal in a usually un-crowded restaurant!
And as for flowers, I’m the kind of gal who wants flowers, for sure, but I want them to be a total surprise. So a random Thursday in September would be good for me! 😉
1-800-flowers.com knows that as fabulous as flowers are to give and receive, there are other gifts out there that can be just as much, if not more meaningful. They have put out a great book called Celebrating Love: Share, Remember, Cherish. It contains beautiful real life love stories for you to enjoy. Interspersed throughout the books are great quotes and little-known facts about love and affection. If your Valentine is a book lover, or if you know someone who is getting married, this really does make the perfect gift!
Win it!: One Stuff Parents Need reader is going to get a copy of Celebrating love: Share, Remember, Cherish! The contest will run until February 24th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me about what you are doing today or this week to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
My answer: Tonight Tim and I are going to eat popcorn and watch a movie together. Work can wait until tomorrow!
1. Sponsor love: 1-800-Flowers.com has a fabulous giveaway happening online. Simply “like” the bouquet you’d most like to win here, and someone is going to win it! Woo hoo! Come back after you did this and leave me a comment for an additional entry to this contest. (I picked this one, by the way)
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