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Here’s your reminder: Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Have you done your shopping? I know that many people don’t like Valentine’s day, but it is a day when we recognize those we love. Most of the “what to get your fellow” lists I’ve seen online lately have been for pricey tech gadgets, thinks like an iPhone, or new MP3 player. That’s pretty pricey. I think Valentine’s day is about the thought, not the amount of dough spent. Here are a few ideas that won’t break the bank:
Buy a DVD and set up a date night to watch it.
“Pillow Talk,” with Rock Husdon and Doris Day. I adore this movie in all it’s aged glory.
“Romancing the Stone”
“Shakespeare in Love”
Here’s a list I found of the top 100 romantic movies.
Make dinner. I mentioned Rachel Ray’s “You Won’t Be Single For Long Vodka Cream Sauce” in an earlier post. It’s a wonderfully delicious pasta dish.
Make a bubble bath for your mate, complete with new soaps and scented candles. Remember my post the other day about bubble baths save you money, but it will also put him/her in a great mood. And, don’t just say, “go take a bath honey.” Instead, actually draw the bath and light the candles. Set the mood. Watch the kid. Take her hand and walk her to the bathroom where she will see this display of beauty. Put on the music and
Buy a romantic CD:
One of my current favorites is Michael Buble. But also great is Chris Botti.
You can always go “high school” and create a compilation CD or playlist of a variety of songs.
Here’s a list of romantic songs.
When in doubt, or when out of time, go simple. Get a card. Better yet, get 12 cards and give one to your loved one every hour during the day. Words are powerful and this gesture, although simple, will be remembered for a long time to come.