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Valentine's Day - How Do You Celebrate?

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So, February 14th will soon be upon us. My husband and I celebrated this weekend with dinner and a night out....what are you all doing?

Valentine's Day - How Do You Celebrate?

"During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance." So, in the spirit of romance, many of us have to think of a present for our loved one. 

So what to buy, what to buy?

As a foodie, why not strawberries covered with chocolate, sprinkles, frosting or ??? Shari'sBerries, of course, has specials with multiple offerings and delivery options. This company is a subsidiary of FTD, the flower people. They offer a wide array of covered berries in mandy edible arrangemets. 

For the fishing enthusiast how about fishing lure with "I'm Hooked on You" and the option for personalization? Who doesn't like a personalized gift? This company prides itself on 100% satisfaction and prompt delivery. They even offer rush delivery in case you wait too just a little too long. 

Don't wanna be boring this year? How about Uncommon Goods? Their ad pitch says they don't like boring gifts either. Some pretty interesting and unique offerings. 

Chocolates are considered "romance" food too. How about some Godiva chocolate? From California, See's Chocolates is a treat.  This company started as fresh homemade candy and some of the recipes still come from the original creator, Mary See who started the candy company shortly after the turn of the 20th century. 

For the ladies, roses often top the gift list. For just $519.99 you can send 100 long-stem roses to your sweet. So what do the colors mean? From Pro-Flowers comes this info"Red symbolizes love, beauty, courage, respect, romantic love, and even congratulations. While many send red roses on Valentine's Day, surprise yourValentine this year with white roses that symbolize true love, purity, innocence, reverence, humility, youthfulness, and charm."

There are many lists of what to buy for Valentine's Day. Celebrities sometimes go all out and spend far more than working nurses make in a year. Here are some of the extravagant gifts:

David gifted Victoria with an $8 million dollar necklace in 2018 on V-Day. Hmmm...might take me a few millennium to earn that much...if ever! 

Justin Theroux gifted Jennifer Anniston a surprise trip to Paris - c'est la vie!

And on and on it goes. However, for those of us mere mortals, I think candy, flowers and personalized gifts top my gift list this year. 

How about you?

References: 
History of Valentine's Day

What do the Colors of Roses Mean on Valentine's Day?

 
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Personally, I haven't celebrated Valentines Day since I was a child. Nobody in our family did anything for Valentines Day. I think it's nice for people to show love to one another every day and to give compliments to others and to encourage one another every day. Just IMHO.

Enjoy your day everyone.

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My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day for the second time in almost 52 years. 😍   About thirty years ago he bought me flowers at the supermarket because his friend, a plumber, told him he should buy his wife flowers because the friend's wife loved getting them.

This morning he turned the TV off and we reminisced for a while. Then I made French toast on high fiber bread and he cooked himself bacon.

Then we got romantic.

PS: My Grandma called old people like us "sex gone to seed".  👩‍❤️‍👨

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