As we flip the calendar to February, we leave thoughts of our New Years Resolutions in the past and surge forward with hearts in our eyes and love in our heart. Valentine’s Day is very special to me. It is the day DH proposed to me! I know it may sound like a cliche to be proposed to Valentine’s Day, but DH did it for reasons other than it is the day for love. When I was 13 my Nanny passed away on Valentine’s day. I was very close to her and she was taken away suddenly. After that year, Valentine’s Day signified hurt, loss and pain rather than joy, love and passion. Through my entire teenage years, I refused to participate in celebrations out of hate for the holiday. When I met DH, he knew that I was angry with Valentine’s Day and every year he would try to make it a special event. Even the day he proposed, I was in a fowl mood. DH went out of his way, above and beyond and in his proposal told me that although he never got the opportunity to meet my Nanny, he knew what kind of person she was through stories I had told. He said that Valentine’s Day was a day of love and my Nanny wouldn’t have wanted me to hate such a special holiday. He felt that she would want him to propose on that to take the horrible memories of Valentine’s and replace them with a happy memory. Since that day, Valentine’s has meant a little bit more. Although I still remember my Nanny with sadness, I can picture the proposal and her standing over my DH’s shoulder giving her support. DH and I try to spend every Valentine’s together to reaffirm the commitment of love that we made on that day and make it a day of happiness and joy!
Show your LOVE this Valentines with these amazing Valentine gifts! There is something for EVERYONE!
Wrapped in Love Scarfs – MSRP: $9.95 each.
Show a little love to your fashionista this Valentines by wrapping their neck in a cozy scarf! Available in 3 heart designs. 14″ x 65″ L
Over sized Message Mug – MSRP: $12.95
Have a Bike fan for a lover? Why not surprise them Valentines’ Morning with this over sized, dishwasher and microwave safe mug!
Assorted Bar Soap Gift Set and Soap Dish – MSRP:$24.95 per Set
For the sophisticated lover, why not seduce them by scent? Choose from three scents including honeysuckle, Verbena and Ocean. 3.8oz each.
Red Cube by Hallmark Artist Rick Cusick – MSRP:$26.95
Inspire the artist in your life with this whimsical box. The simple design shares the words of love in away an Artist would love. Porcelain 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
‘Cuddles to Share’ Bear – MSRP:$7.95 with purchase of 3 Hallmark Cards
This little guy is the perfect way to share cuddles with friends and family far away.
Marjolein Bastin Flat Note Pad Set – MSRP:$7.95 with any purchase
For the friend in your love, this is the perfect way to send words of encouragement. Included Pen and pad.
Love-a-saurus– MSRP:$17.95 with each purchase of 3 Hallmark Cards MSRP: $32.95
He’s got a big heart and is willing to show it, but you ‘Can’t Touch it’. This little guys will shuffle into your heart while dancing to MC Hammers’ famous song.
Happy Pillow – MSRP: $34.95
For the decorator in your life, this pillow is a must have to inspire happiness in every room. Embroidered with an applique font and fun Pom poms is sure to dress up any room.
I love US notes – MSRP: $9.95
Stick these notes on bathroom mirrors, in lunch boxes or in the car to surprise your lover with sweet messages about how they feel about one another. Softcover, 100 notes 4″x6″
What I love about US book – MSRP: $9.95
The personalized book is a great way to remember why you fell in love in the first place! Fill it out and continue it as your relationship blossoms. Hardcover, 48 pages.