Hearts and Flowers, Oh My!

Valentine Gifts Here

Can Love Be Bought For Under $5?

How is it I can write a novel, but I can’t figure out how to wow my sweet husband on Valentine’s Day?

The day of hearts, flowers, chocolate candy, romantic songs, and valentines with sweet messages is upon us. Some of you jump in with creativity and thoughtfulness guaranteed to make young and old feel loved. Others struggle to select the perfect card, often buying several to ensure one does the trick.

I never know what to do for my husband. For those of us who missed the Valentine gene, there should be a service to help us find the perfect way to show how much we care for our loved ones. My husband is the virtuoso of surprises, treating me to unique gifts, vacations, and special events. But me? My mind is a blank screen. However one year I did outdo him—as if love is a contest.

I hired a live singing valentine. A young couple, dressed in a tux and a long flowing red gown, showed up at our doorstep. They sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” and “Won’t You Be my Teddy-Bear.” They presented my husband with chocolates and a rose. Oh, it was a gotcha-moment, but I haven’t been able to duplicate it since. Perhaps I should have videoed the presentation and played it every year since then.

So I resort to ho-hum cards, usually two. One is a funny and the other is a serious. His favorite chocolates and sometimes a heart-shaped cake. Maybe if I’d start planning on January 1, I could wow him with an awesome surprise.

What about you? Tell me how you show your special someone he/she is loved on Valentine’s Day, and I’ll enter your name in a random drawing for a lovable FBI K9.


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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. – Judy Garland 

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