Valentine’s Day facts from your official blog o’love: By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. Source: Wikipedia.

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]lanning a romantic Valentine’s Day can be a little tricky, especially once you’re married.  For many people (both men and women), there is a lot of pressure to outdo themselves.  Perhaps last year you went all out in your Valentine’s Day preparations.  You might have spent a lot of money on a beautiful diamond necklace for your wife.

Get in the Love Game.

Colors of loveLadies, maybe you heard your man hinting around for a new watch and you surprised him by getting him exactly what he wanted.  The truth is, if you keep trying to one-up yourself, you’re eventually going to run out of ideas (and money!).

This year, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day more simply?  Focusing on just a few romantic ideas, such as a candlelit dinner, purchasing high thread count sheets for your bed and watching a movie together are tried and true ideas that will allow you to celebrate what Valentine’s Day is all about–your love.

The Olde Standard: Dinner by Candlelight.


A candlelight dinner can be as fancy or as simple as you’d like it to be.  If you want to save some money, consider possibly sending the kids (if you have them) to bed a little early that night.  One of you could cook dinner for the other, or you could do it together.  You can make it even more special by picking up a bottle of wine, or by adding a special dessert that you both enjoy. If you’re the type of couple who enjoys going out, pick a place you’ve been meaning to try.  Just be sure to call ahead and find out if you need a reservation.

Sexy Bed Makeover.

Many couples like to splurge a little on Valentine’s Day.


What better way to indulge yourselves than by purchasing a sexy set of high thread count sheets?  These sheet sets are the definition of luxurious, offering you a level of comfort you’ve never experienced.  There’s just something wonderful about enjoying a night together on 100% Egyptian cotton sheets.  They are the perfect gift for you to give each other because you’ll be able to enjoy them all year long.  Not to mention, once your Valentine’s Day date is over, you’ll have the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

Romantic Movie Night.

There’s nothing like cuddling on the sofa with a romantic movie.

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“Well, that’s what we do. We fight. You tell me when I’m being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you’re being a pain in the ass. Which you are 99% of the time. I’m not afraid to hurt your feelings. They have like a two second rebound rate and you’re back doing the next pain-in-the-ass thing. So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. And we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that, because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – Noah in “The Notebook”

There are so many different movies that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.  Whether you like something with a touch of humor or you’re interested in one of the classics, movies at home are a great way to relax together and lose yourselves in someone else’s story.

Regardless of how you spend Valentine’s Day this year, the most important thing you can do is focus on each other and enjoy every single moment together.

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