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  • Writer's pictureJackie Morrill-Faucher

Are You Ready For Valentine's Day?

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“All you need is Love. But a little Chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” – Charles M. Schulz

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and my son is so excited about it this year. They have been talking about it at school and they are having a valentine’s party on Friday and he can’t wait. He keeps asking me detailed questions about it and picked out his valentine’s day cards which have mini skate boards attached which he thinks is super cool. Have you picked out your valentine’s day cards and gifts?

Although Valentine’s day has become more commercialized over the years, just like many of the other money-making holidays, it really is about spending time with the ones you love. Many people get caught up in the high expectations of what the media has made us think it needs to be. There are so many ways to make it special and romantic without breaking the bank. Here are some fun last-minute ideas;

· Movie at home with make your own ice cream sundae or popcorn bowl

· Coffee Date – go out to your favorite or a new coffee bar

· Cooking Date – choose a recipe and make together

· Take out from a nice restaurant - enjoy at home with a nicely set table or while watching a movie

· Try a new local brewery – so many awesome ones around our area- You can’t go wrong with any of them.

· Go out to dinner a different night - avoid crowds & increased prices

· Indoor Picnic – lay a blanket on the floor and enjoy some wine, cheese, mini sandwiches while listen to some music

· Make your own card to exchange to your Valentine

· Buy a 100-date scratch off poster (on amazon)

· The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition * Scratch off date book -There are many different ones on amazon but the link for this specific brand is

Valentine’s Day Facts:

1. Approximately 50 Million roses are given on Valentine’s Day around the world.

2. There are approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S alone.

3. Cupid is the son of Venus. Venus is the god of beauty and love.

4. Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona receives approximately 1,000 letters that have been addresses to Juliet, as this is where the lovers Romeo and Juliet lived in Shakespeare’s play.

5. The phrase to wear your heart on your sleeve has a historical meaning! In the middle ages young people would draw a name from a bowl, the name they picked would be their Valentine and they would have to wear that name on their sleeve for one week.

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