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A gift from the heart (not the wallet)


Since then, Valentine?s Day has been one of the most celebrated romantic traditions, particularly in the United States. According to the US Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year in the USA making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year (the first is Christmas). Many complain that Valentine?s Day is just another excuse in this consumerist world to feel the need to spend money; however it doesn?t have to be that way. This year, celebrate the love of your life with a home-made gift straight from the heart.

1. Buy an unfinished box from a craft shop and decorate it as you wish. You could paint it red, line it with any nice off cut material you?ve got lying around such as silk or lace, and glue two hearts with your names and the date on the outside. Fill the box with chocolate kisses or hearts and you?ve got a sweet and unique gift.

2. Instead of going out for dinner, have a fancy dinner at home. Get all dressed up in your evening clothes, either cook dinner the night before or buy a ready made meal and set the table with your best china and glassware. Not only can you choose the music you listen to and your favourite foods, but you don?t have to worry about driving home at the end of it.

3. Either buy a decorative jar or a plain one and decorate it yourself. Cut out some small pieces of paper and write on each one inspiring thoughts, memories, quotes, verses or reasons why you love your partner. Fold each piece and fill the jar with them. Each time your partner needs a little encouragement, he can just pick out a new ?thought of love? from the jar. The gift that keeps on giving!

4. Shave or wax your pubic area into the shape of a heart. He won?t forget that surprise in a hurry!

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