Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world. Here are some numbers who those who like to crunch them. Unless otherwise, the statistics refer to the United States:
VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS
Don’t over-emphasize the importance of giving THINGS. In the end, the greatest Valentine’s gift of all to the one you love is the gift of your time. Our love and marriage research on all seven continents of the world and in 47 countries over more than 30 years completely supports this concept.
The following list will give you some great homemade Valentine's Day gift ideas for guys they will surely love. Men may not always show their romantic side, but men are really kids at heart. The best way to impress your guy is to do something that shows you went that little bit extra to create that one of a kind gift that shows "your man" how much he really means to you.
If you have a sweetheart, you are most likely acutely aware that the most romantic of holidays is just around the corner. Valentine's Day is THE holiday for couples to celebrate and express romantic love to one another. Perhaps you are already thinking about what you would like to try this year to make this an especially romantic day.
So, you’ve picked out the perfect 12 red roses, and scheduled their delivery; dinner reservations are set for 8 o’clock. In the midst of picking out the perfect card for your significant other, you begin to consider everything that you’ve been through together, and there’s no card that really fits your current situation. These days, the happiness you once felt, is peppered with confusion and concerns for your collective future. But, that’s okay.
Mary's husband walked in the door with a beautiful creamy box wrapped up with a red ribbon. He twinkled his eyes as he lovingly leaned over and gave her a kiss and presented her with her favorite chocolates. It was their Valentine’s Day tradition, and she always loved him for it. She also hated him for it. She knew that one bite would lead to devouring the box, regretting it and craving for more sweets in the weeks ahead. But, she couldn't wait to sink her teeth into that dark, rich chocolately raspberry filled nugget hiding under the lid!
The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend record-breaking amounts on Valentine's Day this year—how much exactly, you ask?
Eddie and Kristen went to college together and had been dating for a couple of years. They both lived on campus but were heading back to visit Eddie’s family for the weekend to celebrate his dad’s 50th birthday. It happened to be Valentine’s Day weekend, so when Eddie arrived to pick Kristen up, he brought her a gift. It was the newest, trendiest Valentine’s gift, flowers inside a balloon.
The thing is, relationships aren't tidy and our wants and needs change from moment to moment, year-in and year-out. So while you may not be willing to give or get what you want this time, keep in mind that Valentine's Day or not, true love is kind, patient and always respectful. We don't need a holiday to remember that! And responsible communication is the way we can show it 365 days a year!
Love is in the air as we approach Valentine's Day, the sexiest of holidays for serious and not-so serious couples alike. And whether your V-Day date involves staying at home with a movie or a weekend in wine country, the best way to set the sexy mood with your partner is by donning some hot lingerie.
The look, size and color were just right. I was excited. But the conversation we had about the upcoming love holiday made me rethink what I thought was a loving gesture.
Like birthdays, Valentine's Day celebrations become repetitive after a few years. If you've grown disenchanted with fancy dinners, chocolates and roses, worry not, because YourTango's rounded up a series of unconventional Valentine's Day ideas to combat the season's predictability. After all, what's romance without a little adventure?
If you love V-Day you started making plans weeks ago. If you don't care about Cupid's big day Saturday'll pass like any other weekend night (just don't try to go to a restaurant). But what if you're in the middle—you're not into the whole chocolates and roses thing, but you'd kinda like to do something special? How about making the day especially sexy? Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to try out a new position, enact your fantasy, or buy a new sex toy. Below are Love Buzz's three picks for a fun, sexy Valentine's day. They start pretty G-rated and end in out-of-control pleasure… literally.
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, flash is out in 2009. Wealthy folks are cutting back in lavish V-day gifts, but not necessarily because they can't afford them. According to Reuters, who interviewed a luxury marketing researcher, "the super-wealthy were anxious about 'being labeled as ostentatious' and were 'pulling back substantially.'"