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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Prelude to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day: The day of love! Like all things there is history behind this day known for its everlasting expressions of love. Its roots date back to ancient times. Do you know why we celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14th and where the holiday customs come from?  

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Only a matter of hours until we will awaken to the biggest romance day of the year: A day when spirits are lifted in both usual and unusual ways. Some stroke the heartstrings so tenderly tears are gently brushed away with a kiss; others are totally mesmerizing striking deep down into the soul. Then, of course, there are those that are completely unexpected that bring about smiles and laughter along with the tears.

Some say this day is for couples. For lovers to express their sincerest, deepest feelings for one another. I say it is a day to celebrate love of all ages, whether romantically involved or not. The hearts and minds of children are just as excited on this day as the most romantic of romantics. Valentine's cards, trinkets, candy and small gifts of expression are exchanged amid hugs and smiles of joy. 

So, what are you planning for Valentine’s Day? Chocolates, roses, jewelry, gift basket, stuffed animal for someone special?  Perhaps a surprise getaway, breakfast in bed, champagne brunch? Small, simple Valentine's card for a child or an assortment of cards for a group of children? A visit to a hospital, retirement center or elderly folks home? Hugs and kisses that show you care?

It is not surprising that there are limitless possibilities, especially with the ability to traverse cyberspace over the World Wide Web. Our fingers negotiate the keyboard like the hairy legs of the spider spinning its web. BUT, don't forget the e-Valentine may contain the desired message but there is still nothing like that personalized hand-written love note! For whatever reason you will be celebrating on Valentine's day, with that one someone special or not, just remember it is a day of love: remembering in ways to show you care.

 Stay tuned, more to follow on Valentine's Day. . .

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