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It’s OK. It happens sometimes. You were planning on buying something for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, but you wound up putting it off. And putting it off. And putting it off. And now you’re sitting here on the brink of Valentine’s Day and you’re empty-handed. Good luck getting a dinner reservation. You’ll need a police escort to make it to your local store’s cards aisle at this point. And flowers? Forget about it. You’ll have to take out a loan to get some now. And you probably don’t have time to order them online and get them delivered by Valentine’s Day.
It happened to me once, some 20 years ago. It was Valentine’s Day evening and I was working at an ice cream shoppe at the mall. A card store was nearby. I figured I’d mosey on over to that store during my break. I could easily buy a card and some nice little token for Christy and it all would be just perfect. I thought I was planning ahead.
I was wrong.
By the time I got there, about an hour before closing, all of the cards had been bought. There wasn’t an appropriate Valentine’s Day card in the entire store! And they had already replaced all of the Valentine’s Day gifts with St. Patrick’s Day gifts! I was doomed.
Maybe you’re in a similar predicament. You’re stuck. Valentine’s Day 2016 just might be a disaster. What are you supposed to do?
Thankfully, not all hope is lost. Here are some things you can do to rescue your Valentine’s Day…
1. Breakfast in Bed
Grab your waffle iron, a can of cinnamon rolls, and some maple syrup. In just a few minutes, you’ll have some amazing waffles. Just follow these simple directions. It’s a great way to start off the day.
Or end the day. Why not flip the script and have breakfast in bed for dinner? This is a sweet little recipe and would a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Or any other day, for that matter.
You can take this meal to another level by making some mimosas. It’s a pretty simple drink to make. Here’s how.
2. Plan a weekend away.
Take the initiative and plan a romantic weekend getaway by pulling out all the stops. You can still give her a card and some candy, but why not keep the Valentine’s Day spirit alive by celebrating it at a later date? The hotels and bed and breakfasts won’t be as crowded. And you can save money doing it! If you purchase the BedandBreakfast.com Getaway Gift Card, they’ll throw in an additional gift card on qualifying purchases. That’s a great deal. It’s like they’re giving you money for procrastinating on Valentine’s Day.
3. Give Candy
I know. Candy is so predictable. But what if you grabbed your loved one’s favorite candy bars and created an amazing candy bouquet? That, friends, is going above and beyond. And it doesn’t take a whole lot of creative energy to make one. But it shows you’ve been paying attention. Right? How else would you know what candy to buy?
4. Speaking of candy…
If you have a little bit of time to get it done, you could always make a Valentine’s Day piñata. Check it out here.
5. Buy Tickets.
Why spend so much money on flowers and candy – things that aren’t going to last? Why not make a memory instead? Tickets make great Valentines Gifts! Save $6 Off orders $40+ at Venue Kings! Code: VKHEART16 (Exp.2/14/16) Find Tickets Now! From athletic competitions to concerts to musical theater, VenueKings.com gets you access to almost any event you can think of.
You’ll make this a Valentine’s Day to remember by surprising your special someone with tickets to a great show. It’s definitely something to consider. Right?
6. Go to a movie.
Here are some family-friendly movie night ideas for a great Valentine’s Day.
There’s plenty out there to see. Go. Share some popcorn and a drink. Maybe grab some dessert after the film. It’s a classic date. You can’t go wrong with a classic date. Buy your tickets through Fandango. and save yourself some trouble.
7. Write a love note.
Grab some stationery. Put your thoughts on paper. Tell your significant other how you really feel.
Come on. Just do it.
Here’s the deal…
Yes, Valentine’s Day is a big deal to some people. But we can do many of these things any time. Don’t limit expressing your love on just Valentine’s Day. Let’s work on finding some creative ways to say “I love you” all year long!
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