But it's a good day to be in love.
(Friday night was too, because My Guy took me out for dinner and drinks. Nice wine, shared shrimp & crab dip and a seafood orzo - delish!)
I admit it. I'm among those who still enjoy Valentine's Day. I enjoy it because it's a day especially set aside for us to remind the people in our lives how much we love them. I can hear some of you now. We should show the love all year. I know that. That's why this year I made love coupons!
Previously, when I thought of the whole "good for one bear hug" kind of gifts, I thought I was being cheap.
Then I started assembling this year's present. It started with the idea of having a cuddly movie night. I had a coupon for a free plastic popcorn tub with the purchase of popcorn and candy so I bought those. I threw in some comfy new loungy-pants, a six-pack of beer and My Guy was set for movie night in. Then I thought - "what if he'd rather have the wine, cheese and candles kind of night?" So I added a coupon for that option (as well as more appropriate attire). Then I realized I had a bunch of ideas for ways to spoil My Guy on Lovey-Dovey Day!
Then, gathering up leftover materials from scrapbooking, my finest red, pink and purple markers and crayons and adding to it a few stickers and embellishments I set to making my coupons. Then I tucked them away into two envelopes, one marked "Naughty" and "Nice". The envelopes being with the nights described above, and include about a dozen more in each to choose from. The whole thing cost me less than $25 and I honestly can't wait for him to open it.
How and when are you celebrating the love? Was it this weekend, today, or everyday?