We are obsessed with MomMeMatch’s off-the-cuff comment on their Facebook page >> “If there was such a thing as Valentine’s Day stocking stuffers, these Valentine’s Day bracelets and key rings would be perfect!” So we started searching and searching and searching some more. We cannot find anything that even remotely resembles Christmas Stockings for Valentine’s Day. But we did find some lovely examples of Valentine’s Day mantel decorations. We love red pillar candles combined with vases of pink tulips and red roses. Throw in a few apothecary jars filled with red, white and pink candies, a heart-shaped box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, and fun heart garland. And now for the really fun part. Let’s add what we are calling Valentine’s Day stockings in the form of mini-mailboxes or mini-buckets for Valentines Day. Continue Reading →
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, get in the mood by reading a great love story! Check out Reader’s Digest picks for the ten best love stories of all time.
Books in which man meets woman, man woos woman (or, woman woos man) and man and woman live happily ever after are a dime a dozen. Enjoyable, for sure, but not what you’d call memorable. So, the editors at Reader’s Digest have come up with a list of 10 favorite, and timeless, love stories, each of which goes above and beyond basic romance. We would love to hear what you think. Are we missing your favorite? If so, please let us know! Wouldn’t a bundle of these books tied together with pink twine make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite book lover?
Who tells a love story better than Nicolas Sparks? He is the ultimate go to for tear jerking stories of never ending love and devotion. There isn’t anybody we would trust more when it comes to love one liners so we had to share this article from Shutterfly with you in the spirit of Valentines Day and love.
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Nicholas Sparks is the bestselling author of 18 novels. Eight of his books — Message in a Bottle, a Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One and Safe Haven — have been made into movies. Here are his tips for writing the perfect one-liner
Keep it STRONG
Be committed. Your line must convey love, and convey it in no uncertain terms. Stay away from language that is open for interpretation or that leaves room for doubt—avoid words like “might” and “maybe.”
Keep it SINCERE
Think about love as a very real, personal thing between you and the person you love. Find inspiration from your relationship. What does this love mean to you?
Keep it SIMPLE
Your goal is to convey your feelings—not your intelligence. Don’t be too wordy, and if you’re going to use metaphor, pick one; it’s better to have one metaphor that says it all than a number of metaphors that each fall short in their own way.
Keep it SHORT
Do not hide your message in an endless parade of phrases, words, and descriptions. Part of what makes the phrase “I love you” so powerful is that it evokes such a powerful emotion in so few words.