Valentine’s Day My Top 10 Mommy Picks

February 10, 2009 by  
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bsilvia_grunge_hearts_brushesSo the dreaded Valentine’s Day is coming up and you don’t know what to give your sweetheart.  I usually try and do something small for my dear husband.   Usually is is a card and a box of his favorite Dove Chocolates.  In the years past I was a little more creative since I had the time to be but with little ones running around my creativity is limited.   I consider Valentine’s Day more of a girly holiday anyway, and I love that it falls in the same month as my birthday.

So what are some of my top gift giving suggestions (at least on my wish list) for this Holiday centered around love?  And Where did this so called holiday emerge from?

My Top 10 Gifts For Valentine’s

  1. Godiva (need I say more?)  Named after Lady Godiva
  2. Gift Cards to get my hair done, or new clothes.  One year I received a gift certificate to Curves (this made me cry sorry honey)  Although I was wanting to go to Curves to workout, it doesn’t make a very good gift.  Here honey you’re fat go work out.  Maybe not on any special day might have been better but maybe not!
  3. Maid Service to come in and clean my house top to bottom just one time so I could ignore all house chores.  This would be awesome!  But like my husband said, I would probably clean before they got here  LOL!
  4. Food, three meals cooked for me so I don’t have to think about it for one day.  I am talking real down home cooked meals and not from the box!  I would be in heaven.
  5. Candles, I love candles!   Some of my most favorite are the fruity scents and vanilla and lavender.
  6. Sleeping In and Breakfast in Bed,  Although this is hard for me to do since I have grown accustomed to popping out of bed in the morning, sometimes I just want to stay snuggled under the covers.
  7. Flowers, they always brighten up the house, but my only thing with flowers is they don’t last long.
  8. Massage, I am not one to go to the parlors as I am a little weirded out by that but a nice long 45 min massage from hubby would be perfect!
  9. Romantic Set Up, I am a sucker for the rose petals, candles, chocolate dipped strawberries, romantic music.
  10. Jewelry or Perfume, I love these surprises from my husband, especially the ones he picks out.  You get to get a fragrance that he loves and usually I love what he pics out, and jewelry just makes you feel pretty and special.  Some of my favorite pieces of jewelry and I only have a few are the ones he gave to me.   I pick them over anything else I have.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day according to Wikipedia is a holiday celebrated on February 14, by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s Cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffry Chaucer in the High Middle Ages when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of “valentines.” Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was the start of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.