May 17, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day! Did You Forget? Then This Column is for You …

2-red-heartEditor’s Note: We first published this topical column by Jennifer Petty Mann on Feb. 14, 2014. We thought it would be fun to republish it today. And Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers!  

Our columnist Jennifer Petty Mann has some great suggestions for those who haven’t quite got themselves together yet for the big day.

You still want to do something, but are looking for something a little different.

If this is you, read on!

Dear Jen,
Valentine’s Day is always so generic. Chocolate. Flowers. Hallmark cards. What can I do that’s different?
Sick of Same Ol’ Stuff


Dear Sick of Same Ol’ Stuff,
I hear you. Excellent question.

Of course, love is personal, but being a romantic goofball is never out of style. Don’t be afraid to put it out there in your own way.

Here are some ideas:

  • Make cookies in the shape of your beloved’s initials.
  • Use kids’ washable crayons to write notes on the bathroom mirror.
  • Find or buy some henna (which comes off in a few days) and write stuff on your arms.  Like Melanie Griffiths’ huge I heart Antonio* on her arm.
  • Make a David Letterman Top 10 List of Reasons you love your beloved.
  • You can play 9 1/2 weeks with the fridge. Take weird food from the fridge, dip it in chocolate, and have anyone in the house guess what it is. Kids love this. Hey, is that a vegetable? No, no, sweetie. It’s chocolate … honest.

Anyway, have fun. That’s the bottom line.

Good luck!

* Seriously! Who doesn’t?  It’ll be hard to explain, but I may do that anyway …

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