Sunday, January 22, 2012


For men only.....

I figure it is not too early to talk about this since Valentine’s Day is in just about 3 weeks.  I never cared about Valentine’s Day because I don't like ad agency created holidays. I tend to resist that. 
This is my take on Valentine's Day.......

Pay attention guys, this is the good part

I began to care about Valentine’s Day later in my life because it was important to a man who showed me I was too special for such mundane things as flowers or candy or dinner or whatever else has become the norm.

Men, step outside of the consumerist created stuff and do something special this year. Take the time to think about something very different that tells the person you are wanting to show your love for that she is different and deserves it. This can be something so simple and not cost much at all.

Leave work a bit early and post signs on your street with a heart and your initials inside so she sees them when she comes home. A few signs starting with her name and continuing with Will, You, Be, Mine or some other cutesy saying. Trust me she will giggle and love it. (Of course, you will have to go back and collect the signs so you aren’t littering or violating some city ordinance)

If it is a pretty day, make a picnic lunch with a special food for her, and go to a park for lunch.....even if it is heart shaped bologna sandwiches.

Get up in the middle of the night and put a note on the coffee pot, the mirror or whatever she will see first thing in the morning. If you can, go outside and put a note or card on or in her car.

I can go on and on with ideas but I hope you got the message from this so far.

When I went to an office every day I used to feel sorry for the women who got flowers delivered on Valentine's Day. I thought, you poor thing. I knew if I did get flowers it was going to be flower petals leading from the door to the bed, which was covered in petals. Beside the bed was get the picture.

Don’t do what every other man in the country is going to be doing.
Are you that ordinary and unimaginative?
Step out of the norm and be a bit creative with the way you say Will You Be My Valentine, or I Love You  or whatever else you want to express. You have a couple weeks to ponder this and come up with something special. Trust me, it will be worth your while.
If you can’t think of something on your own leave a comment here and I will help you with ideas.    
Come back to this on 2/15 and leave me a comment letting me know how good it worked out for you!       


  1. Brenda I love this.The true meaning of loving some one can happen any day of the year. Oh I guess valentine's day is one of those days!!!! Kym

    1. Thanks Kym. Valentine's Day should be just one of those days.....


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