Friday, February 10, 2012

Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas for Him

The 14th of February is fast approaching. Valentine's Day is the time of the year when love is expressed to the special persons in your life, especially to your partner. Love is expressed in several ways but in what way can you best convey it? It is time to think of the best Valentine's surprise for the man of your life. It is very priceless to see that you put a smile on his face during Valentine's Day. Here are some romantic Valentine's ideas for him.

Tickets. There are many rock bands that would perform during special occasions especially on Valentine's Day. His favorite band might play as well. So grab that chance and buy both of you some tickets to that concert and have a romantic and rocking Valentine's Day.

Romantic Getaway. If the both you have been busy lately, a romantic getaway could be a great way to de-stress and catch up with each other. Be sure to plan ahead of time so that the trip will be the most romantic trip both of you had been in.

Romantic Poem or Love Song. Be creative and work your imagination. You can express your love to him in a form of a romantic poem or a love song. He will surely blush and appreciate the efforts you have put in to create a poem or a song that is only for him.

Romantic Personalized CD. Put video clips of you and him together beautifully and burn it in a CD. That would make him reminisce the happy moments you have had together. You can also make a CD of the love songs that you both love or have meaning to the both of you. This will set a romantic mood for the Valentine' Day.

Spend the whole day with him. You can surprise him by decorating his house with hearts, ribbons, and anything romantic. But keep in mind to do not exaggerate it or else it might look feminine. Together, spend the whole day and enjoy the Valentine's Day.

Romantic Dinner. Plan a romantic dinner ahead of time. When the big day finally arrives, dine with your man. Men usually arrange dinners, now it is your time to do so. Spend a bit of cash during this day because this only happens once a year. Feel the romantic ambience and cherish that time you are spending with him.

Special Valentine's gift. You can pick out a gift that has a special meaning and of use to your man. When he uses this later on, he can remember you and the memories you had during the Valentine's Day.

Kiss him. A simple kiss can complete your man's day, especially during the Valentine's Day. Express your love to him through this gesture. A kiss can mean everything to him.

Say "I love you". When you say these 3 magic words to him, he would feel that he is the luckiest man alive because through this, he would know that the woman he loves also loves him.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Valentine Deals For the Special Occasion of Gifting

The enthusiasm of Valentines Day is accentuated with ideal gifts for that special someone. The gifting occasion is more effervescent with great gifts and enticing valentine deals which accompany the presents. Therefore, valentine special offers are eagerly anticipated by revelers. They are important as they provide value for money and help shoppers spend less. In recent times, 'small budget big love' is the major concept doing the rounds and the time is opportune for great gifts laced with enticing discounts for that special someone. Great presents and greater still, a whole new range of innovative presents are an integral part of the celebrations.

Online marts are amongst the leading destinations, shoppers head to, from the start of the month of February. In addition to traditional ideas like flowers, cakes and chocolates, the online marts are profuse with contemporary ones like personalized presents, gift vouchers and much more. All these are often accompanied with exclusive discounts and these enticing valentine special offers make the gifting occasion all the more fun.

Discounts on the quintessential valentine gifts like flowers, etc makes the ordeal of buying gifts complete and adds fervor to the gifting experience. Enticing prices on chocolates, super saver combo gifts, free deliveries to any destination and other affordable gifts make valentine's day a heartily welcomed event for shoppers.

Great deals help shoppers get optimal value for the money spent. The Valentines Day deals are an excellent marketing strategy, more so, if higher sales target is to be achieved. Festive offers clubbed with freebies are certain to make shoppers visit the store or buy with the click of the mouse as is the case with various online stores. So, this valentine's day, log in to online marts and look out for great deals along with impressive gifts. Choose the most ideal shopping offers and get the most for the time and money spent.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The 10 Most Romantic Love Songs

Most Romantic Love SongsI write a weekly romantic newsletter. So, people often ask me what the most romantic love songs are.

Before I present my list, I have to qualify it. I think a great love song captures both the general emotions of romance that everyone has, but strikes a particular cord for the couple because of their special and individual experiences. Therefore, love songs are particular to the couple.

Still, I think there are songs that are just flat out romantic, whoever the couple is. These songs speak to couples whatever their live and relationship experiences. But they also transcend the generalities that make an average song sound like a Hallmark card. Romance is evident in this music and you'll probably agree with 2 or 3 of my picks.

So, without further ado, here is my list of the 10 most romantic love songs of all time.

10. Change the World - Eric Clapton

9. Eternal Flame - Bangles

8. Everything I Do (I Do it for You) - Bryan Adams

7. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

6. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

5. Someone's Got Ahold of My Heart - Bob Dylan

4. Somewhere Out There - James Ingram and Linda Ronstadt

3. I have Always Loved You - Enrique Iglesias

2. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole or Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

1. You're the Inspiration - Chicago

Do you disagree with my list of the 10 most romantic love songs of all time? Of course you do! You wouldn't be a romantic if you accepted someone else's list point blank.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Why Does Love Drive People Crazy?

If you talk to two persons - one who has never felt love, and other who is deeply in love, you will find them talking in a very different way. If you ask the person who has never loved about what he/she felt about the other's talk, the answer will be- crazy!

Is it true? Does love drive one to madness? It may not be madness as understood by psychiatrists, but a madness of emotions. Am I right? Why does love do that? To understand this, we have to explore more about love or romance. Is it friendship? Is it physical attraction/ is it liking for each other? What is love and what is this relationship all about? Love combines all these and goes much beyond in bonding. Lovers are bonded to each other emotionally and totally. A lover can not imagine of life without his/her beloved. A lover will suffer like a fish suffers without water , if he/she is separated from the beloved. Love becomes the whole life. Love gives life. Love becomes the reason of life. Life begins and ends with love. That is love. And that's why people call love mad!

How and why a lover feels like this for beloved is beyond any logical explanation. There is no arithmetic sum that can decide this. It is all emotional. And the emotions are so overwhelming that they engulf the whole personality. Why does a flower look lovely to all of us? Why are we attracted by the sight of a beautiful sunset? Why do we love to walk on the beach? Do we know? Can we answer these questions? Our only answer may be that - I feel happy doing it. A lover feels happy, rather so happy in love that it can not be compared with any other happiness. One forgets one's pains, one's pleasures and one's existence when in love.

Fall in love and feel the madness. You will get a clue to why lovers are called mad.

Explaining Love in Words

Is it possible to love someone and deliberately lie to them? Love is...bearing all things. That means putting up with each other's faults. No one is perfect. Love is...believing all things. It doesn't mean we have doubt about someone. We should be able to take what someone says at face value.

It is trust. Love is...hopeful in all things. It's knowing that everything will work out for the best.

Love is...enduring. That means it puts up with the little things that drive us crazy. Love is...never failing.

Love is real when it can stand up to all these things. It looks for the best in others and brings these things out.

True love can stand the test of time. Being with someone for a long period of time allows you to go through different emotions and periods with that person. If your heart has the strength to weather through these different experiences with your lover, then both you and the relationship will grow stronger.

Love doesn't mean that your lover has the responsibility to keep you happy and vice versa.

The only person who has the responsibility to make you happy is yourself. While you and your lover can make each other "happier", you shouldn't be solely dependent on each other for happiness.

The couples who end up being happy together are made up of individuals who were happy to begin with. Keeping yourself happy is a hard enough responsibility, don't make it harder for yourself by letting another person's happiness be your responsibility too.

Love is sublime. Love gives power. Love gives determination. In love, many lovers do what they could never dream of.

Empires have been sacrificed for love. Battles have been fought for love. Love has ruled mankind since ages. Those who experience love are truly lucky. Real love is supportive. Love yourself, love your dream, love your mission, love your life, and surely enough, a wonderful person will show up and love you even more.

Love is best seen as devotion and action, not an emotion. Love is not exclusively based on how we feel.

Certainly our emotions are involved, but they cannot be our only criteria for love. True devotion will always lead to action - true love.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. ... Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Love is friendship set on fire." - unknown "Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing." - Goethe

"To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia." - H.L. Mencken Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside." - Margaret Walker

"Love has no awareness of merit or demerit; it has no scale... Love loves; this is its nature." - Howard Thurman

"Love is like war: Easy to begin but hard to end." - Anonymous "Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Where love is, no room is too small." - Talmud

"Loves makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." - Zora Neale Hurston "Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." - Mark Twain

First and foremost focus on yourself. Your dreams, your goals, your truth. Somebody who really loves you will love you even more if you are being your true self. Someone who cannot love you when you follow your excitement is not worth being loved by you! If your husband is angry with you because you take time to achieve your goals, then he is not supportive. If yourwife is jealous because you have success and she doesn’t, then that is her problem. Don’t lose yourself, and your love will last. Focus on the reason why YOU are here on earth, make your mission the first priority in your life, and you will be loved for WHO you are.

This is real love. Real love is supportive. Love yourself, love your dream, love your mission, love your life, and surely enough, a wonderful person will show up and love you even more. What you are able to give to yourself, you will get back thousandfold from the outside world. If you are already in the energy of love, by simply loving yourselfFeature Articles, then you will attract love from outside into your life. Make love last by loving yourself first. Love Love Love...

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's Only Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a pretty important holiday to many, symbolizing love. But where did this holiday come from and to whom to we owe the pleasure of thanking for the pounds of chocolates and endless roses that cost a fortune? Have you ever wondered that, I certainly have. I turned to the History Channel to find out and found literally pages upon pages of information. The following is my condensed version, my very, very condensed version.
February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men, Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
According to another legend, Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines in America. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, with Christmas being the first.
Alright, so now we understand the history. What I don't understand is all the hype. Why does a dozen roses cost five times more on February 14th than it does on January 15th? Why must you order chocolate covered strawberries weeks in advance and again, pay a pretty penny? Why do ladies get bent out of shape if the man in their life doesn't live up to her Valentine's Day expectations? Okay, not all ladies are guilty of this but many are. I suppose my husband lucked out in that I would be so mad if he spent the ridiculous amount of money on inflated roses and the last thing I need is a bunch of candy; I'm still recovering from the raids of Halloween candy. My favorite things are the handmade things that get brought home from school or made here at home. I totally just sounded like my mother when saying that, but it is true. In my opinion, Valentine's Day should be every day in that we show our love to each other, say nice things and try to spend a couple of minutes together. But, where do you fall on the spectrum? Do you have your ideal gift and dinner spot picked out months in advance or do you avoid those crowds at all costs? You know where I fall.
And if you must get me a gift, please get me something I can use. Something that won't die in a couple of days. You can have a little fun but at least be practical. And ladies, give the guys a break this year. It is only Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Unique Valentines Gift Idea For 2011

For many individuals Valentine's is definitely a important day time. It really is stuffed with expectations, trust, in addition to by natural means enjoy! Off program you will discover the regular plants, teddies, fragrance and also chocolate offered to give to the Valentine however here are a few one of a kind Valentines Gifts for you to think about supplying your loved one in 2011 Bunch your Valentine's preferred munchies for just a affectionate eat outside lunch around the block, zoo, lake, or maybe any special position you could have. Ensure that it is chilly meals and also you could have perfectly chilled your cocktails ahead of time, please remember your dishes, a pair of glasses, serviettes and away training course the baby blanket!!
There is absolutely no much better present when compared with 1 in which a great deal of assumed and also factor has gone in to. Purchase a number of greeting card and so on every create every piece of information for your next Ten appointments collectively. Be sure you have got all the main points involving wherever, time period, what is available and so forth on, next place them almost all into a wonderful furnished package. Your own Valentine's might choose whenever he/she prefers among the appointments through the box. Help to make your individual gift box with no shortage of modest things you learn your own Valentines really likes. For instance chocolates, one particular reddish colored rose, personalised love cardiovascular treats, fragrance, as well as what you recognize he/she loves. You will discover infinite developers on the market location whom produce among bits. Offer your Valentine's a stupendous piece of diamond which not anyone otherwise should have. Select numerous pebbles and also colours to accommodate his/her style. Produce a note within the looking glass or perhaps shower area workplace wanting to possibly be observed another day when your Valentine's will get rinsed in addition to dressed up.

Go away some text with his/her handbag, finances or perhaps handbag. Whenever they take lunch to be effective include yet another take note thus to their lunch package. Last but not least why not depart another observe in the vehicle letting them know simply how much you love these individuals. The careful, romantic gift to offer any individual upon Valentine Time. With regard to Valentine Time get your love some sort of celebrity. These people arrive at find out by unique constellations and then label the item. This specific surprise states that you're going to appreciate all of them often, as being a superstar that will shines for a long time. A great in addition to unique treat to present about Valentine Day. Why don't you register you both into Salsa instruction! An extremely sexy dance to discover the that will fire using up!! From your second ones Valentine guides over the doorway, possess the floor engrossed in went up petals and leaves, ultimately causing the toilet where a luxurious bubble bath can be waiting in candlelight. Possess supper expressed by the caterer or perhaps by a community restaurant that you can warmth if you are the two relaxed and have absolutely unwound coming from function. Have a very candlelit dinner, any container of bubbly as well as an early nights. This is because one of a kind a gift when you make it.
Have got your current bedroom amorously lighted, went up by petals within the sleep, chocolates on the pillow case and a few soft songs in private. Also may everyone need on Valentine Day?