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You may be wondering why I feel so ecstatic today. Well, it's because my article won! hehehe ^_^ I never expected it but boy was I surprised. Anyways, here's the article that I sent and for the record I used a different pen name on this one since we want to be "unrecognizable" as we submit an article.
People get so excited when the word "Valentines "is being mentioned. They all tend to get giddy and would day dream on how to spend the day with their other half. Since, Valentines is such a special day. It is one of those occasions, in which we put our thinking caps on and put our heads together as to how we can come up with a surprise and make the event a bit more special.
The question is how do we do that?
Remember, the measurement of one's love and appreciation is not measured on how grand the surprise is, but, it is the thought and the effort that makes the day worth while.
You don't need to dine in a five star hotel or give her a diamond ring just to be romantic. You can be romantic in a different way. Being simple and sincere is an ingredient in making your planned event successful and meaningful. Not to mention, along with a simple gift that comes from the heart.
What kind of gifts can we give this Valentines?
There are so many things that you can give to the person you love. All of us have our own likes and gifts that we consider "romantic". Simply put, it depends upon each person's preference. Yet, among the preferences that we shared, there are a couple of things that we have in common which we want to receive. These are some of them.
1. Bouquet of flowers
Having a bouquet of flowers is every girl's dream. True, we have received one or two but not a bouquet. We received flowers for so many reasons. And one of those reasons is to express their love. Speaking of flowers, the most popular of its kind that is usually given on valentines day is the ---rose.
A rose's color is not only red but has a lot of varieties. In the language of flowers, each color has a meaning it represents.
A red rose means love, beauty , romantic love and " I love you"
A yellow rose signifies promise of new beginning, I care and “Remember Me”.
The white rose implies purity, innocence, happy love and "I'm worthy of you".
For the pink rose it means sweetness, admiration, and "Please believe me".
And as for the orange rose it entails desire and passion.
There are other kinds of flowers that has a different representation, the above mentioned are just some of them. It is up to you what kind of flower and color that best represent your feelings towards that someone.
Chocolates symbolizes deep love and passion.
Chocolates along with a bouquet of flowers are the most traditional gifts one has to offer. The two gifts make a perfect combination. Because love is in the air, having too much " sweetness" is not an exemption. Chocolates are given for you to be delighted and happy. These sweets happen to be the sweetest food humans can indulge in and when we eat it, we savor each piece; making us simply euphoric.
3. A stuffed toy
Nowadays, showing one's love is being associated with stuffed toys and the most common of all these toys is a ---teddy bear.
When a person gives you a stuffed toy or a teddy bear per se. They simply want you to know that, though both of you may be apart he is still with you, in a form of a cute and cuddly teddy bear. Ain't it sweet?
4. Valentine Card
The beginning of it all. Expressing your love through means of a letter or a card with a sign "your valentine" began way back three or four centuries ago, when Saint Valentine gave his beloved Julia a love letter. Many years has passed and its essence is not lost until this day.
A person once quoted " Action speaks louder than words."
That is indeed true, but, there are times when we cannot properly express how we feel just by the means of body language. Thus, we express our feelings through the means of writing which is deemed romantic.
You only get to see each other not so often for a lot of reasons: work, distance, place, conflicting schedules... you name it. Spending quality time with your special someone is one of the best gifts you can give. Having a quality time for her in this once in a year event is both special and memorable not just for her but for the both you.
The last but not the least....
What would be the greatest gift one can have than you---yourself. Flowers, chocolates and huggable bears don't matter for your presence makes everything perfect. No matter how scarce the funds may be for a date or how cheesy you may sound as you profess your undying love, nothing else matters because your existence alone makes everything seem unworthy and that having you by their side makes their valentines day complete.