It is found around every corner, on every street — in
the gentle touch of the couple holding hands on a bench, in the nervous
chatter between a young girl and boy, in the way a normally stern
countenance can light up at the sight of a newfound love, and in the way the
couple walking in front of you laugh and giggle with each other, clinging
arm in arm.
It lies at the very core of the human existence — the
ever-poignant, oftentimes confusing emotion that we call love.
This irrepressible emotion is never more apparent than
on Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love, with sinfully
delectable chocolates, with rose bouquets, with romantic candlelight
dinners. It’s the perfect time to show your loved one just how much he or
she means to you.
Perhaps you never considered turning to your computer
for advice on romantic gestures, but ideas to strengthen or develop your
love can be found with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue
A good love poem can serve as a pick-me-up or even as
an inspiration. However, statistics show that when it comes to writing love
poems, many men run the other way. Poetry doesn’t have to be a painful
pouring-out of the heart and soul. With a little help, anyone can put
together a tear-jerking or smile-stimulating song or poem. For tips,
techniques, and ready-to-use material with which to express your love and
affection to someone special in your life, The Love and Romance Homepage (www.electpress.com/loveandromance)
is the place to go. Here, you’ll find a mountain of romantic information and
poetic direction that will help you communicate your innermost feelings.
Heart of the Matter
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers; it’s also an
ideal time to celebrate the love between child and parent, between
grandchild and grandparent. Although it is quick and easy to use
store-bought items for Valentine’s Day, there’s something unequivocally
heartwarming about giving a handmade token of affection.
Valentine’s Day is also a fun holiday for the little
ones. From decorating treats to fun photo shoots, be sure and include your
you can unleash your inner photographer with a fun themed photo shoot — and
have fun with your kids at the same time. Or settle for fun, kid-friendly
treats and arts-and-crafts at
Express your love with handmade Valentine’s crafts and
decorations. Martha Stewart’s website has an entire section on lovely
Valentine’s Day craft projects. Check it out at
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his
stomach. A variety of perfect Valentine’s Day recipes can be found at
Angie’s Holiday Favorites (www.angiesrealm.com/valentines_day/recipes).
There are assorted recipes in the following categories: romantic Valentine’s
Day appetizers, breakfasts, Valentine’s Day desserts, ideas for romantic
dinners, Valentine’s Day cake recipes, candies,
Valentine’s cookie recipes and Valentine’s Day pie recipes. How about a
delectable red velvet chocolate cake or some meringue Valentine’s Day kisses
to make the day sweeter?
Whether you are newlyweds or have children or
grandchildren, it’s still important to maintain the romance in your
relationship. Dumb Little Man.com (www.dumblittleman.com/2008/01/50-ways-to-be-romantic.html)
has a list of romantic gestures that you might not have thought about. The
list offers creative ways to make time to spend with your significant other
with gestures that are fun and inexpensive.
For even more fresh ideas for a romantic Valentine’s
Day date, check out www.drlauraberman.com for 100 Valentine’s Day date
As Barbara De Angelis once said, “Love is a force more
formidable than any other. It is invisible — it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more
joy than any material possession could.”
And Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to commemorate
that special bond between you and the one you love.