Good morning! I hope that you are safe and warm at home and with power while the storm rages around the country. I read yesterday that 60% of the US is covered in snow and there is more coming.
I am putting the snow and cold out of my mind today and thinking of Valentines Day. Will you be celebrating the day with your special someone?
What do you like to give or receive as a Valentine's Day gift? Something homemade like cookies, cupcakes or a wonderful home cooked meal of all of your favorite dishes?
Or do you prefer to go our for a candlelit dinner?
Perhaps you are a candy fan? Do you like to receive or to give candy? According to the National Confectioner's Association 69% of Americans prefer chocolates over flowers and that number jumps to 83% with American men.
I would have to agree with those numbers, I would much rather receive something sweet to eat than a bouquet of flowers. That said, I always appreciate the beautiful flowers that my husband sends to me but I LOVE the candy more and if he sent me a box of doughnuts I would be in heaven!
What is there not to love about a big box of chocolates? Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, nuts, and nougats all together in a heart shaped box waiting to be sampled.
What is your favorite brand? Fran's? Jacques Torres? Godiva? Theo's? Woodhouse? What is your favorite flavor? Dark or milk chocolate? I love the dark chocolate salted caramel pieces. In fact I have been known to poke holes in the candy just to find my favorite pieces. For the record, I only poke holes in the candy in my box not the communal box.
As for flowers my favorites are white tulips. I realize that roses are the perennial favorite but for me it has always been tulips or lily of the valley.
In fact, in 2013 there were 233 million roses produced for Valentines Day.
I have to be honest I am not a huge Valentine's day fan, I prefer to let my husband, family and friends know all year long how much I love them and that is why my favorite Valentine gift is a hand written note or card. In this day and age receiving a card or note snail mail is rare and that is what makes it all the more special.
Whatever your feelings about the holiday, Valentine's Day is the perfect day to raise a glass to the loved ones in your life that make everyday special. Let them know how much you love and appreciate them; life is precious and sometimes all too short so do not let the day pass without telling them.
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I hope that you have a safe and fabulous day!