Whether you’ve been married 75 years or dating a short period of time Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show how much you care and love the woman of your dreams.
1) Make today her day
Every woman in the world wants something special on Valentine’s Day. She has countless fantasies that she’s just waiting to come true so, needless to say this is the day to make a dream come true. You may know her very well and if you don’t then ask. Find out what she longs for, what she thinks and fantasizes about then, make it come true. Make her feel she is special and that today is her day.
2) Swallow your macho pride
Men, leave your macho pride at the front door today. This is a great opportunity for you to win her heart again and show her the side of you that is kind, sensitive and loving. Perhaps she hasn’t seen that side of you since high school or since the days you were first courting when you had your best foot forward trying to win her over. You’ll surprise her and the love she has for you will deepen even greater.
3) Do something unique
If you’re lost as to what to do then here are some great ideas;
*The traditional dinner and a movie at your favorite place is not such a great idea today unless it’s that’s special place you haven’t been to in years.
*Plan a quiet romantic picnic where you can be alone. A mountain park, the lake or beach, on the roof top of your high rise apartment building or even the basement of your home are great places. Have a beautiful table set with candle light or a nice center piece. Have some cheese and your favorite beverage or finger foods you can feed each other with and of course, romantic music to truly set the mood.
*Cook dinner for her yourself or even better, cook it together. You can have a lot of fun cooking together.
*Go to an amusement park and go go-carting. This is a good one especially if you’re older and have been married forever.
*Go to the Zoo. There is nothing like walking around enjoying the scenery, holding hands and just talking.
*Make clay pottery or a scented candle together.
*Leave her love noted is certain places she is bound to look in. Mention in the notes how much you are looking forward to making love to her. She will think about that all day and will totally be fired up for the moment.
*Make her breakfast in bed.
*After breakfast, show her just how much you really love to her by cuddling and making love. By the way, you should be well rested by night time and raring to go again.
4) Give something from your heart
Gas station cards, roadside followers and cheap chocolates are a big NO, NO.
Buying a special gift can be a great idea as long as it comes from your heart. Better yet, make her something with your own hands;
*Compose a song just for her and sing it to her. You can also record your song onto a CD and put your own label on it using your computer or at a Mall recording studio.
*Make a DVD collage of your special photos. You can use your own computer or take it to a computer store that will put the photos onto a DVD for you. Make sure to add your special music to the DVD that will play as the pictures forward through.
*Write a poem from your heart using your own words and have a calligrapher put it on special paper and then have it framed.
*If you don’t have photos yet of each other than buy two disposable cameras and each of you take photos of each other throughout your Valentine’s Day together.
*Call her during the day and if she can’t answer the phone then leave a heartfelt message about how you cannot wait for tonight and tell her how much you love her.
5) Shock her if you dare
On purpose, pretend that you forgot Valentine’s Day altogether. You don’t really have to anything that day if you don’t want to and that’s part of the plan.
Much to her surprise, you have planned a 3 day cruise or flight to an exotic paradise. A day or two before you’re to leave send her some flowers with the plane or cruise tickets attached to the vase. She will be overwhelmed to say the least.
6) Send her flowers
The key to sending flowers is to send them to her work place where she will be the center of attention. Women truly love to be the center of attention when it comes to their man showing how much he cares and loves her. When flowers are being walked through her work place by a delivery man all the woman will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see if they are the lucky one to receive the flowers. When those flowers are placed on her desk she will be the proudest woman in the office and the other women will gloat at what a wonderful man she must have.
Remember, it’s the thought that counts. You don’t have to be a great cook, good artist or sing very well. No matter what you do, make or deliver it will be the emotional impact it will cause and the memories she will have that will last forever.
Your woman will see the time and effort you took for her and how hard you tried to give her a special day and that will always melt her heart.
Article also posted on Triond.com and AssociatedContent.com by Scott Hallock
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Carole Lombard - The Glamour Collection (Hands Across the Table/ Love Before Breakfast/ Man of the World/ The Princess Comes Across/ True Confession/ We're Not Dressing)An amazingly talented comedy actress with the face of an angel, Carole Lombard illuminated the silver screen with her sparkling wit and dazzling beauty. Now fans have a chance to reunite with six of her most hilarious and heartwarming films, together in one unforgettable collection. Join Carole as she travels to the seductive streets of Paris in Man of the World; gets shipwrecked on a tropical island in We're Not Dressing; chases after the millionaire of her dreams in Hands Across the Table; chooses between two romantic rivals in Love Before Breakfast; travels the high seas to murder and mayhem in The Princess Comes Across; and takes to the witness stand in True Confession. It's a DVD collector's dream come true with one of Hollywood's brightest stars!In the 1930s, nobody combined glamour, romantic comedy, and drama better than Carole Lombard. Having entered show-biz at the age of 12, the former Jane Alice Peters (b. Oct. 6, 1908, in Fort Wayne, Indiana) distinguished herself from equally stellar contemporaries like Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, and Jean Arthur by establishing her versatility as a fashion icon whose beauty was matched by playful intelligence and a bright, independent persona (on screen and off) that predated feminism by 40 years and made her an appealing foil for admiring male costars. As this delightful half-dozen of her lesser-known features makes abundantly clear, her meteoric success was entirely well-deserved, and The Glamour Collection shows her as a star on the rise, gaining confidence and adoring fans with each new picture. As one of Paramount's most valued contract players, she starred in five of the six films included here (Love Before Breakfast was a loan-out to Universal), beginning with 1931's Man of the World, a Parisian romance written by Herman J. Mankiewicz (10 years before Citizen Kane) and headlined by future Thin Man star William Powell as an expatriate con artist who falls for Lombard's spoiled heiress--a romantic pairing made all the more believable by the stars' real-life marriage later that year.
A loose adaptation of The Admirable Crichton, We're Not Dressing (1934) is Depression-era entertainment at its most diverting, employing a full stable of Paramount players (including George Burns and Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, and a young "Raymond" Milland) in a shipwreck romance between socialite Lombard and singing sailor Bing Crosby, who croons songs aplenty (including "Stormy Weather") and shares equal screen-time with an affectionate bear! Directed by Norman Taurog (best known for his later work with Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Elvis Presley), it's every bit as fun as the Marx Brothers hits from the same period. Arguably the best film in this set, Hands Across the Table is noteworthy for the typically stylish direction of Mitchell Leisen, who brings his reliable sophistication to the tale of a New York manicurist (Lombard) who must choose between potential suitors Fred McMurray (as a would-be heir to a fortune) and disabled ex-pilot Ralph Bellamy. (This being 1934, Norman Krasna's otherwise excellent script restricts Bellamy to the romantic sidelines with outdated feel-good sentiment.) Love Before Breakfast (1936) is a similarly enjoyable but typically chauvinistic dose of '30s high-society love-play, in which Lombard bounces between boyfriend Cesar Romero and a Wall Street tycoon (Preston Foster) who knows what's best for her and bosses her around accordingly. In the mystery/comedy The Princess Comes Across (1936), McMurray returns as a lovestruck bandleader, falling for Lombard's radiant Swedish princess (played as a playful nod to Greta Garbo) on a cruiser bound for Hollywood.
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