I've always been a hopeless romantic!! I love love and all the good things that come along with it. Without love there is only death to look forward to. Please enjoy these little things I share with you on this wonderful occasion. Though I beleive this should not only be one occasion but an everyday celebration. I will start with one of my favorite poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
How Do I Love Thee
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Next if your buying someone flowers on V-day check out the meanings of what your saying.
o Red Roses: Red roses say, "I love you." Red roses are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion.
o Pale Pink Roses: Pale pink roses imply grace, gentleness, and joy.
o Light Pink Roses: Light pink roses express a sense of fun, happiness, and whimsy.
o Deep Pink Roses: Deep pink roses say, "Thank you."
o Lilac Roses: Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted. (To make sure the recipient doesn't miss the message, an appropriate card might also be a good idea. The meaning of lilac roses isn't as widely-known as the meaning of red roses, for instance.)
o White Roses: Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages like, "I miss you," and "You're heavenly" (or both, if your loved one is away.)
o Coral Roses: Coral roses express one thing through their passionate color: Desire.
o Peach Roses: Peach roses signify appreciation, gratitude, modesty, and also can convey sympathy.
o Orange Roses: Orange roses communicate enthusiasm, desire, and fascination on the part of the sender.
o Yellow Roses: Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom ― so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, and new mothers.
o Dead Roses: Regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over," loud, clear, and in a tacky and less than classy way.
Put two or more colors of roses together, and a new rose meaning arises:
o White Roses + Yellow Roses: A symbol of harmony.
o Red Roses + Yellow Roses: A message of happiness and celebration.
o Red Roses + White Roses: An indication of bonding and harmony.
Other Rose Symbolism
These are acceptable ways to convey a meaning giving roses:
o 12 Roses: Gratitude. Any bouquet in full bloom also implies the "full flowering" of the emotion being conveyed: a bouquet of red roses in full bloom implies the full flowering of love.
o 24 Roses: Congratulations
o 48 Roses: Unconditional love.
o Single Red Rose: "I love you," (but I'm not going to go broke telling you.) A single red rose in a bud vase is a great way to surprise and charm a loved one.
o Single Rose of Any Color: "Thank you," (and I'm still not going to go broke saying so.)
o Two Roses Entwined: An engagement or marriage is in the near future.
Dinner plans? Man going out to dinner on V-day is a hassle and stressful cause everyone and there mother is doing the same thing. How about a candle lit dinner on your roof or in a park. Be creative PLEASE!!
There are lots of other ways to swoon your lover. Do something romantic for her. She wants romance believe me. If I could dream up my idea of the ultimate gesture it would probably be a man showing up to my door in a all black suit wearing a top hat and saying "Miss Kim Falcon your chariot awaits you madame" haha! Then a beautiful pair of clydesdale horses would be awaiting me with my lover standing at bay holding a divine bundle of white and red roses intwined and he would bend to one knee and propose his love to me and ask for my eternal hand!!
Alright back to reality. Be creative do something of a fantasy. Not google searching ideas like buy a star or message in a bottle. It's played out!!
Pick a theme song for the evening. My songs would be Somewhere over the rainbow by Norah Jones or I saw her standing there by the Beatles.
Well I wish you all a beautiful Valentines Day! Good luck and remember be different cause you never know, one day you might not be expecting it but in a flash your loved one can be gone. So live life to the fullest and make sure you tell them how much you care. Not just this day but everyday. Don't take anyone for granted. Be loyal and be true!!
Love and Kisses