Oh Sweet Valentine

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To love me is to love that I am all about romance, ambiance and creating the moment…. that special moment that you can remember so deeply that you can say, this is the best _________  (fill in the blank). Two of my favorite ways to show my loved ones that I care is through special handwritten notes and taking a few extra moments each evening to create an amorous mood to let the days cares melt away. 
 
The simple sentiment of a handwritten note is one of my favorite expressions of love and devotion. With all of my heart I believe that expressing your emotions is the utmost importance. My theory is that you must say it, shout it out; expressing your beautiful words of affection and sincere gratitude. To solidify your words, the key to really making the full impact or lasting impression is to show it! To inspire you, I am sharing a few words below to express your devotion and unconditional love to those near and dear to your heart.
miniature valentine package  Parisien Love Notes  heart lights
   
Valentine Definitions
Romantic ~Marked by expressions of love or affection; conducive to or suitable for lovemaking; a person of romantic temperament or disposition.
Valentine~ sweetheart chosen or complimented on Valentine's Day; a gift or greeting sent on this day
Amour~ love, affection; a love affair
Sweet heart ~Darling; one who is loved
Je t'adore ~ French for, I adore you
Tu es l'amour de ma vie~ French for, you are the love of my life

Lastly, making a home cooked meal for your valentine is far more thoughtful and intimate than a night out. Adorning your table with fresh cut flowers from the garden and candles is the art of the beautifully set table. A dear friend of mine once shared the key to savoring a beautiful relationship in the craziness of our ever-demanding everyday lives; each night he creates what he refers to as "lights, camera, action!" for his loved ones after a long day’s work.  How simple is that? It does not have to be elaborate…dim the lights, light some candles, turn on your iPod or Pandora and share conversation over a lovely meal.
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May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love, gratitude and the most special moments.

xo,
Sérendipité
 
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