Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 28, 2006
Valentine’s day… the designated day of the year to say “I love you” to that special one, is soon approaching. Wondering how to celebrate this special day this year? Planning on doing anything special with a loved one, or is your mind still far away from even considering flowers? No matter how prepared or unprepared one might be, DealPass, an online savings portal marketed by Adaptive Marketing LLC, is a great alternative to save money on Valentine’s Day purchases.
From the traditional red roses to the always well-received jewelry — and of course, yummy chocolate — DealPass has plenty of choices for shoppers to get exactly what that loved one wants, while saving money. No matter what gift they select, they’re going to save, so why not give it a little thought and come up with something different this year?
The origins of Valentine’s Day are still unclear. History mentions a Christian Saint named Valentine, The Roman God Lupercus, and Juno, the Roman Goddess of Women as the possible figures that initiated this tradition. The one thing all of those legends have in common is that they designate February as the month to celebrate love and unions, and after time, February 14th has become the official date to do so.
Poems, romantic letters, and simple gifts such as flowers have been exchanged between lovers for thousands of years. If you subscribe to these traditions, that’s exactly what your loved one is expecting — yet again. DealPass wants you to “think outside the box of chocolates” and come up with a new gift to show love and appreciation, not only to your partner, but to whomever you love. Here are some ideas:
*Dare to be cheesy. But do so with style. Teddy bears and boxes of chocolate are classic and cute, but also cheesy. Be tacky — but this Valentine’s Day, try giving your girl any stuffed animal other than a bear. Penguins, armadillos, squirrels and toucans are some ideas. And you ladies, saying no to the idea of the teddy bear goes for you as well. Note to self: men don’t really know what to do with them.
*Give red roses a break. Yes they are the quintessential way of saying, “I love you”, but think back to all of the Valentine’s you’ve celebrated together with red roses as quiet witnesses. Every flower has a meaning, so take some time to do research and get her birth flower, or one that represents one of the qualities you love about her: Daffodil for chivalry and Delphinium for boldness. Daisies embody innocence and Freesias are spirited flowers.
*Make it a family day. Kids would be happy to participate on a family fun day that celebrates love and union among the family, and among their parents. Take the day off and get tons of delicious desserts or meals, bake cut-out cookies together, make crafts like a collage with pictures of the family with love as the main theme. Teach your kids how to express their love on this special date and also every day.
*Use coupons. Create a special “love package” for your man or lady, with some coupons that are not only useful to save money but also that have a meaning or are somehow funny. If he dreads doing laundry, give him coupons for laundry detergent; and if she always wants to look good, stick in a gift card or a coupon for a haircut, and so on. Make your own coupons, offering a “small sacrifice” on behalf of love. A whole Sunday afternoon watching football sitting next to him or giving up a night of poker with the guys to go shopping with her are some options.
“What to get him/her?” will be an easier question to answer once you log on and discover that love is always the hottest currency, especially when you can demonstrate it with a meaningful and original gift that didn’t cost much but means a whole lot, concludes DealPass.
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