How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?
Disclosure – This post was written in affiliation with Hallmark Canada as part of their #LoveHallmarkCA ambassador program. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own.
I was having a chat with some friends, and the topic of celebrating Valentine’s Day came up. My friend’s husband said that he thought the day was overly commercial and that there shouldn’t be just one day allotted for showing love for your partner.
Though I agree that love should be expressed daily and that it shouldn’t be reserved for one day out of the year, I admit that I am a hopeless romantic.
Now that my husband and I have been married for thirteen years, our Valentine’s Days are a little more low key than they used to be. My husband usually gives me a thoughtful card, chocolate, and flowers. I usually give him a card filled with heartfelt thoughts, make him a special dinner and bake him a cake. Really, it’s the thought that counts. No matter how simple the gift is, it’s the thought that matters the most. Plus, the gifts I treasure most are the gifts of experience. I’m a word girl, so a letter or card would mean more to me than anything else.
This said, I love giving gifts to others. I also love making things look pretty. Hallmark has been a big part of my upbringing. For every celebration, my mom put extra special care in selecting the perfect card.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Hallmark Canada makes gift giving easy! With so many beautiful and thoughtful items, there’s something for everyone.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Perfect Card
I have a confession. I’d like to think of myself as someone who is not a pack rat, but rather, sentimental. I hang on to my cards. I have Christmas cards from the 1980s! Yes, I still have cards in memory boxes from when I was a little girl. I’ve kept all of Little One’s “Welcome Baby” and first birthday cards too.
Hallmark Canada has a wide variety of Valentine’s Day cards. Whether you want to give your Valentine something funny, witty, sentimental, or romantic, there’s a perfect card for everyone!
Speaking of keeping all the special cards I have ever received, Hallmark has their Story of Us card keeper. The Story of Us Card Keeper will be showcased in an upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Story of Us, on the W Network! Check your local listings!
Wrapping It Up!
Another thing about me is that I love wrapping gifts up. I just love a beautifully wrapped gift to give to someone special. Hallmark Canada has a selection of beautiful gift bags of different sizes, with tissue paper to match. They also have little gift boxes, gift bags for wine bottles, etc.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some Cute Gifts
I’m obsessed with cool socks. Hallmark has the cutest socks and these Love You… A Choc -o- Lot socks are adorable.
Are you an Itty Bittys fan? Are you a Disney fan? You’re in luck, because Hallmark Canada has these cute Itty Bittys Mickey and Minnie characters. My daughter collects Itty Bittys, so she’s always on the look out for new Itty Bittys to add to her collection.
I love this rustic wooden sign. Hallmark’s rustic wooden signs are a great way to spruce up a room and add a bit of a cosy, homey feel.
I’ve got a friend who loves her friends and wine equally. This wine glass would be perfect to give her.
If you’ve been reading my blog since its infancy, you’ll know that I won my husband over with my cooking. When we were dating, I used to bake him gourmet cheesecakes. My husband has a sweet tooth and could not resist the cheesecakes! Now that we’ve been married thirteen years, the cheesecakes only come out on special occasions, holidays, and his birthday.
My grandma always told me that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. She was right.
This cookbook is filled with recipes that are perfect for date night or a romantic dinner any night of the week with your beloved.
Do you know anyone who loves stuffies? I grew up with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Peanuts gang! The holidays were not complete if we didn’t watch Charlie Brown cartoons. This Snoopy plushie is perfect to give to someone in my vintage (or any age, really)!
This Caticorn is perfect for anyone who, like my daughter, loves rainbows, unicorns, and cats! It’s super soft, colourful, and great to snuggle with. Plus, it’s a RAINBOW, UNICORN, CAT! Can you possibly get any better than that?!
We don’t want to keep all the caticorn awesomeness to ourselves! We’re giving one lucky Life on Manitoulin reader a caticorn of their own! For your chance to win, you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to Canadian residents only (excluding the Province of Quebec). Ends February 26, 2019.
a Rafflecopter giveaway