Archive for February 3rd, 2009

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/03

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009


Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine’s Day

Join us as we countdown to Valentine’s Day with an interesting mix of facts, figures, and folklore about the day of love!

Did you know that the oldest known Valentine’s Day card is on display at a London museum?

The card was sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his wife in France. The Duke was imprisoned at the time in the Tower of London.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 14th! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Valentine’s Day celebration for our list of Did You Know? Valentine’s Day facts.

Great Gift Ideas for Celebrating a Frugal Valentine's Day : #1

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day

Last year, Americans spent nearly $18 billion on Valentine’s Day — that’s an average of $120 per Cupid’s arrow!

But with the economy tanking and job losses hitting an all time high, even lovebirds might not be in the mood to sing. The good news is that romance doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are plenty of ways to woo your Valentine while appealing to a pocketbook of any size.  So join us as we take a look at a number of frugal and imaginative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

1. Schedule a Spa Date. At Home.
Light some candles and fill the tub. It’s spa time — right in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy day spa to enjoy some well-deserved pampering.

While your tub is filling, drop in some essential oils, like lavender (for relaxation) or rosemary (for rejuvenation). Mix up a facial mask for your sweetheart by combining equal parts of olive oil and brown sugar. Throw in a few drops of essential oil and then offer to apply it using gentle massaging motions.

Finish up the spa experience with an all hands on deck body massage. Use food grade coconut oil for a truly delectable experience. Or, if your budget will allow, contact your local massage school about a couple massage. What better way to share the love?

For more great and non budget-busting Valentine’s Day gift ideas check out our article – Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day.

(February 03) Today we're celebrating . . .  "The Day the Music Died"

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

“The Day the Music Died”
On this day in 1959, rock-and-roll legend Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash in a cornfield in Iowa. His death was commemorated in the Don McLean song “American Pie” as the “day the music died.”



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