Archive for February 6th, 2009

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/06

Friday, February 6th, 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 chocolate has long been considered an aphrodisiac? The Aztec emperor Montezuma drank ground cocoa beans to increase his sexual prowess. In Mesoamerican marriage ceremonies, the couple shared a ritual cup of cocoa, which was believed to increase their luck in love.

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 : #4

Friday, February 6th, 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 frugal and imaginative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

4. Couples Geocaching
Geocaching is the newest fad, but did you know that following a treasure map can be insanely romantic, too? In this worldwide game of hide-and-seek, a geocacher places a geocache anywhere in the world. He or she pinpoints the exact location using GPS technology and then uploads that information to an online database. Anyone with a GPS unit is welcome to try to hone in on the treasure.

You and your sweetheart can get in on the international game — or you can create your own one-on-one version for Valentine’s Day by hiding a romantic treat and sending your partner on a quest to find your love token.

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 06) Today we're also celebrating . . .  National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 6th, 2009

National Wear Red Day
Go red to raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular disease during the month of February, which is American Heart Month.

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