Archive for February 10th, 2009

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/10

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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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 on Valentine’s Day, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on his invention, the telephone, which he called “an improvement in telegraphy”?

If you can’t be with your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you can “reach out and touch someone” — thanks to Mr. Bell.

With less than a week to go 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 : #6

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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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.

6. Say I Love You in a Thousands Different Ways
Or at least 365. Hallmark stores would have us believe that the only time for romance is February 14th. But the truth is that any day can — and should — be inspired by love and courtship. Help spread Cupid’s magic around by making your Valentine a love jar. Fill it with 365 slips of paper that share another reason you love your partner.

Or, if putting pen to paper is not your thing, count out 365 candy hearts or Hershey kisses — one for each day that your sweetheart makes your life sweeter!

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 10) Today we're celebrating . . .  Love May Make The World Go 'Round, But Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009


Love May Make The World Go ‘Round, But Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

The week before Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to remind us that there is a strong connection between the heart and “hearty” laughter.

photo credit: via flickr

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