Posts Tagged ‘valentines’

Survival Guide for Singletons on Valentine’s Day


While there are certainly scores of happy couples eager to make dinner dates and await bouquets of roses, there are ample individuals who will be spending Valentine’s Day alone and wondering whether to feel blue or buoyant. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples in love — it’s a day for anyone to express his or her feelings.

Spending Valentine’s Day alone? Here are some ways to avoid the pitfalls from the pressures of this day.

* If you recently experienced a loss of a mate, take the time to grieve and remember this person. You don’t have to pretend it isn’t a hard day. Enjoy the support of others.

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* Don’t define yourself by relationship status. Single or part of a couple, who you are with doesn’t illustrate who you are.

* Get together with people who love you, like friends and family members. Make plans to spend the day together.

* If you don’t like being single, use Valentine’s Day as a day to figure out your path to a relationship. Don’t be afraid to go out on dates. There are plenty of other single individuals out there looking for a match.

* If you are used to dining out, order in on Valentine’s Day to avoid the hordes of couples canoodling over dinner and champagne at area restaurants.

* Relish in the fact that you’ll be saving a lot of money. Prices on flowers, chocolates, gifts, dinners, etc. are generally marked up to capitalize on Valentine’s Day.

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* If you have several single friends, consider hosting a Valentine’s Day party. Do themed drinks and snacks and enjoy the night together. If the idea sounds like too much work, get together and go to a fun restaurant that probably would be too loud and boisterous for intimate dining.  Cheers to the single life!

* Spend the day giving and sharing your talents with other people, perhaps by volunteering or spending time with seniors at a care facility.

* Make a list of all the people who continually make you smile. Call them up and resolve to get together at the earliest convenience.

* Treat yourself to something nice. If you’ve been eyeing that new tech toy or a pair of shoes, go out and splurge on yourself for Valentine’s Day.  Self love, baby!

Do you have other ideas for singletons? Share them with us below or on our Facebook page.

Week 3 of the “Engrave It & Win It Contest”


Week 3 of the “Engrave It & Win It Contest”

We asked you how you would engrave this frame:

Week 3

And we got some awesome engraving ideas.  Here are our favourite entries:



Which one should we pick as the winner?  Leave your comment below!

UPDATE!  Congratulations to Andrea Amy for winning this week’s contest. Here is her engraved frame:

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Personalized Valentine’s Gifts for Her


gifts for herGuys!  We know Valentine’s is a tough occasion for many men. How to choose the perfect gift that she’ll love?  “Things Engraved” is ideal for you!  We make it super simple for you.  Choose a gift and engrave it; she’ll love it because it’s personalized to her.  Trust us, we know gifts.

Two simple steps:
1. Choose a gift – We’ve given you several great ideas below.
2. Choose an engraving – We’ve given you some suggestions on the bottom of this page.

Remember, we’re going to make this simple for you…. We’ll ship it right to your house and you’ll be prepared for Valentine’s this year with a gift she’ll love.



Trinket Boxes – Hearts

Heart Trinket Boxes
Trinket Boxes

trinket boxes



Jewellery Boxes

jewellery boxes

Key Chains

key chains


Other Cool Women’s Gifts


Engraving Suggestions

Cupid got this one right!

You hold
the key
to my heart.

I loved you at first fight.

I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where…

Dreams can come true.
I found you.
Love, Martin

I love you more than hockey.

Crazy for you.

You complete me.

The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.

Love is being stupid together.

I love you every day for fear that tomorrow isn’t another.

How have I survived without you all these years? I love you.

Can’t get enough of your sweet love.

Kisses & Cuddles

I’m Yours.

Words cannot express my love.

Somebody loves you. That somebody is me.

I got you babe. Always and forever.

I will always love you.

P.S. I like you.

Hope we’ve helped you guys with your Valentine’s gifts?
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