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You Can Be Your own Valentine




It can be tricky to know how to embrace Valentine's Day when you're not part of a couple, but this year I'm hoping you'll be your own valentine, and in a big way. It might feel a little funny at first, but why not give it a try?


To see the plan, Ladies,

Today, send yourself a Valentine's day card in the mail. I'm not kidding! Wait until Wednesday to open it. If you're game for going out next week, call your single friends tonite and make plans together for drinks, dinner or a movie on Valentine's day.

On Thursday, if you'd rather stay in, stock up with magazines or buy a good book. For a great mystery, I like the writers Deborah Crombie, Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes and P.D. James. If it's a movie night, make sure you've got your favorite treats.

For Friday, plan ahead for some kind of body treatment, massage or mani/pedi. Point is, book something physical or tactile for yourself.

Use Saturday to buy yourself a gift; wrap it up; and don't forget to include some chocolate. Make it dark chocolate and you get both the antioxidant benefits and the extra serotonin boost.

Make Sunday the day to buy yourself flowers. Choose something bright and happy. Roses, tulips, gerber daisies, chrysanthemums, and lilies should all thrive nicely for at least seven to ten days.

Monday night is the night to call a good friend and tell them how much they mean to you. Valentine's is the perfect opportunity to show gratitude to any special person in your life.

Let Tuesday be your evening for a good, long shower or bath. Use all your best products. Lounge in bed wearing your favorite pajamas, nightie or birthday suit. It's a stellar TV night, besides! If you're going out tomorrow, play around with what you're going to wear.

And on Valentine's day, try leaving a voicemail for yourself. Really. Say everything that's cool and remarkable about you. Tonight, open your present and your card. Rendezvous with your friends or settle in and appreciate your own, fabulous company!

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alycya alycya 9 years
This sounds great for those single ladies that have given up on valentine's day. It's a great way to spend time and spoil yourself. Everyone needs to pamper themselves every now and then. Check out http//www.mydovechocolate.com There is an "Expression of Love" contest where you can describe the most creative way to say "I Love You". The winner gets a 5.58 cts "Baby's Breath Diamond Necklace" A great way to do this is by sending yourself some chocolates for Valentine's day. You can order customized chocolates with special sayings on them.
sarabel sarabel 10 years
These suggestions are fantastic! Last year a group of single friends got together and sent each other gifts on the big day. It was a fantastic surprise (although some people did some funny stuff).
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Love this idea Dear! I'm all about loving myself and think your plan is great for us single girls. I thought I was the only one who sent themselves cards, notes, and flowers good to know you think its perfectly okay.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
good advice dear. sounds like fun. **“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” -Will Smith **
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
If you had to i guess u would. lol.
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