Valentine’s Day. It’s supposed to be a day full of romance, with gigantic bouquets of red roses, candlelit dinners, and last but most certainly not least, heartfelt declarations of never ending love.
My husband, while a wonderful, caring, gentle man, is not one to wax poetic about his feelings for me. Sure, I get roses more often than not. And those roses are often accompanied by a nice card. But his manner of delivery is usually something like, “Here, I got you some flowers. Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you like them, because they were damn expensive.”
Not exactly the language that sets a girl’s heart aflutter.
Rather than getting angry, I remind myself that it is actions, not words, that matter. That he might not be big on romantic deeds, but he knows exactly what I really need for Valentine’s Day. But every once in a while, I wish he had a Cyrano de Bergerac in his pocket.
I’m not the only one, am I ladies? I know I’m not.
So when I heard that Jim McCann, the founder of 1-800-Flowers, had a new book out called Celebrating Love: Share Remember Cherish, I was intrigued. I mean, come on. If anyone is going to know how to write a love note, it ought to be the guy who runs a huge online florist, right?
I haven’t seen the actual book, but I’m told it celebrates all four seasons of love, from spring (who doesn’t love puppy love?) to winter (I don’t know about you, but I want my hub to still have my back when I’m old).
He says it tells the story of his own love, in 150 entries. And he promises that we’ll all connect to what’s inside.
Since love is pretty universal, I’m guessing he’s right. But more important? I’m guessing my hub can gain inspiration from his words (i.e., I give B permission to copy an entry and pretend it’s his).
Better yet, I have a copy to give away. That’s right. This Valentine’s Day, you can hand your loved one his very own copy of Jim McCann’s book. The motive? Can be your secret.
And if you’re the type who likes to make a grand statement? Write your valentine a love note on the 1-800-Flowers Facebook page. You could win a free bouquet (which you could send to yourself, if he forgets).
But back to the giveaway. If you want to win a copy of Celebrating Love: Share Remember Cherish, tell me why your husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/partner needs a pocket Cyrano de Bergerac in the comments. Or, you know, just leave me a comment.
That’s it. Easy peasy. So come on. Scroll on down and enter (this is my first giveaway, yo. So support me. Please?).
Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers. If I could, I’d send each and every one of you a bouquet of roses. But instead, you’ll have to settle for a virtual smooch.
Now go leave me a comment.
Disclosure: This giveaway was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I will be getting my own copy of the book in return. But the thoughts contained within? Are all my own.