Love and Treasure Valentine’s Day Tag 2016

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Love and Treasure Valentine’s Day Tag 2016

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I would like to make the post for this week fun and light.

Specifically, I’d like to ask you to participate in the Love and Treasure Valentine’s Day Tag 2016.

You’re welcome to answer them just for your own purposes, with your partner, on your blog, on your YouTube video or on any other social media outlet that you enjoy.
Please be warned that if you answer them with your partner…. they may realize that what they’ve been giving you for Valentine’s Day, isn’t what you prefer. But then again, that can help your relationship when you express your needs with tact. And, be sure to reassure them that you love them anyway. 😉

Answer The Following Love and Treasure Valentine’s Day Love Tag 2016:

1. Are you a romantic person?


2. What do you prefer to receive on Valentine’s Day?
a) chocolate or other candies
b) dinner
c) jewelry
d) movie
e) flowers
f) clothing
g) card


3. What do you usually get on Valentine’s Day?
a) chocolate or other candies
b) dinner
c) jewelry
d) movie
e) flowers
f) clothing
g) card

h) nothing


4. Deep down, do you prefer a handmade card or a store-bought card? Why?


5. What is the BEST thing anybody has ever said, done or given you on Valentine’s Day?


6. How do you feel when you see what other people got on Valentine’s Day?
a) happy for them
b) jealous


7. When it comes to desserts, what flavor do you prefer?
a) chocolate
b) vanilla
c) strawberry


8. When you were in school, how did you feel when you gave the kid you liked a Valentine card (as part of the classroom tradition of giving Valentine cards)?


9. Have you ever had a love letter, card or gift rejected? Tell us about it.


10. What was your favorite thing to do when you DIDN’T have a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day?


11. What do you think is the best movie to watch on Valentine’s Day? Why?


12. What song do you immediately think of when you hear the phrase “a romantic song”?


13. Which Disney couple (yes, like Mickey and Minnie) has the type of relationship that you’d like to have? Feel free to share why.


14. Which Disney couple’s relationship is the most similar to yours? Feel free to share why.


15. What Valentine’s Day decoration do you like the most?
a) heart cutouts
b) candles
c) lace
d) heart candy
e) cherries
f) whip cream
And yes, cherries and whip cream are food decorations. 🙂

16. Who do you think deserves to be loved the most on Valentine’s Day? Why?


17. What general Valentine’s Day tradition would you like to remove?


18. What tradition would you like to add to Valentine’s Day?

19.  Where would you like to spend Valentine’s Day one year? Why?


20. Who would you like to tag so that you can hear their answers to these questions?
Thank you for answering the Love and Treasure Valentine’s Day Tag 2016!
I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day and that you remember that love doesn’t just have to be expressed on February 14th, but rather, every day of our lives.
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In case you’re interested, here are

My Answers To The Love and Treasure Valentine’s Tag

You can see my answers below written in red.


1. Are you a romantic person?
Yes, I am. I used to be more romantic, but now I’m a bit more practical.


2. What do you prefer to receive on Valentine’s Day?

a) chocolate or other candies
b) dinner (I’m a foodie… so a nice restaurant dinner is my idea of love. 😉 I like local Italian restaurants (not the big-chain kind) that are truly world-class and I’ve done a bit of traveling. But the thing that I love the most about a romantic dinner is that it shows me that somebody wants to invest in and spend quality time exclusively with me doing something that we both love, which is eating. But the conversation, the gentleman gestures and the atmosphere has to be just right. It doesn’t get too much more romantic than that, in my opinion, especially after you’re married and you have kids. In other words, going out to dinner is like going out on a date. It’s reminiscing, but at the same time enjoying each other more because dinner dates don’t happen as often as they used to when we were just dating.
c) jewelry
d) movie
e) flowers
f) clothing
g) card


3. What do you usually get on Valentine’s Day?

a) chocolate or other candies
b) dinner
c) jewelry
d) movie
e) flowers
f) clothing
g) card (and flowers)…but I’ve gotten more cards than flowers over the years.

h) nothing


4. Deep down, do you prefer a handmade card or a store-bought card? Why?
I know I may sound picky, but I prefer a pretty purchased card, unless the handmade one is very pretty, made with lots of love and from somebody special.
It’s silly and perhaps superficial for me to focus on the beauty of the card, but since I keep the cards I receive, I want it to bring a smile when I see it for the first time as when I see it later on.

Cards are like beautiful art for the heart.
If the cards are durable (meaning strong and not flimsy), I like them even better… and they’ll last much longer.

You know what I love more than the design though? The words that the card says and the emotions that it’s trying to portray. I don’t like generic sayings… I like cards with depth, meaning, and loooove. And no, comedy cards don’t do it for me.

And even more important than the words that the card came printed with are the words that the person giving me the card writes. Writing the date, my name and their name is not enough. Not at ALL!!! I need feeling. Otherwise, I feel they feel “blah” about me. Don’t blame me, words of affirmation is one of my strongest love languages, so words to me are truly important and I take notice in what people say and don’t say. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about check out the book The 5 Love Languages. Game changer!)

Random fact: My favorite card brands are Papyrus, Hallmark and American Greeting, in that order. I don’t have to receive these brands to be happy, of course, but if someone gives me a Papyrus card with a great message and with a great written message they themselves came up with, it means they’ve done their research. But of course, the feeling and intention have to be genuine.


5. What is the BEST thing anybody has ever said, done or given you on Valentine’s Day?
My child’s first card was the best. 🙂


6. How do you feel when you see what other people got on Valentine’s Day?

a) happy for them
b) jealous
I’ve felt both. But usually, I feel happy for them.
What I don’t like is for people to “show off” their “love” in public when there is no love in private. You know what I mean? And usually, you can tell which couples fall into which category. Their love seems to be a bit more theatrical, more on display than the love of the rest of the other couples. A tell-tale sign is that a lot of the “love” between these couples needs/seems to be accompanied by a lot of praise. And it seems that the couple itself needs a lot of praise to believe in their love, in their union and in their family. If you follow me on social media, you have read what I post and know that this is one of my pet peeves. 
In my opinion, gifts (and especially the gift of love) can be as special or even more special in private, than they are in public.
And most importantly, something free can be as meaningful, if not more meaningful than something that’s super expensive. It’s the intention behind what’s given to you that counts.

So if you get a Tiffany’s jewelry box this Valentine’s Day, don’t post it everywhere on social media so that everybody can say how wonderful your husband is….because you never know if someone’s husband got her a Mercedes Benz… or something that is MUCH more special than a Tiffany’s piece of jewelry and a Mercedes Benz combined and was free (or meaningful and symbolic to that couple).

Everything’s relative so don’t flaunt your love, your possessions or your experiences.


7. When it comes to desserts, what flavor do you prefer?
a) chocolate
b) vanilla
c) strawberry (Fun Fact: I like the cartoon Strawberry Shortcake)


8. When you were in school, how did you feel when you gave the kid you liked a Valentine card (as part of the classroom tradition of giving Valentine cards)?
I felt nervous about choosing the “perfect” Valentine for him, placing the Valentine in his classroom Valentine box and trying to read his reaction if and when he opened it. I didn’t say much in the Valentine… but I wondered if he could tell that he got the “coolest” Valentine I had. Of course he couldn’t, right? But the suspense was interesting. 🙂


9. Have you ever had a love letter, card or gift rejected? Tell us about it.
Yes. It wasn’t on Valentine’s Day (thank gosh), but in 2nd grade (elementary school, can you believe it :O ? ) I gave the little boy I liked a love note (what was I thinking!!??) while we were in line to go back into class.
You know what he did?
He got out of line even after the teacher was already there to throw the note into the trash can.
I was scarred for life. Hahahaha. 🙂 (Just kidding… although of course, it did hurt my feelings).
Worse thing is, he really, really, really wasn’t that cute.
Especially when he grew up, and I really thought to myself, what was I thinking!?
But that’s okay, writing is one of the ways that I show my love the best… and if he couldn’t appreciate that’s fine. Many other people do. 
In the end, things have a perfect way of working out.


10. What was your favorite thing to do when you DIDN’T have a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day?
Remember how I said that I was a romantic?
Well, there were several Valentine’s Days when I didn’t have a boyfriend when I would lay down in bed on my tummy, put my head on a pillow, and listen to romantic love songs. I would sing along to them or I would simply analyze the lyrics to death.
I loved this ritual because the songs that they played on my favorite radio station were part of a special Valentine’s Day radio broadcast. They were fa-bu-lous!
It was almost great not having a boyfriend so I could listen to these songs! And guess what? I did this even if we went to my aunt’s house for Valentine’s Day. I just asked her if I could borrow her radio.
I was definitely a hopeless romantic.

11. What do you think is the best movie to watch on Valentine’s Day? Why?
There are so many great ones, but, I would watch my favorite romantic comedy, Notting Hill.
I loooovvvvve romantic comedies. 🙂
But if you want my advice… watch your own romantic movie or romantic comedy movie, even if you’ve seen it instead of venturing out to watch a new movie that perhaps you won’t like. That way, at least you’ll know that the movie is great and won’t be disappointed by that. 🙂

12. What song do you immediately think of when you hear the phrase “a romantic song”?

“Take my breath away”….la-la-la-la-la
I don’t even know the whole song, and nope, I’m not that old, but it comes to mind.
A song that is kinda old, but is nevertheless romantic, is “Unchained Melody.” You know the one—- from “Ghost,” remember? “Ohhhh my love, my darling… I hunger for your touch…” That song is so profound that it’s made me cry a couple of times. I don’t know if it’s that I associate it with Ghost or what… but the lyrics are deep and strong. I like it.

It’s not my favorite song though, don’t worry.
I actually have too many songs that come to mind to list.

13. Which Disney couple (yes, like Mickey and Minnie) has the type of relationship that you’d like to have? Feel free to share why.

Yes, this is a tough question. But my answer is: Cinderella. I like how relentless, romantic and persevering Prince Charming is (although amazingly, he doesn’t talk much in the movie… I guess actions are more powerful than words). Plus, he’s a great provider. I mean, who wouldn’t like to live in a castle and live the super iconic ending of happily ever after? 🙂

14. Which Disney couple’s relationship is the most similar to yours? Feel free to share why.

Also a tough one. For me, it would probably be the Little Mermaid because there were distances and transformation that were part of the equation.

15. What Valentine’s Day decoration do you like the most?
a) heart cutouts (shouldn’t surprise you based on my logo, option, right 😉 ?) And by the way, I don’t know how to draw, but if there is one thing I can draw nicely, it’s hearts… it’s been this way ever since I started drawing. I know that it doesn’t take much talent to draw hearts… but I think it’s ironic that hearts have been as prevalent since my learning-to-draw days.
b) candles
c) lace
d) heart candy
e) cherries
f) whip cream
And yes, cherries and whip cream are food decorations. 🙂

16. Who do you think deserves to be loved the most on Valentine’s Day? Why?
I think that everybody deserves love any day and especially on Valentine’s Day.

However, if I had to pick one group of people it would be friends.
In some countries Valentine’s Day is called “Love and Friendship Day.”
And although we do often give friends a little something on Valentine’s Day, I think that most of us hold back somewhat in sharing the deep love and appreciation that we have for our friends because we don’t want to come off as too loving toward them.

We worry what they will think and what others will think…. but appreciating our friends is important.

17. What general Valentine’s Day tradition would you like to remove?
The one tradition I would remove from Valentine’s Day is self-consciousness. We are way too self-conscious about showing people our love.

We don’t want to appear too mushy… and this ranges in everything from our decor, the meals we make, how we show our extended family we love them, our friends, our kids and even our spouse. We think Valentine’s Day is infantile and cheesy, when really it’s the perfect opportunity to give everybody in our life, including ourselves… more love.. more attention… which are 2 things we should do MORE often, not less.

We shouldn’t be embarrassed to show our love… and we wouldn’t feel embarrassed if we all admitted how meaningful love is in our life. 

18. What tradition would you like to add to Valentine’s Day?
I would like for us to know what kind of love the top 20 people in our life prefers, according to Gary D. Chapman’s Love Languages. They could like receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch or acts of service.
Knowing this, I would aim to give the top 20 people in my life (or 10 or 8, the number doesn’t really matter) what they prefer during a moment of quality. And since each person deserves their own slot, so to speak, I would want to schedule a mutually agreeable time to offer them my token of love (like a Save The Date) within the 7 days after Valentine’s Day.
We could schedule time together months down the line, but at least we have something to look forward to. And the best thing is, we don’t have to hold our breath waiting for the “we should get together soon” phrase to come true… but instead, schedule it in and make it happen. 
When we have something to look forward to, we lead happier lives knowing that instead of having a calendar full of “to-do’s,” we have at least 8/10 or 20 get-togethers of “want-to-do’s” already scheduled.


19.  Where would you like to spend Valentine’s Day one year? Why?

At Miraval Spa. I’ve heard great things about that spa. The place is calm. The food is healthy. The activities are soul-nurturing.

Or on a cruise. Like a Disney cruise. I love cruising. If you haven’t done it, please put it on your Bucket List. Life-changing way of traveling.

20. Who would you like to tag so that you can hear their answers to these questions?
You, who is reading of course!

Now It’s Your Turn

Please leave all the answers to these questions or the answers to your favorite questions in the comments below.

If you have a blog or a YouTube channel please leave your site below so that we can visit your responses. If you share your responses with your audience on social media  use the hashtag #valentinestag2016 so that I can see your responses there as well.

I highly look forward to hearing and reading your responses!! 🙂

Spreading The Love

If you want to get a glimpse of a YouTuber who has done this tag, feel free to check out:

Cas from Clutterbug : http://bit.ly/CassValentinesTag

  • If you haven’t met Cas, you’re in for a real treat. She is creative, funny, modest, the real deal and on top of that, she offers useful and practical tips for living a more organized life. She is very generous with her knowledge and posts often.
  • Her blog is http://clutterbug.me/my-blog

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