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Here are My Answers To The Valentine’s Day Love and Treasure Tag Questions
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 receiving on Valentine’s Day?
chocolate or other candies
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). But the thing that I love the most about a romantic dinner is that it shows me that somebody wants to invest in spend quality time exclusively with me doing something that we both love. It doesn’t get too much more romantic than that.
3. What do you usuallyget on Valentine’s Day?
chocolate or other candies
4. Do you prefer a handmade card or a store-bought card?
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 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.
Random fact: My favorite brands are Papyrus, Hallmark and American Greeting, in that order. I don’t have to receive these brands to be happy, of course.
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?
happy for them
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. And usually, you can tell which couple falls into which category. Know what I mean?
In my opinion, gifts 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.
7. When it comes to desserts, what flavor do you prefer?
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?
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.
So 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! 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?
There are so many great ones, but, I would watch my favorite romantic comedy, Notting Hill.
I love romantic comedies. 🙂
But if you want my advice… watch your own romantic movie or romantic comedy movie, even if you’ve seen it. 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.
The song that is kinda old, but is nevertheless romantic, is “Unchained Melody.” You know the one—- from “Ghost” remember?
It’s not my favorite though, don’t worry.
I actually have too many 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. Plus, he’s a great provider. I mean, who wouldn’t like to live in a castle? 🙂
14. Which Disney couple’s relationship is the most similar to yours? Feel free to share why.
Also a tough one, probably, 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?
heart cutouts (shouldn’t surprise you based on my logo, option, right 😉 ?)
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.
17. What tradition would you like to remove from Valentine’s Day?
The one tradition I would remove from Valentine’s Day is self-consciousness. We are way too self-conscious about showing people our love.
18. What tradition would you like to add to Valentine’s Day?
I would like for us to know what offering the top 20 people in our life prefers, according to Gary D. Chapman’s Love Languages. They could like physical gifts, spending time together, words of affirmation or actions.
Knowing this, I would aim to give the top 20 (or 10 or 8, the number doesn’t really matter) in my life 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 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.
And 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 20 get-togethers of “want-to-do’s” already scheduled.
19. Who would you like to have answer these questions?
You, who is reading of course!
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