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How to Stop Hating Valentine’s Day (and Maybe Use it to Your Advantage)

Excuse 2: Valentine’s Day is forcing me to buy expensive gifts.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see cupid holding a bow and arrow to your head.

But don’t you think maybe this is the time to actually consider the feelings of your other half? Isn’t the point of a relationship to show the person that you care about them and, the way I see it, if your partner likes Valentine’s Day (and you will find this out the first February you are together), then you have committed to celebrating the holiday. If you don’t want to acknowledge the subject, find someone who hates it as much as you do.

As for the expensive gifts, I just consulted Walmart.com and a box of Russell Stover’s assorted chocolates is $4.98. Roses are on there for as little as $9.98, depending on the bouquet. A large stuffed teddy bear is $11.18. Throw in a $2 card and any of these options has you out of there in under $20. Heck, you could even buy a tablet of construction paper for $4.96 and make a few little hearts, write some lovey-dovey phrases on them, and post them around the house or in their car before your sweetheart leaves for work. But please don’t go the teddy bear route if the recipient is over the age of 22 or you’ve been dating for longer than a year. Just trust me on this.

If your Valentine has a sweet tooth, why not try…

Lorimar Loft
42031 Main Street, Old Town Temecula

Lorimar Winery’s Old Town tasting room is serving up reserve tastings and paired local, handmade chocolates for $25 from February 12th though the 15th, while supplies last. It’s a sweet way to start off your Valentine’s weekend.

Next page: “Valentine’s Day is so one-sided.”

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Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.

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