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(SPM Wire) This year, don’t let Valentine’s Day catch you unprepared.
From red roses to dinner reservations, romantic resources are in demand on Valentine’s Day, so it’s best to place your orders in advance and call ahead.
Here are some tips to let that special someone know that you care:
• Whether you’re spending big or opting to go smaller, including a handwritten card personalizes a gift and offers you the chance to express yourself authentically.
• Don’t believe everything you hear. Just because the object of your affection claims that he or she doesn’t care about Valentine’s Day, doesn’t make it necessarily true. Err on the side of caution and get your loved one something — even just a card to say ‘I love you.’
• Do your research. If you’re planning on dining out, remember, many restaurants offer only a special prix-fixe menu with limited options on such occasions as Valentine’s Day. Additionally, the venue may also require a reservation. So plan ahead accordingly.
Even with the best of intentions, Valentine’s Day can cause strife if expectations are not met. However making arrangements in advance could mean the difference between a sullen sweetheart and a delighted date.