If you’ve read this blog for any length of time you might have picked up on the fact that I play bass guitar in a church praise band.
In February, one of the members of the band gave each of us a personal Valentine’s gift.
Looking at mine, I see she combined construction paper, a plastic tube, an 1½ in box, glitter, bright ink and a couple chocolate kisses.
What resulted was unique Valentine’s gifts with the message, “You totally rock!” (And she’s so right.)
They weren’t expensive gift from Neiman-Marcus or Tiffany’s,
Or shinny trinkets imported from the Balearic Islands or Bhutan.
They weren’t ordered from the Hammacher Schlemmer or MindWare catalogs.
They were simple gifts, unique for each of us. Gifts you don’t find in stores or catalogs.
The lady is into crafting – a crafter, if you please.
Instead of spending large sums of money buying something off the shelf, she took her gift and passion for crafting, and used it to create unique Valentine’s for the people she cares about.
I’m not crafty (or a crafter). Instead I take my love of cooking and romance my sweetheart with homemade candlelight dinners. She seems to appreciate it.
A friend of mine takes his sweetheart for car rides to interesting places he’s discovered. They enjoy the ride, the destination and time together.
All these involve using a person’s talents to create unique moments with their sweetheart.
It’s personal . . . unique . . . inexpensive.
Why not use your talents, abilities or hobby to create unique romantic moments with your sweetheart.
The key to a wonderful, romantic experience is doing something unique for your sweetheart . . . something personal . . . something from you.
It doesn’t have to be extravagant. It doesn’t have to be stereotypically romantic.
Make it from me to you – unique.
FYI. Our heroine wasn’t trying to romance all the band members. I asked. What she created for her husband . . . he wouldn’t tell.
Sharing ideas to keep romance alive – Robert.