You could say I am a sucker for Valentine's Day & have my sweet mom to thank for that. Growing up (as I have mentioned in the past) my mom has always taught us to celebrate each & every holiday to the fullest, whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, Easter, or Valentine's Day, you get the picture! My mom's favorite holiday is by far Valentine's day, I mean she is famous for her crazy-awesome-full-of-pink-&-hearts Valentine's table & I am pretty sure one day when I have children I want to do the same.
When N + I started dating 4 years ago I made it VERY clear from the beginning that I loved Valentine's Day & that it was very important for him to know that. I am pretty sure he thought I was crazy silly, but then again he is still with me today (& I am one lucky lady!) so I guess he didn't think I was thatttt crazy. Our first Valentine's together was unforgettable - we called it the Valentine's Weekend. I thought it was a joke, or that he was just being super sweet when he started talking about this Valentine's Weekend a little over a week before it arrived, but to my surprise was I wrong!
When N + I started dating we were long distance. I lived in Yorktown Va & he lived up in the Northern Virginia area, so we spent a great deal of time traveling to see each other. The Wednesday before Valentine's I drove up & he surprised me with going to see Disney on Ice. We both got cute Mickey + Minnie mugs & enjoyed freezing cold icee's during February! Over the next few days, we enjoyed a nice dinner & he surprised me with the Hugs & Kisses Beanie Baby Bears, beautiful flowers & a beautiful bracelet. On top of it all, N + I had this little inside joke about how he could only hang out with me a 4 times before he had to break things off (insecurities I guess. lol) but somehow I always managed to win a bet & get a couple more visits in. So for Valentine's Day, N surprised me with this little itty bitty blue box (not Tiffany blue ha!) & inside of it he typed up on a piece of paper the size of my pinky the words - "Infinite Visits :)". Honestly, I remember like it was yesterday reading those words out loud. I was full of joy, excitement, happiness & at that point I knew he loved me (or else he wanted to just be cute!). Four years strong, I can't say that we have a Valentine's Weekend every year (actually it only happened that once lol), but I do know that even tho some people think the mushy gushy of Valentine's Day is silly, I truly enjoy just spending time with my best half. I am content a date night in our pjs with pizza & wine & of course pretty flowers & the perfect card!
Since Valentine's Day is quickly approaching (exactly one week away!) & I am a sucker for snail mail, I would like to share with you the cutest new online way to send a card, (for any occasion not just Valentine's Day). I am sure you have seen the justWink cards at your local store, but now they are bringing their cute little cards to you via the web & mobile app.
You can download the mobile app for free from the Android Market & Itunes App Store, which gives you complete access to justWink cards 24/7. So next time when you are in a pickle & haven't sent that birthday card, get well soon card, or mother's day card you can log onto your app & find the perfect card without leaving your couch. The cards can be sent via email, text, facebook, twitter & of course you have the option of mailing the card for $3.49 which will arrive to them in 3-5 days. One of my favorite things about the app is that you can add your own signature to the card (or doodles), as well as add pictures to the inside of the card. The app also allows you to have the option to sync with your facebook so that you have reminders of upcoming birthdays. & if you are feeling nice you can attach a giftcard to any card that you send!
"Disclosure: This post was sponsored by justWink through their partnership withPOPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about justWink, all opinions are my own."