Creative Valentine Gifts For Her 4 Ideas That Will Make Her Adore You Arbor Day The Selflessness Of Trees Make Money This Holiday Season Instead Of Just Spending It
As every man who’s ever been in-love knows, women love romance. And they especially love romantic gifts. But a clever and romantic gift will be a grand slam every time.
Women love creativity. Anyone can go to the store and just buy a gift. But a creative gift shows your willingness to go the extra mile to make her feel loved. Plus creative Valentine’s Day gifts are usually one of a kind, which makes them more personal and ultimately extra special.
Some of these ideas may seem a little bit challenging, but anyone can handle it as long as they’re willing to put in the effort.
And just think – after she receives the gift you’ll get to brag to her about all the trouble you went through just to show her how much you love her. And then she’ll get to brag to her friends about all the trouble you went to. Women love to brag about their men when their men make them feel special.
Try one of these ideas and she will be absolutely amazed and impressed with your creative abilities.
(1) Design a Personalized Valentine’s Day Card
Make her a Valentine card using your personal computer and printer. Use elegant fonts to create a romantic appearance. Fonts can be downloaded for free online. You can also find unique little Valentine images in the form of Dingbat fonts, which can also be downloaded for free online. These can be used to dress up the appearance of the card. Use a graphics program to put it all together. If you don’t have a graphics program just download a free trial version such as Adobe Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro from Corel. Print the card on an elegant paper such as fine art paper. Special papers can be purchased at most office supply stores. And don’t forget the bouquet of roses.
(2) Create a Love Poem on Fine Art Paper
Write her a love poem or find a poem you like – be sure to include a personal message for her including her name. If you’re not poetic, just write, “I love you because” and then list all the special things you love about her – and make it a very long list. Women love to feel appreciated. As with the Valentine card suggested above, use elegant fonts and images and print it on fine art paper. As an elegant finishing touch have the poem framed by a professional.
(3) Create a Web Page Dedicated to Your Love for Her
Register a romantic domain name such as www.I-Love-Jessica.com and create a simple web page. The page can include photos of the two of you, a romantic poem or something original such as “The Top Ten Reasons I Love Jessica Smith”. If you don’t know anything about designing web pages don’t worry. Many web-hosting companies provide simple web page editors you can use to design the page. If you want something that looks extra unique do an Internet search for “free romantic website templates”. You can find lots of templates for as little as five dollars that look very nice as well as some that are free. You can also find basic web hosting for very cheap or even free in some cases.
(4) Make a Gift Basket with Her Favorite Goodies
This is the easiest and least creative idea but can still be very special. Purchase a really pretty basket, some filler for the basket in her favorite color and a beautiful ribbon to wrap the handle and tie a bow. These items can be purchased at a craft store. Fill it with some of her favorite things such as her favorite perfume, bath soaps, scented candles, gourmet cookies, something soft and silky wrapped in beautiful tissue and tied with a ribbon and perhaps a little teddy bear. You could also include a music cd she’s been wanting and perhaps a piece of jewelry also wrapped. By including some of her favorite things, it shows how closely you pay attention to her wants and needs.
Make your gift special by showing her you care. Put that clever masculine side to use and be creative and romantic. You can do it and she’ll love you for it. Have a happy Valentine’s Day.
Arbor Day, as it is commonly known today, is of American origin and was first observed in Nebraska, USA on the 10th of April 1872. Now it is always observed on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day in different forms and names is now observed in more than fifty countries.
Arbor in Latin means a tree. The spirit of Arbor Day is to plant trees and care for them and help them grow strong. It is what we give back to nature. If we think about our ancestors, we can imagine the dependence on trees in those times. Trees were widely used for wood, fruits, flowers and the shade a tree gave. The earliest humans derived tremendous benefits from the trees. We are all obliged to trees. Can birds survive without trees?
Think of a tree. Most of the trees grow from a small seed. Let us become a little philosophical. The seed makes a tree and the tree gives so many more seeds, who in turn give so many trees and in turn more seeds. How many trees does a seed contain? Infinite. Is this not an exciting thought? The trees stand alone on a piece of land. The roots go deep down the earth and hold the soil strongly. The tree gives leaves, wood, bark, fruits, flowers, sometimes different types of gums and shade for the tired souls. A tree gives all that it has got back to the animal world. In deep jungles, so many animals rest below the trees in the afternoons, and the birds make countless nests on the trees. Can one imagine the importance of trees in the ecological balance? It can not be measured. The butterflies know about that than many of us humans.
Many of us have seen so many trees since our childhood that we never give a thought to them. Visit a desert and you will realize the blessing that are trees. The desert looks so desolate without any growth, without the trees. Where are the singing birds in a desert? Where are the fruits, the flowers, and the shade? Trees are necessary for our growth, and they tell us about a selfless life. After you plant a tree and help it grow, it asks nothing from you for its lifetime. It only gives. That is the selflessness of trees and that is how a life must be lived by all of us. Give more and expect less in return.
What if you could make more money than you spend this holiday season? Sounds like a pretty good idea, you say? If you’d like to be on the making money end during the holidays, now is the time to start preparing. Below I’m going to give you several money-making ideas. Pick the one or two that interest you the most and have fun!
Making a child feel special during the holidays is something I think most adults strive for. And when a child gets a letter from Santa, the guy they look up to and respect…that child is going to feel like a million bucks. Selling to parents, grandparents, daycares and preschools are a great way to get business. And once one child starts telling their friends that THEY got a letter from Santa. News will start to spread. These children will turn into little walking advertisements for you. If you really enjoy this business during the holidays, you can run this type of business all year long with letters from the Easter Bunny, Cupid, the Great Pumpkin…just to name a few.
It doesn’t matter if you’re into woodworking, sewing, painting, pottery, or creating handmade paper. More than ever, people enjoy giving that one-of-a-kind special gift. You can sell your wares via the Net, at holiday bazaars or craft shows, or even consignment style. Once you become known for your crafts, word-of-mouth will keep you very busy.
A HOLIDAY GRATITUDE SERVICE
Here’s a way businesses can say ‘Thank you ‘to the community. It’s also a way to help plump up the retailers business in December. Talk with your local business about what they’d like to contribute to your holiday kit that you will be offering to local residents. It could be a free gift, a discount, coupons etc. It’s a win win situation for everyone. The community receives some discounts and the businesses get more business. This type of service can also be run all throughout the year by offering newcomer packets to those who have just moved into the neighborhood, new baby and new pet packets etc. You could have a lot of fun with this one.
One idea is to create your own line of holiday cards with rubber stamps. Melissa Duquette has found this to be a profitable business. She explains, “The card season is upon us and everyone will soon be searching for the perfect holiday card to send to family and friends. This is your opportunity to break out into business and create unique hand-stamped holiday cards. Or why not offer a class teaching this great hobby? Rubber stamping can be worked into so many different businesses.” I’ve been to a rubber-stamping party where we were able to create our own cards. I had a great time hanging out with my friends and making my own unique cards. If you are into rubber stamping, seriously consider having a rubber stamping card party. You would supply everything needed, and could charge either a flat fee or charge per card made.
Kim Moya runs a T-shirt business and finds this a way to make extra cash during the holidays. She says you can create inexpensive holiday sweatshirts, and long- and short-sleeved T-shirts. And she doesn’t stop at T-shirts, but also includes tote bags, felt and cloth ornaments, advent and traditional calendars, aprons and many other items that you can purchase wholesale and sell at retail prices!
I don’t know about you, but I love fleece blankets. I was really excited when I found out I could make these awesome “Snuggly” blankets without having to sew a stitch. Cinda Louden has been making these types of blankets for a while now and explains, “These blankets are made out of Polar Fleece material. They are soft, warm, cozy, durable, and wonderfully ‘Snuggly.’ There’s no sewing or needlework involved; all you do is cut and tie. Making Snugglies is a great way to start and create a business, make a little extra cash, or just make them for gifts. It’s all up to you!”
The hype of eBay has not gone away, but has only grown. When among a group of people, I can usually find someone who has either bought or sold something in an online auction. Colleen Wallace has made it her business to sell merchandise online. “The holiday season is the best time of year for me. People are always looking for unique and interesting gifts to give their loved ones. What better place to find something different than the online auctions,” says Colleen. Start thinking about what you might have that you could sell online. Colleen has found that the items that sell well are those that can be used for stocking stuffers, are limited editions, or are signed items.
Then there are the people who cannot stop baking during the holidays. Are you the type of person who finds that at the close of the season, all of your neighbors’ and friends refrigerators and cookie jars are bursting at the seams because baking is just your thing? Believe it or not, this is not the favorite activity of everyone.
Stacy Robinson has found that A Holiday Home Boutique is a fun way to network with others who provide a holiday-related product or service. Each vendor displays her product or information about her service, and friends and neighbors are invited to come to shop and share fellowship.
“As a cake decorator, I sell gingerbread houses, as well as display and serve a holiday-themed decorated cake – which the hostesses love because this becomes part of the refreshments! Visitors to the boutique get a chance to taste and see my cakes, and I take orders for holiday party cakes. I also display a few ‘dummy cakes’ to showcase my designs for birthdays, weddings, etc.”
The niche market that has been Stacy’s holiday bread and butter since 1991 is selling gingerbread houses to real estate agents. She leaves a gingerbread house with order information in large real estate offices for a few days. She also offers free delivery to the real estate office, or delivery for a fee to their home-buying customers and other colleagues, such as mortgage brokers, closing attorneys, etc.
PLAN IT RIGHT
These are just a few ideas you can use to make a little extra cash this holiday season. Use your imagination. Remember, people are more than willing to spend money for that special gift and holiday service. Why can’t you be the one who pockets that money? This is such a great time of year to make your business work. Being your own boss has never sounded better, now has it? Start thinking now if you want this to be seasonal work, or if you want to continue your business into the new year. All of the business ideas I listed above can be run throughout the year. This could be the start of something very profitable!.
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