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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Common Mistakes Made in Valentine's Day Gift Giving

From Claus
Believe it or not a lot of people make some pretty obvious gift giving mistakes at Valentine's. Fortunately the remedy is actually really simple. It's simply a matter of adding value to any gift that you buy.
Just to be clear, one of the biggest mistakes that people make at Valentine's or any gift giving occasion is that they forget to add value or meaning to a gift.
Now, you don't have to be a blacksmith or anything like that in order to make your piece of jewelry more meaningful. You don't have to do anything like that! It's not about modifying the gift that you are giving, although homemade gifts make it easier to add A LOT of meaning to the gift. But you already have to be invested in making it.
The easiest way to add meaning to a gift is through writing. That can be a simple little note that reminds her of your love and how the gift represents that love. You don't have to be poet; you just have to be honest, open, and not too obsessive.
Cool, now that you have that under your belt, let's pick things up a notch. You can graduate to maybe making clues or adding a card to a gift. Now, when I say add a card to your gift I don't mean let the card do the talking! It seems inherently better to write your own inscription on the card, rather than having someone else write it. As mentioned before, you don't have to be a poet; you just have to say what you mean.
Another great way to add meaning to a gift is to use video or pictures that you attach or associate with that gift. Just remember that it only takes a SMALL bit of imagination to add meaning to a gift.

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