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February 1, 2012

Organizing your Valentine’s Day!

When you think of the month of February, romance, flowers, and chocolates come to mind. The National Association of Professional Organizers in Michigan wants to help you plan a memorable evening for your special valentine.

One Week Before Valentine's Day
Plan your meal and beverages. There are various websites devoted to just this, or you can use a tried and true recipe.

Don’t go it alone when it comes to decorating, get the kids involved. They can help make some crafts to decorate the table or room. Sprinkle your table with silk rose petals to add to the ambiance.

Don’t be the person standing in Walgreen’s on Feb. 13, or worse, 5 p.m. on Feb. 14, wondering what you can buy off the picked-over shelves. Make sure you take a little time this weekend to shop for cards, chocolates, and any gifts that you may need. The selections will be much better and you’ll be sure to find just what you’d like.

If you’re short on cash this year, remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money. A heartfelt, handwritten note is sure to be treasured more than anything you can buy.

Three days before Valentine's Day
Select music and a movie for your special night. Pull out your candles and table cloth.

One day before Valentine's Day
Review your recipes and make your list of any ingredients you are missing. Then, don’t forget to then take the list with you when you go shopping.

On Valentine’s Day
Just relax and enjoy whatever the day may bring. Prepare your meal, listen to familiar songs, watch a cherished favorite movie – do whatever is meaningful to you and your sweetheart. Don’t expect the perfect evening, unless you are married to Martha Stewart. Go with the flow and be thankful you have someone to cuddle with on a winter’s night.

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Article submitted by Immediate Past President, Betty Huotari.