ST. GEORGE – Valentine’s Day will be here in a “heartbeat” and doing something cliché isn’t guaranteed to steal the heart of your valentine. Instead, try something new and unique among the list of ideas presented here.
Valentine’s Day seems to be turning into another one of those commercial holidays. It’s safe to say that nearly everyone can relate to spending around $4 on a pop-up Hallmark card, stuffing your face with a heart-shaped box of chocolates from Walgreen’s and borrowing The Notebook from a friend or renting A Walk to Remember from Netflix and crying.
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Sarafina Amodt and Kevin Moss explore couples Valentines ideas, Feb. 9, 2013, St. George, Utah | Videocast by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News
This year try something new with your valentine that is sure to make lasting memories. If you already have a bank of memories with your high school sweetheart, or if you are still in high school and can’t wait until Sadie Hawkins, having matching T-shirts or jackets made can create that same relationship a sports team achieves with matching uniforms and jerseys. A couple should bond and work together like a team, right?
If you’re not into a sporty look you can always create matching T-shirts with half a heart on either shirt so that when being worn and standing next to each other the heart will become whole, just as a couple should be – one together. Local screen printing shops have the ability to print your own design onto a shirt, jacket or whatever you would like.
In St. George, Power Image located at 335 S. Bluff St., Xtreme Graphix located at 520 N. 3050 E., and Mega Pro Screen Printing located at 251 W. Hilton Drive, all offer this service starting at $19 each which includes the shirt.
If wearing matching T-shirts is more embarrassing to you than it is cute, there are other ways to express love in a fun and creative way. The economy is just starting to pick up but that doesn’t mean you need to start blowing money on over-priced Hallmark cards by supporting a retailer’s holiday. Instead, try putting the fun back into saving money by painting a single piggy bank together to share with your valentine.
Desert Light Pottery located at 215 W. St. George Blvd. in St. George provides ceramic classic piggy banks as well as other ceramic banks in a few forms other than piggies. There is no studio fee and you can pick as many paint colors as you would like. The total cost varies on the price and size of the ceramics.
Having a personalized piggy bank to share with your love is a great way to help save up for a more romantic date rather than working on something yourself.
Or, rather than doing all the work this year yourself, let somebody else do it for you; maybe a masseuse is a good choice. A couple’s massage may not be something you can wrap up and give to your valentine but it is something that will spark up the romance in your relationship.
Here’s a list of spas that offer couple’s massages:
About Face Salon and Day Spa – $67 per person (separate rooms) for one hour.
Green Valley Spa – $300 per couple, with two massages per person, for a two hours.
Massage Envy Spa – $49 per person for one hour.
Spa Sienne – $45 per person for one hour.
St. George Day Spa – $110 for 50 minutes or $150 for 80 minutes.
Team Angels – $55 per person (separate rooms) for 55 minutes.
Other ways to avoid the cliché options would be to take a walk or ride a bike together on the new biking and walking trail up on Skyline Drive in St. George, watch the sunset from on top of the water tank on Skyline Drive – the city recently opened it up for the public to go on top and walk around.
Whatever it is you chose to do this year for Valentine’s Day be sure to do it with love. Did you know that the word “love” can be split up into two words, “lo” and “ve”? Lo, as in lo and behold, means to attract attention or show surprise. Although ve isn’t in our dictionary, in Spanish lo and ve used in a sentence means “to see.” People in love see each other for who they are so be yourself this year and have fun!
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