Valentines Day Lesson for Guys | It's The Card Stupid! It's The Card!

Some advice for all my fellow males of the homo-sapiens species. St. Valentines Day is the holiday of love. But more importantly, it’s a chance to give your huny something special cause she picked you. Yes guys, get real you may have been the one to ask her to marry you but trust me she picked you. That makes you the luckiest dog in the pound. Recent events highlight this as since she certainly picked you, if you get stupid, she can learn how to effectively use a nine iron in a hurry and reverse her earlier decision.

Since it is traditional to give your huny a gift (preferably an intimate one) on this mid-month marker in the coldest month of the year. There are many, many options. Sure you can give jewelry, flowers, candy, pajama’s, undies, camisoles, etc (though they are on to us with the Victoria’s Secret stuff, since they know it’s really for your enjoyment). I would in fact recommend you do, but there is one thing in particular that you absolutely must not forget. That is ‘The Card’.

Yes puckie, it’s The Card, it’s The Card, it’s The Card! Burn that into your miniscule pile of cranial mush. You see if you are newly wed, if you have young Children, if you’re just starting out in married life; expensive gifts may not be in order. Believe it or not women (the good ones anyway) understand this, as they are likely to be even more acutely aware of your current financial condition than you are. But there is absolutely no excuse for not providing a card that expresses in some humble way your passion for the very thought of her. After all, face it guys, you can stop what you’re doing in the middle of the work day, and focus your thoughts on her naked, and little Percy will rear his little head and ask you “You needed me?”

So whatever you do, above all do not forget the Hallmark. Now having established that; there are many ways to accomplish this mission. It does not take a great deal of money to provide a card or it’s functional equivalent. Most good commercial cards run from $3-10.00.

But if you are really down on your luck, if you really don’t have to pennies to rub together. Then first God Bless you. But do not let this deter you as you are about to make a memory that will when she tells it to all her female friends, will elicit the “Awwwww” ( you know the sound that they all makes that comes from right behind the uterus and goes straight to their brains) that means you hit a life time winning home run on the Love Front. That’s right I said make a memory, yepper make her a homemade card. If you have to steal the paper from work and just like in fourth grade fold it in half and cut the heart out. Then get a few of the colored post it notes off your bosses desk and cut some little hearts and bows out and tack them to the card. Compose your message fold it in half, and when you get home you hold her hand, get down on bended knee and say “Baby I have something for you.” Then give her the card and say the phrase. No not “let’s knock off a bit” Just say I love you and let the winds of passion flow lad.

Another way to do it “inexpensively” is again with the post it notes. Get a pad of them a few days before say around the 10th. For three days every time you think of her write it down on a Post it Z”I thought of you because…”. Or start a poem and put each line on one post it and keep a complete copy on another page. Get up early on the 14th and post them around the house. Don’t be afraid to tuck them in nooks and crannies cause once she finds the first one, she'll start looking for the others. Let her try to arrange them to match your poem and when you come home from work have her read it to you the way she put it together and you read her the original composition. Then play around with it together and come up with “Your (couples) Valentine Poem 2010” It will all go in a scrap book and like I said, when she tells and or shows it to other women (and she will) the “awwwws” will flow like the Mekong River in the Monsoon season.

So OK lad, knowledge is power and you now have it. Now, get out there and make your sweetie happy!

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Boy you aint just whistlin Dixie, bud....

Don't cheap on the card!!


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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

I agreed. Women remember the little things like a card or just great time. I happen to like the homemade cards but understand that most men are not crafty. Thanks for the hub.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

You are right about the card, especially if your man writes some "sweet nothings" on the card. I'm impressed that you know it's the woman that picks the man. Most men I've met through the years are clueless about that. Very good hub.


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salt 6 years ago from australia

lovely writing, lovely thoughts - thankyou.


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readytoescape 6 years ago from Central Florida

Hmrjmr,

I forgot...........once.

Actually forgot a whole year, Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Birthday, Anniversary, for awhile is was like Bastille day around here.

But I was really, really busy.

Ugly.

I now have an auto reminder set in my laptop Calendar. Saves on the bruising.


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ivori 6 years ago from Titusville

Yep, it's all about the presentation - eye candy, warm and fuzzy feeling, and all that jazz. A card with some handwritten 'I love you's' are as good as a 'hole in one!'


KellyEngaldo 6 years ago

Oh, this is my pet peeve! Expensive gifts without a card - only a "cad" would do! You hit it on the head! Thank you for serving us females in the world!

Guys - you can forgo the gift but the card - this article is absolutely correct! The homemade card is wonderful too - thank you for including that too!

Also, consider copying a poem. Doesn't cost much - check out the library, check out the internet.

It is trite but very true - "it is the thought that counts!"

Very well done title, article - this is an "everygreen" hub - if there ever was one! Fathers teach your sons, Mothers teach your sons - this is important!


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AnywhereGardener 6 years ago

I agree with your card idea and love the post it notes too. Your timing is perfect, I'll have my husband read your hub! Maybe because I love gardening and flowers but I've always wanted flowers for V-day, doesn't have to be the dozen red roses that cost an arm and a leg but it also can't be the 7-11 rose in the plastic tube either. And I hate those colored carnations - please!!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Carolina Muscle - Too right Chief!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Tim-tim, pam99, salt, ivori, kelly, AG, - Glad to have your concurrence and praise, though the credit is really due to Zena, she was the Vince Lomardi of 'Love Coaching' and taught her lessons well to this thick skull full of mush. A Happy Valentines Day wish to all of you...:):):)


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

RTE - Good thinking on the reminder, the mere fact that you have survived such a time indicates you're sweetie sounds like the Female equivalent of Job! You are a lucky man to have such a patient and kind Huny! Hope you guys have a Very Happy Valentines Day!!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Once again, great advice, that keeps relationships humming along...


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

BPOP - Thanks for stopping By BPOP Hope you and your Huny have a Happy Valentines Day!!


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Army Infantry Mom 6 years ago

I love home made cards,.. they are one of a kind !!! especially when they try to spell my name right,..LOL

As for leaving the post it notes in nooks and crannies,..High Five !!! I did that for my hubby before, left a love note under his dinner plate, left one in his bath towel that was folded up too. infact when my son left to go back to his base I made him a home made pizza for the long bus ride and under the pizza I placed a note telling him I had the Greatest Son in the world. These little surprises really can bring smiles to people.


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Yeah.. It's the card!! And put a gift card to our favorite store inside.. then we can buy what we want! Good luck guys and get out there and dazzle us! (Thanks hmrjmr!)


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Aim - I see you know how to play the Post it Game! Hope you have a Happy Valetines Day!

CandieV - another great option fo rthe Card! Glad you liked it! Have a Happy Valentines Day!!


lynnechandler 6 years ago

Hmrjmr1 you are a diamond amongst the coal. Great info here. The card on Valentine's Day or any other special day is something she will keep and savor for years to come. Don't forget to add the date inside the card so she can remember later on that special year.


seasoning 6 years ago

so there is one man tuned in. Nice hub


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Lynne - If what you say is true than it's because my Zena forged the crusty lump of coal into something better, just trying to pass it along. Thanks for your High praise and for stopping by!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Seasoning- There are many more than me, must be something about Army Wives, guess they know how to train us!! Hooah Hope You have a Happy Valentines Day!


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ThoughtfulSpot 6 years ago from PA

What a fabulous hub, and so true as well. I chuckled quite a bit, and the last suggestion w/ the poem brought a little tear to my eye. It truly is "the thought that counts" and those that get it are the ones we keep. My husband gave me a rock for our anniversary once (not the sparkly kind.) Turns out they had demo'd the steps where we had 1st met in HS and he'd grabbed a hunk for me and awkwardly wrapped it up in a ribbon. Best gift ever, and definitely gets the "Awwww." Your wife was a lucky one to have you while she did. I'm sorry for your loss.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

ThoughtfulSpot - Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Just goes to show that some of the rocks in our heads are precious stones eh? Glad you got a 'keeper' Hooah!


Cindy 6 years ago

I am shocked that a guy could be sooo smart when it came to Valentine's Day ect. That is the very thing that I try to tell my husband. I didn't recieve anything not even a card today for V-Day. I understand we don't have the money for expencive things but I would much rather get A CARD that says how much I mean to him. When he forgets to get his wife a card that say's that he wasn't even thinking of her. A simple doller tree card with words says she was on his mind. That means sooo much to a woman. Plus if you want her to give it up boy, not getting a damn card IS NOT GOING TO WORK! take it from a woman who knows!!!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Cindy- I am so sorry for your loss..(He is dead right?) I just hope you have had the skill and discipline to make it look like natural causes.

If that's not the case and you have been magnanimous enough to let him live, you might want to send him this link and maybe he'll get it for the future, Hope you have a happier Presidents Day!! :)


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Sunnyglitter 5 years ago from Cyberspace

My favorite part of any gift is always the card that accompanies it. I'd rather have a nice card with a handwritten message than any other gift.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

sunnyg - yep you are joined by millions of women making that is a pretty common element in the world of love. Hope you get a nice card this Valentines Day!

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