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Did you know that 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year, not including the boxes of cards school age children exchange?  And more than 50% of those cards are bought in the six days immediately preceding Valentine’s Day?  Whew, and I thought it was just me!

Are you a Valentine’s Day procrastinator desperately needing a gift idea for your sweetie? Have no fear, there are links below to suit anyone’s budget.

Want to know dazzle your sweetheart with more facts about Valentine’s Day?  Go to History.com.

Try making your own card with one of the sweet love quote Huffington Post found.

Looking for something different?  Here are some ‘non-cheesy’ date ideas on Your Tango. A burlesque show?  If any of you try that one, let me know how it works out.

Cosmopolitan has some great gift ideas for guys. It even tells you how much you should spend on a gift based on how long you’ve been dating.  (What?  Married folk don’t count?!)

Spare no expense, you say?  Well then, CNN has a slide show of wildly expensive gifts.  Honey, if you’re reading this, I could really go for the 24-karate gold purse.  (Just kidding!)

Someone out there, will most likely get romanced with a diamond.  I already have gotten my diamond ring from my darling husband, but I do love sparkly rings.  Maybe this Valentine’s Day I could have a . . . .

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Power Ring!

Tell me, do you and your sweetie exchange Valentine’s Day gifts? 

Are you a planner (purchase your gifts or cards more than 6 days beforehand) or are you a procrastinator (purchase gifts and cards 6, or fewer, days ahead)?

What’s the best gift or card you’ve ever given or gotten?