Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is a strange holiday. Rather than a simple "I do celebrate" or "I don't celebrate," it becomes a minor symbol of who many people are, and a person's enjoyment or loathing of the holiday is often defined by their past experiences and appreciation (or lack of appreciation) of...
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Valentine's Day is a special holiday in our house. I look at it as a nice reminder to take a few extra moments to show someone how much you love them, as well as an excuse to celebrate the first "major" holiday since New Year's. But most of all, I...
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Over the last two weeks, my discovery that I have an...ahem...issue with hoarding greeting cards has been weighing heavily on my mind. Even though I weeded through the stacks, dramatically reducing the volume by keeping only my favorites or those with sentimental messages, I still didn't feel that was good...
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Happy Valentine's Day to you! We hope your day is filled with paper hearts and sweet treats. And even if you don't have a particular Valentine in mind this year, we'll step in and be your virtual Valentine. This year our Valentine's Day is going to be a bit subdued. I've...
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Last week we announced that one lucky reader would be the winner of a $50 gift certificate to La Cuisine, a specialty cooking store here in Old Town Alexandria. To enter, we asked you to share with us what the most romantic thing is that someone has done for you.  To...
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