(The following is based on a true story)…A Long Distance Week of Valentine’s Day!
Inside the Cave –
OK, this one goes back a bit, but shortly before Brenda and I got married I came up with the idea to surprise her for Valentine’s Day. At that time she was still living in Canada and getting ready to move to the U.S. in a few months. (This was 20 years ago and I’m pretty sure my motivation back then was to keep making sure she wouldn’t change her mind….)
Anyway, I went to Hallmark and bought seven (7) Valentine’s Day cards, some funny and some serious. My plan was to mail one card a day my snail mail with the final (and mushiest) card arriving on Valentine’s Day! I wrote some added comments in each card for the fun of it, and to personalize them more.
I had some experience with how ridiculously long it took (and still takes) to get a card from L.A. to North Bay, Ontario Canada (or anywhere else up there…)
Anyway, the first card went out and I nailed it. Six days before The Day. Brenda calls me and is totally confused about why I sent her a card so early. I play dumb, but then next day she gets another. Now she’s catching on and loving it.
This goes on until Card # 7 arrives on Valentine’s Day, and it’s the killer card. I’ve scored BIG TIME. Brenda still tells people about this and it was 20 years ago!
3P NOTE: This obviously takes some planning, but all in all it wasn’t that complicated. If you’re separated at Valentine’s Day and want to impress your significant other, try it! It obviously would also work with any Holiday or special event day in your lives, and it’s a great, unique idea even if you’re in the same city.
Major “Brownie Points” for you when you pull this baby off!