Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shutterfly - What Valentine's Day Means to Me - and GIVEAWAY!

To kick off a series of Valentine's Day related posts, I am writing this post as part of a Valentine's promotion sponsored by Shutterfly. By sharing my best Valentine's Day experience, I will receive credit for 25 free Valentine's Day cards AND a credit for 25 Valentine's Day cards to giveaway to one of you lucky readers! See the bottom of the post for giveaway details!

I was never much into Valentine's Day. I may have been dating someone at the time and we may have exchanged cheesy Valentine's Day gifts from the store -- stuffed animals, flowers, candy and the like -- but I was always one of those who thought that Valentine's Day was just another "over-commercialized-holiday-created-by-the-card-companies-to-get-people-to-spend-money-on-things-they-don't-need." 


This changed when I fell in love. My first Valentine's Day with my now husband was last year (we started dating right after Valentine's Day the year before). I realized that Valentine's Day didn't have to be an over-commercialized holiday and that it was really about celebrating your love for another person -- in whatever way made the most sense to you.


This time around it felt real. Valentine's Day made sense to me. I was in love. He made the whole day special. It started by him telling me to go relax and take a bubble bath. While I was in there, he ran out to Baskin Robbins to get one of their Valentine's Day themed ice-cream cakes (my favorite!). He also had a dozen of my favorite roses in hand. We then got all dressed up and went to a very nice Mexican restaurant in DC, where we enjoyed a spicy meal and watched the Salsa dancers perform (they were giving lessons, but we were too chicken to try). We went home where there were more roses waiting along with one of the sweetest cards I've ever received. It really was everything had always made Valentine's Day seem -- now I'm a believer. Oh, and hubby if you're reading this...last year will be hard to top.

A many thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring this post and giveaway. Shutterfly is by far my favorite source for custom printed goods on the web. Right now they have a vast selection of Valentine's Day cards and personalized gifts. I can't think of anything better than sending a Valentine's card to my family to let them know I'm thinking of them. I plan on getting the Tickled Pink Peppermint Valentine's Day Card to send out.



Now onto the good stuff. Here's the details on the Shutterfly Giveaway! 

One lucky reader will win a credit to use at Shutterfly for 25 free 4x5 Cards.


Details:

  • Giveaway begins today and ends on Feb. 6
  • Only the mandatory entry is required to participate in the giveaway
  • Entries must appear in individual comments to this post. Please post each entry separately!
  • Winner will be randomly chosen by Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond an alternative winner will be chosen.
How to Enter: Leave each entry in a separate comment to this post. Be sure to include your email in at least one of them so I can contact you if you win. If you don't feel comfortable leaving your email here, send it to me through my contact form.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me your favorite Valentine's Day Gift

Extra Entries:
  • Follow me on Google Friend Connect
  • Follow me on Facebook
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to once per day)
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook (up to once per day)
  • Tell me your favorite Valentine's Day product from Shutterfly
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: This was not a paid post. However, I was given a credit for 25 cards from Shutterfly for writing this post and a credit for 25 cards to giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own, honest opinions about the products. I received this opportunity through my involvement with SheBlogs

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.

24 comments:

Jodi said...

When we were dating my husband ALWAYS used to get me cards "For my Honey". It was an inside joke making fun of this overly affectionate couple we knew(they called each other Honey). So I love getting "honey" cards because it reminds me of the long history we have together.

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Kathryn said...

I really love my husband's homemade cards that come straight from the heart - he has such a way with words I melt everytime!

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Kathryn said...

I now follow you on google friend.

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Alissa said...

I love just a simple card from my husband and a quiet dinner alone with him (even if it's just take-out).

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Alissa said...

Follow you on FB.

Alissa said...

Follow you on Twitter (@funfinds4fams)

Alissa said...

Follow you on GFC.

Alissa said...

Ooh, well that's easy. My favorite product from Shutterfly (for Valentine's or any other day!) are their photo books. Hands-down the best. :)

Lauren said...

My favorite Valentine gift is always candy!
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Lauren said...

I follow with GFC
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Jay said...

My fave gift is chocolate.
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Sarah said...

i love getting flowers!

Sarah said...

follow you on GFC

Sarah said...

like you on facebook

Sarah said...

i like the xoxo cards!

Anonymous said...

Fannie Mae trinidads is my fave Valentine's gift
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Anonymous said...

Fave Valentine's gift from shutterfly is the cupid's arrow card
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Lo said...

My wife once got me a Gameboy for Valentine's Day. Silly and whimsical but so sweet.

Lo said...

I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Lo said...

My 3 year old would love this card (and so it's my fave): http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/valentines-day-stationery-cards/loads-of-love-valentines-day-card-4x5-flat?sortType=1&storeNode=91379

Lo said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/34070640948420608

Nancy said...

My favorite Valentine's gift : flowers or a plant!

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I follow via GFC: allibrary.

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I like their Beary Much Love card.

Nancy
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