Valentine’s Day – 2017 Style


This year Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday.  While you could just beef up taco Tuesday and spring for extra guacamole, there are other ways to show the ones you love just how much you care – without breaking the bank. One way is with Hallmark Signature greeting cards because they are gifts themselves. Loaded with sentimental value, the ones you love often save special cards for years to come.


Cards are as Relevant and Appreciated Today as Always 

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with greeting cards. It started when we were in grade school and handed out tiny paper Valentines to our entire class. There’s something magical about getting a Valentine’s Day card. Since Valentine’s Day celebrates all types of love, we turn to Hallmark Signature greeting cards for just the right sentiment. Whether sassy or sentimental, #HallmarkAtWalgreens has the perfect card for everyone.

“We always say that the most important part of a gift is not the actual gift itself, but the card and a special note from the person you love,” said Taylor Sinning of Taylor Walker Fit.


Unplug and Reconnect

For so many of us, the hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves little time for romance. So this Valentine’s Day, why not give your loved one the gift of your time. You don’t have to do much, just be mentally present and completely focused. This means unplugging, disconnecting and hanging out without distractions. Bonus points if you add their favorite flower, chocolate or location to go along with a heartfelt card.

“Carving out time on February 14th helps us to reconnect, reflect, and enjoy one another on this special day for lovers,” said Amy Desrosiers of Savvy Saving Couple.


Small Gifts

The beautiful thing about Hallmark Valentine’s Day cards is that they can even be gifts in themselves. Hallmark Signature cards, for instance, have several selections that include sweet jewelry, brilliant graphics that could be considered small works of art and some that have sparkles!  It’s not about how much money you spend on Valentine’s Day, it’s the thought that counts, of course. Traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers on Valentine’s Day are giving way to more creative tokens of love.

Small Gifts
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Here are some ideas to include with your carefully selected Hallmark Valentine’s Day card:

  • Is your partner passionate about their pet? Surprise them with something for Fluffy – that’s also a gift for your partner!
  • One of the most versatile gifts – and most affordable – is a journal. Select a cover that expresses your loved one’s personality and include their favorite pen.
  • Do you have a foodie Valentine? Surprise them with an infused olive oil, barrel-aged maple syrup, local honey, or sea salt.
  • Is camping your thing? Give the gift of an upcoming trip. February is a great time of the year to reserve the best camping spots at state parks.
  • Or even create a new hobby for your family by starting a game night routine with different games you can play together as your gift.


Celebrate your Galentines!

Galantine’s Day was started by Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope. Galentine’s Day is “… only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

This year, gather your girlfriends and whip up breakfast-for-dinner on Monday the 13th and celebrate your besties. Keep the brunch theme by surprising all your Galentine’s with Inspirations from Hallmark travel coffee mugs, exclusive to Walgreens.

Celebrate your Galentines
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Set the Mood at Home

Extend the loving mood to your home with a few easy tips from Suzy Handgraaf of Worthing Court.

“The secret is to start with a base of basic, mostly neutral items that will allow you to get a whole new look and celebrate any holiday or season with just a few easy changes,” says Handgraaf.

To decorate for Valentine’s Day Handgraaf headed to Walgreens to check out the exclusive Inspirations from Hallmark line of gifts and decor.  She picked up a few items, like the striped plush pillow and wooden sentiment sign, to add to her Valentine’s Day collection and neutral shelf decor.

Handgraaf’s side-by-side comparison – with a basic winter look is on the left- was brightened up for Valentine’s Day by using a few Inspirations from Hallmark products.

“You can see that by using the Inspirations from Hallmark products, I was able to only switch out a few things to go from Winter to Valentine’s Day,” said Handgraaf.

However you decide to celebrate, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy Valentine’s Day!

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