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Valentines Day Idea 3: Surprises

The most important thing for me on Valentines Day is coming up with some sort of surprise. It doesn’t need to be expensive just cool and thoughtful. Last year I tied a large red balloon to a box and made the string so long that Paul could see it from his second story office. I called him and told him to look outside–and all his coworkers gathered around the window to watch while he went down to get the box. I filled the box with all of his favorite things.

  1. Kendra

    February 3, 2009

    Love this! I’m all about surprises! Do you just keep a supply of those cool round balloons on hand?

  2. naomi megan.

    February 3, 2009

    that is such a clever and thoughtful idea!


  3. house

    February 3, 2009

    that is a great idea. i like to cook, so i’m thinking about cooking something really fancy for my girlfriend. (boring, i know) i can’t give too much away though, we share a blog so i’m sure she’ll see my comments. anyway, i can’t wait to see what other ideas you are going to share.

  4. Kate

    February 3, 2009

    I love the balloon idea. I’m trying to think of something good for my husband, but we’re also saving for a new house, so I’m trying to do something frugal as well. Wish me luck!

  5. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009

    mu husband would KILL me!

  6. mushbelly

    February 3, 2009

    my husband might kill me too – but I think its a great idea. I might just do it anyway. Of course, Vday is on a Saturday this year – so he won’t be at work. Maybe I’ll save that idea for another year.

  7. wendyhcd

    February 3, 2009

    how cool of a wife are you, J? Paul is one lucky guy. can’t wait to hear what you do this year!

  8. kim

    February 3, 2009

    I agree with the other comments-this is a great idea! You’re so stinkin’ cool.

  9. Jen

    February 3, 2009

    I can’t find the round balloons to save my life!! Do you know if they’re available anywhere online? I searched in November for my son’s birthday with no luck šŸ™

  10. sarasophia

    February 3, 2009

    That is lovely…and so romantic.

    I want to do something awesome for my husband as well this year.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Courtney

    February 4, 2009

    What a Great Idea! I remember reading this on your blog last year and trying to figure out how I could surprise someone the same way! I’m still trying to figure this one out…
    Thank you for your endless inspiration. I concur with Kim’s point: you are “stinking cool”!

  12. Lou

    February 4, 2009

    FANTASTIC IDEA I like to do mushy things like this for my boyfriend all the time. This year he’s away for Valentine’s Day and our Anniversary so I’m going to send him a little something by mail and completely flip out for his birthday! He only knows that I have a plan, but I always have a plan. I bet your husband adored the balloon.

  13. Jill

    February 4, 2009

    i remember this from last year, such a sweet idea.

  14. ashlynn

    February 4, 2009

    good wife. I could do this pretty easy since Coby works in the room next to me at home.

  15. mesh and lace

    February 4, 2009

    i want to do this! such a great idea!!


  16. Debbie

    February 4, 2009

    I love surprises!–I actually posted my plans on my blog today too.

  17. citysage

    February 4, 2009

    What a brilliant, brilliant idea! I LOVE coming up with surprises but I don’t think I’ve ever done anything that cool! I may just have to steal this idea…simply inspired!

  18. Brandi

    February 4, 2009

    Fantastic idea. You have me scheming…

  19. emma

    February 5, 2009

    How utterly romantic!

  20. Maggie May

    February 7, 2009

    that is so romantic i can hardly stand it.

  21. Alisha

    February 7, 2009

    Where did you get the box? I’ve been looking everywhere for one and I can’t find anything. A tip would be great!

  22. AmberLee

    February 14, 2009

    Now that’s romance. So beautiful and so perfectly done. I hope you don’t mind I mentioned it on a new blog I just startedā€” Thanks for a great blog. I’m a long-time follower.

  23. Anonymous

    March 10, 2009

    Great idea! Hopefully the loved one gets to it before someone calls the bomb squad:)

  24. valentine's gifts philippines

    February 22, 2010

    Wow! she is so sweet,what a perfect surprise so touching. Keep posting!


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