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Do You Know Your Valentines Trivia?


Valentine Quiz

Take this Valentines Quiz and test your expertise of Valentine’s Day and its rich history…"Do You Know Your Valentines Trivia?"

1. What did people used to believe would happen if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day?

2. Who imprisoned Valentine?

3. Why was he imprisoned?

4. On what date was Valentine supposedly executed?

5. How many Valentine cards will be bought in a year?

6. Name 2 countries, other than the U.S., that celebrate Valentine’s Day.

7. In Roman mythology, February 14th is associated with which goddess?

8. What custom does the saying “He wears his heart on his sleeve” come from?

9. What is the flower associated with Valentine’s Day?

10. When did Hallmark make its first Valentine Card?

Bonus question:

How do you write I Love You in German? In French?  In Spanish? In Italian? In Portuguese? In Cantonese?

Get the answers here: http://www.tulipstalk.com/valentine-quiz-answers/

 

The Romance Calendar – February


Ooh I need romance babe , I hope you know it’s true
Hope you need romance babe, Just like I do too…
  


Okay, it’s not exactly the same lyrics to the Beatles song, Eight Days a Week, but it’s true (for most of us, that is). And just like the lyrics to the song “Eight days a Week, Is not enough to show I care…” Romance is not reserved for holidays and special days, it’s the wise person who is romantic on a daily basis.  And being romantic every day of the week is not that difficult.  It just takes a little forethought and imagination.  I call it planned spontaneity.  And let’s face it, sometimes we need a little help to add more romance to our relationship.

February

February may be a short month, but it is full of love. In addition to Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th) there’s also  Chocolate Day (Feb. 12th), Dream of Your Sweetheart Day (Feb. 13th), Cuddle Day (Feb. 25th) and Romance on a Budget Day (Feb. 28th)

 

Excerpted from Romance on a Budget.

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Do You Know Your Valentine Trivia?


Valentine Quiz

Take the Valentine Quiz and test your knowledge of Valentine’s Day…

valentinesthinker1. What did people used to believe would happen if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day?

2. Who imprisoned Valentine?

3. Why was he imprisoned?

4. On what date was Valentine supposedly executed?

5. How many Valentine cards will be bought in a year?

6. Name 2 countries, other than the U.S., that celebrate Valentine’s Day.

7. In Roman mythology, February 14th is associated with which goddess?

8. What custom does the saying “He wears his heart on his sleeve” come from?

9. What is the flower associated with Valentine’s Day?

10. When did Hallmark make its first Valentine Card?

Bonus question:

How do you write I Love You in German? In French?  In Spanish? In Italian? In Portuguese? In Cantonese?

Get the answers here: http://www.tulipstalk.com/valentine-quiz-answers/

Check out Tulips Talk Valentine’s Day Trivia ~ http://www.tulipstalk.com/valentine-trivia-2/

Valentine Quiz Answers


1. Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

2. The Roman emperor named Claudius. Claudius was having trouble getting men to serve in his army. He felt many men would not volunteer to join because they did not want to leave their wives and families. He thought that if men were not married, they would join the army. So Claudius passed a new law which did not allow any more marriages. Most people thought this law was cruel. Valentine, who was a minister, did not support the new law.

3. Even after Emperor Claudius passed the law, he kept performing marriage ceremonies secretly. One night he was caught and thrown in jail and told he would be put to death.

4. On the day of his death Valentine wrote a note to the daughter signed “Love from your Valentine.” This was on February 14, 269 A. D.

5. Yearly more than 900 million cards will be exchanged. Valentine’s Day is second only to Christmas for the number of cards sent.

6. Canada, Britain, Italy, France, Denmark (in fact, most western countries).

7. Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love.

8. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

9. Roses. They symbolize both peace and war, love and forgiveness.
    White roses are for true love.
    Red roses are for passion.
    Yellow roses are for friendship.
    Black roses mean farewell.

10. The Hallmark Company produced its first Valentine in 1913.

Bonus question:

How do you write I Love You in German? In French?  In Spanish? In Italian? In Portuguese?  In Cantonese?

German: Ich liebe Dich
French: Je t’aime
Spanish: Te amo
Italian: Ti amo

Remember to Order Flowers for your Valentine this Valentine’s Day!

Romance on a Budget –“Cheap Thrills can Lead to a Lifetime of Love.”


 romancecover.jpgRomance on a Budget by Heidi Richards

Romance isn’t about spending money, it’s about spending time together, spending energy and creativity to attract and keep the relationship exciting and the love alive.   – Heidi Richards

Romance isn’t about how much money you lavish on another.  It’s about attracting the object of your affection.  Romance is about making dreams and fantasies come true. Romance is defined as “an exciting and mysterious quality; a relationship between two lovers.” It is the “act of making your partner feel loved.” Romance is more than an act, it’s a state of being. It’s the heart, the soul and the mind working together to create an adventure, and increase enthusiasm for one another.

“Romance means intimacy and connection, which means paying attention to detail.  It’s making her lunch or giving him a massage.  It’s making the bed together and cuddling.  It’s holding hands and leaving little “love notes” around the house.  It’s touching and feeling and listening and sharing.  It’s excitement and serenity, spontaneity and planning.  It’s telling the other person what you want, and doing the things the other person likes. It’s connecting deeply. 

Romance is about timing, imagination, exploration and creativity.  Being Romantic is about…. being creative, being willing to take a risk. Sometimes it’s being sweet. Sometimes it’s being silly. Romance is about … the right attitude.  And attitude can cost you a little or a lot.  True romantics have the right attitude; and use imagination to cultivate loving, sensual relationships. 

So just how do you develop the right attitude?  Start out with little acts of affection, little things to show you care and can be romantic.  Here are a few suggestions (excerpted from the book, Romance on a Budget) to help you spark your imagination. 

          This Kiss (#10) – You must remember this; a kiss is still a kiss… kiss often.  Repeat several times.

          Look into My Eyes (#11) – When you gaze into each others eyes, everyone else seems to disappear. And looking intensely at one another  can send a message to your lover that can lead to other things.

          You Light up my Life (#15) – Spray the perfume or cologne you wear on a light bulb. When the light is turned on the scent of you will fill the room.

          What a Feeling (#19) – Tell your love how much you appreciate him/her.    Write your message on a post-it-note and stick it where it is sure to be found.

          Get out of your Comfort Zone (Intro) – Do something impulsive, even a little risky that will excite your lover and ignite the romance. 

  Like the song says “Love Don’t come easy.”   I believe that “Romance Don’t Come Easy. “ But with a little practice and planning, the results can be thrillllllllling….

  Excerpted from the book, Romance on a Budgetwww.romanceonabudget.net. © 2008 – Heidi Richards is an Author, Professional Speaker, and Business Mentor and the owner of Eden Florist & Gift Baskets – www.edenflorist.com   Permission is granted to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included. A courtesy copy of your publication is appreciated.