Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Have you thought about how you might celebrate it? I feel there are two types of people when it comes to Valentine’s Day: those who love it and enjoy the day devoted to love and those who despise it and say it’s nothing more than a “Hallmark holiday”. Which camp do you fall into?

At first glance, I can understand how someone might not like Valentine’s Day … if they are single or alone or have recently lost a loved one. But if you look at Valentine’s Day as something more than romantic love, it’s actually a really fun holiday.

Think about it. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day about celebrating those you love. That could be your spouse, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your parents, your siblings, your children, your grandchildren, your friends. Love comes in many different shapes, sizes and forms. Sometimes we are so busy in our life routines that we don’t pause to realize all the love that surrounds us…or how lucky we are to have that love. Valentine’s Day gives us a reason to stop and notice those we care about. 

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I don’t think Valentine’s Day has to be a big, huge celebration. If you’d like to pull out the romantic gestures and do something big for your loved ones, absolutely go for it! I think the smaller, simpler ways of celebrating the holiday can be the most impactful…and the most meaningful.

One of the easiest, but perhaps most meaningful, thing to do is to send Valentines. Whether you take the time to cut out red and pink paper hearts or you pick out a store bought card, the thought and effort of mailing something to someone you care about goes a long way.

Write a quick note letting the recipient know how you care about them or one of your favorite things about them or how thankful you are to have them in your life. Everyone appreciates hearing these things and because we don’t always say them, reading these positive affirmations in writing will only put a smile on their face.

You can also take the time on Valentine’s Day to do something special for your loved one(s). You can surprise your spouse with a cup of hot coffee in bed in the morning, serve your kids doughnuts from Ashley’s for breakfast, run an errand or complete a task for an overwhelmed friend or visit an elderly neighbor or relative. Any of these little things can show your love.

How Ashley’s Can Help
You can also do something a little more obvious – and let Ashley’s help! Why not show your love with sweet treats? Got a special phrase you and your spouse always say to each other? Let us put it in writing…with icing! We take custom orders and would love to bake a cake and write a sweet love note on it for you. What about a dozen cupcakes decorated with red roses? We have a variety of delicious sugar cookies that pair perfectly with a sweet Valentine note tucked in a lunchbox. Indulge with a rich chocolate cake baked in a size that’s perfect to share between two people. Or give your family an edible bouquet of our delicious cake pops decorated for the day.

These are a just a few ways you can say you love someone with a sweet treat. Got something else in mind? We’d love to hear your ideas! Give us a call today so we can work together to create something special and have it ready and waiting on February 14.

Not only do we love helping your visions come to life, we love being able to help you and yours celebrate life deliciously. This Valentine’s Day, we are grateful for all of you, our loyal and kind customers.

Happy Hearts Day to you!

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