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Poems, cards and prayers are the spirit of this holiday. Here are three great ideas to help you be a pure romantic on Valentine’s Day. Men are notorious for waiting until the last second on Valentine’s Day to plan something for the love of their life. Resist the urge! These ideas will help men and women alike to stimulate their creativity on the most romantic holiday of the year. 


1. Write your loved one a letter or poem. It doesn’t need to be perfect but taking the time to write something personal is the way to your loved one’s heart. Below are a few romantic poems you can recite if you’re not able to write something. 
2. Don’t run to the grocery store at the last second to pick out a card and cheap chocolates. Make a card yourself that contains pictures of some of your favorite times together over the last year. If you’re going the chocolate route, get the good stuff!
3. Pray over your loved one. This doesn’t have to be a production and it doesn’t need to be long. Even a short prayer is meaningful. Here’s a guide to help: 
God of all love, that you for this holiday that focuses on those who are most important in our lives. I pray you would bless (insert name), my love, my partner, my companion on this journey. Let your power, hope and compassion shine upon her/him long after the flowers have withered and the gifts are gone. My (insert name) always remember your love, now and always. Amen.

Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?
by William Shakespeare 

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

How Do I Love Thee?
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height 
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight 
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. 
I love thee to the level of every day’s 
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. 
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; 
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. 
I love with a passion put to use 
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. 
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose 
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath, 
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose, 
I shall but love thee better after death. 

Sentimental and Romantic Valentine’s Day Quotes

  • “Better let my heart be without words, than my words without heart.” John Bunyan
  • “Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa
  • “Love is the history of a woman’s life; it is an episode in man’s.” Germaine De Stael
  • “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Love Story
  • “The only gift is a portion of thyself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.” Latin Proverb
  • “The best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts, Of kindness and of love.” William Wordsworth
  • “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” Robert Browning
  • “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” Albert Einstein
  • “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato
  • “True love stories never have endings.” Richard Bach
  • “Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others’ love to us.” Thomas Trahern
  • “It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.” William Thackeray
  • “We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • “Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.” Tennyson
  • “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” Elizabeth Bar
    rett Browning

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