And a Happy Valentines Day to you all!
Today, 313 people will be receiving a Valentines card made by us. We
think that's pretty special, it's lovely to think that so many people
have decided to tell their loved one how they feel with something we've
As wonderful as all this is, we'd be lying if we said we weren't the teensiest bit pleased the big day is finally here. Not because we're being taken out and spoiled rotten by our boyfriends or anything, but because it means we finally have the time to think about all the other wonderful products we want to make. But before we do, we've come up with some 'Top Tips' for those of you who haven't quite found the time to prepare anything for your loved one yet. Here's our fail-proof tips to ensure you don't end up in the dog house tonight:
1) Make a card. It doesn't have to be a masterpiece, why not print out a photo of the 2 of you and stick it on the front of a folded piece of A4. Simple, effective and way better than a last minute garage purchase. Make sure you present it with a massive smile and expectant expression so it looks like you've been desperate to give it to them all day and can't wait for their reaction as you've made sooo much effort.
2) Cook dinner. If you can't cook why not pop to Marks and Sparks and invest in one of their 'Dine in for £20' meal offers. They're doing a special Valentines one which we think looks yummy. http://www.marksandspencer.com/Dine-In-Offers-Instore-MS-Food-Food-Wine/b/198933031
If you can cook, however, why not pop down to your local Selfridges/John Lewis/Debenhams/Big Shop etc and get a couple of these beautiful Le Creuset heart shaped dishes. http://www.pots-and-pans.co.uk/acatalog/Le_Creuset_Sweet_Hearts_-_Cassis_and_Rose.html The perfect size for a little souffle, mini pie or petit pasta bake. If you like your mains a bit more sizeable why not use them for a seductive desert? Apple crumbles or chocolate puddings would be perfect in them.
3) Candles, candles and more candles. Even a rubbish room can look amazing when swathed in the romantic glow of candle light. Plus if you're meal looks crap she won't be able to see it.
4) Jot down a quick poem, and we're not talking Edgar Allen Poe, why not adapt "Roses are red, violets are blue" or do a little limerick featuring their name. Doesn't have to be great, just from the heart - actually making the effort is the most important thing.
5) Stereotypes. We say we don't want them but we do really. Coming home from work to find a bath drawn, candles and a glass of wine is heaven. Throw in a cheesy romcom and a bit of chocolate and you'll be in their good books for weeks!
6) Flowers, Valentines Day doesn't have to be about roses - why not be original and give her a beautiful bunch of tulips, they're half the price and twice as original. Say you wanted to get them something bright because they brighten up your life!
7) Mixtape. Just can't go wrong with this. Ever.
We hope these tips are helpful and that you all have wonderful Valentines Days.
p.s. if you're single why not give this a go http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/whatson/valentines-day-speed-dating-feature-1743.html
or if you're more of a 'Lone Wolf' this is showing at every Cineworld for tonight only: http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/71387/pretty-woman.html
Have a good one.x