Small Valentine's gestures, not too corny, delivered sneakily
February 5, 2014 1:37 PM Subscribe
Ideas needed for a low-key sneak attack expression of "I'm glad you're in my life and I adore you, even if this holiday is for the birds (according to you)"?
I expect no reciprocation (really) other than verbal acknowledgment + kisses. This relationship is good--fabulous, really--but scheduling/logistics and his stubbornness against "Hallmark holidays" mean that Valentine's will likely pass unmentioned. And yet...I love any excuse to do something special with/for him, so I'd like to leave something sweet on his doorstep.
posted by magdalemon to Society & Culture (27 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Other factors: We've been together for nine months, and live nearby but not together. His young children will be with him on Feb 14, so nothing NSFW/K. We are in our thirties. We are both broke as a joke.
Is it overly corny to write out some verses of a poem (like the last two stanzas of this one
) inside a card? What about lyrics from a song? Credit will be given to the artist, of course, but I wonder if it's just too cheesy. It's hard to pinpoint, but as much as I love that idea, it's like something Teenaged Me would've done. He and I are both highly allergic to cheezeball sentimentality, but I am
very sentimental, deep down, and in any case I am deeply infatuated with this person. I have abundant evidence that he feels the same about me, FWIW. And yet I seem to have lost a sense of what's appropriate for such a Valentine. What is corny? What is good?