It’s Monday, you may not be in the brightest of moods… You stayed up late last night celebrating the most popular non-national holiday of the year, your belt is a little tighter after eating endless amounts of seven-layer dip, on the way to the coffee machine people think you are talking to yourself, when you’re actually just reminding your feet “right, left, right, left…” Frankly, your mind just isn’t quite working in full-force yet – which probably won’t kick in until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Just to make your day a little bit more difficult to get through, here’s a reminder: V-Day (or should I say D-Day) is right around the corner! The pressure is really on to get your that quality gift. So what does this mean? Are you excited or aggravated by this fact? Maybe last week you were all for the lovey dovey holiday but as the pressure mounts are you beginning to change your mind? Or maybe you absolutely hated the thought of hearts and candy last week and now that you have a date, you’re all for it! Hey, I don’t know what your thoughts are…but that’s why I’m asking:
Valentine’s Day: Love it or Leave it?
Check out these brand new videos from our on-street Chicago interviews and see what people had to say:
Join the debate onFacebook ! Upload your videos, pictures & comments all before Sunday – VALENTINE’S DAY!
So you’ve heard!! – Sharpie is sponsoring a Valentine’s LOVE ♥ HATE Debate Feb. 1st thru 14th)!
For a quick recap, on Monday the conversation focused around whether or not you LOVE or HATE Valentine’s Day. For the most part, I’m getting Lots O’ Love! but believe me the numbers are there in terms of Haters! *I’ll fill you in on the official L vs H count later on!* We also debuted the 1st set of severalvideos from interviews hosted on Chicago’s Maginificent Mile, featuring what people had to say about V-Day ! (You can still see Monday’s videos on Sharpie’s YouTube page, under the “Valentine’s Day -Love Hate Debate Playlist”
Now, onto Today’s topic…
Today is all about the GIFTS!!
Valentine’s Day is different from other gift-giving holidays. Let’s be honest, there is plenty of room for error here and sometimes our sweethearts hit the target right on, while other times we aren’t so fortunate and end up with a half eaten box of chocolates and a carnation.
Check out our latest and greatest videos from our Michigan Ave interviews where we asked Chicagoans about their V-DAY gift giving experiences:
So now that you’ve seen these vids., let’s get to talking! Here are some topics that could stir up some debate! - However, if you have a topic of your own, go right ahead and start up the convo!
“OMG! BGE (best gift ever)!!”
“You’ve got to be kidding…YouREALLY thought I would like this?!?”
Back in the Day Valentine: FavoriteValentine’s Day memory from when you were little.
“I left blatantly obvious clues, but he/she just didn’t get the hint!”
Homemade OR Store bought? Which do you prefer?
ONE-OF-A-KIND Valentine: What original Valentine’s Day gifts have you received and/or given?!*(this could go both ways, good or bad )
As a reminder, here’s how the debate works…
Share your thoughts, stories & all the in between:
Looky looky! It’s not too late! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow but there’s still time to do something special for the one you love. Check out this really cute and really easy DIY Valentine’s Day card. Just click the template below and print!
You can thank Diane Serrata from Sharpie’s creative services team for this adorable offering. That’s her posing proudly with her design. She stayed up late last night making this sweet Valentine because she’s a firm believer in personalization. None of those store bought cards for Diane (you know how those creative types are. They want everything to be ORIGINAL ; ) Lucky for us she’s willing to share. Now grab some Sharpies and get to it! The clock is ticking…
I love this design - great work, Diane!
Click to enlarge and print. Then color in with your favorite Sharpies and you’ve got yourself one sweet Valentine!