The Best Romantic Movie Quotes
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by Jackie Rupp
2d ago
Few mediums depict romance in a more touching and heart-rending way than movies. A finely crafted cinematic feature about love can make our hearts skip a beat and inspire those vibes that make us want to get up close and personal to that special someone. So this year, why not skip the crowds this Feb. 14 and enjoy a cozy night in with a feel-good film? Whether you binge rom-coms or are a sucker for a teak-jerker, curling up on the couch for a movie that tugs at the heartstrings and something sweet to eat can make for a cuddle-worthy good time. And after all, isn’t that what this da ..read more
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Why Wait? The Importance of Eulogies for the Living
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by Jim McCann
5d ago
As you get older, funerals and memorial services for loved ones and friends become more frequent. This is a difficult part of the natural progression in life as you age. Paying respect to the deceased reminds you of all that you will miss about that person, how special they were in your own life, and calls into consideration your own mortality. Traditionally, services for the deceased feature a eulogy, a spoken tribute that captures the essence of the deceased by highlighting the positives of his or her life. Some are somber reflections while others inject humor to tell the story of a life we ..read more
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Top 7 Floral Trends for 2023
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by Tricia Drevets
6d ago
“Joyful and lively color is important because it is upbeat and can transform your mood and lift your spirits. Valerie Ghitelman Vice president, product development, design, and sourcing  1-800-Flowers.com In 2022, many of us were able to enjoy travel and special events that had been put on hold by the pandemic. We visited with friends and family we had seen only over video calls for far too long. And we took renewed pleasure in nature’s gifts. In other words, the pandemic has helped shape our perspective on who and what is truly important. Our loves ones, our community, and our ment ..read more
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History of Valentine’s Day
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by Erika Kotite
1w ago
We all know that Valentine’s Day is about love and relationships, red hearts, and flowers. But how did it become the giant celebration that it is today? The answer lies in a unique journey, from a third-century Christian martyr to modern-day technology. The history of Valentine’s Day is long and rich, filled with mystery and lore. Though some of today’s recognizable traditions can be traced back to the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day got its big boost in the last 200 years, thanks to postal and printing improvements, mechanical innovations, and sophisticated marketing. Let’s explore the ori ..read more
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50 Best Love Songs of All-Time
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by Autumn Micketti
1w ago
Shakespeare wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on.” A song — a truly great song — can deepen our emotions and speak to us in a way that is hard to put into words. And songs about love — the most profound feeling we humans can have — can touch us in places we didn’t know existed, reaching the very corners of our soul. “You have to be drawn into the performance in such a way that [you feel like] you’re part of the story. It’s got to have that sincerity and emotional investment about something that’s intangible, like love. Eric Teel Program director, WFAE The best love songs express ..read more
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What Are the Winter Blues and How Can You Counter Them?
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by Jim McCann
1w ago
Written by our Founder and CEO, our Celebrations Pulse Sunday Letters aim to engage with our community. From sharing stories to welcoming your ideas, we want to help you to express, connect, and celebrate the important people in your life. For many people, January elicits excitement and hope. It’s the start of a new year and, potentially, new beginnings. Amid the great expectations for the next 12 months, many of us set out on self-improvement resolutions with determination and zeal.  For others, the month is cold and dark. It’s in the middle of a nearly three-mo ..read more
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Valentine’s Day Symbols: Origins, Meanings, and Significance
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by Rebecca Razo
1w ago
Valentine’s Day is nigh, and soon we’ll be awash in cupids and hearts, and all things red, pink, white, and frilly. Romantics the world over relish this day dedicated to love through the gifting of flowers, candy and other keepsakes. The fact that it’s a nationally recognized “cheat day,” where the consumption of sweets is highly encouraged, is simply a bonus. But how did hearts, arrows, and roses come to reflect Valentine’s Day in the first place? Let’s explore the origins and meanings of these and other Valentine’s Day symbols, which ar ..read more
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Valentine’s Day Fun Facts & History
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by Tara Carlson
1w ago
The arrival of February is marked by several obvious signs. Store shelves overflow with heart-shaped candies. Everywhere you look, couples passionately embrace on street corners, as love fills the air. And nary a commercial goes by that doesn’t feature a stunning piece of jewelry. February may be synonymous with a handful of events — there’s that big football game that is contested during the first week or two of the month — but none is more popular than Valentine’s Day (sorry, leap day). As the most romantic day of the year, our societal fixation on the day of love makes ..read more
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The Benefits of Friendship
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by Temma Ehrenfeld
1w ago
Nearly every day I speak with my friend James White, who patiently listens to me kvetch. Jim, who I’ve known for about 15 years, rarely tells me of his troubles. But he is a fountain of puns, and I’m the one who never groans. I giggle, chuckle, and roar with laughter at his words. The pleasure I receive, as he says, “reinforces everything that’s most important to me. To be enjoyed is to be validated.” “Many people can be happy single, and families often live far away. But it is hard to be happy without friends. Lisa Cohen Licensed clinical psychologist At 75, he is articulating what ..read more
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50 Valentine’s Day Card Messages for Your Special Someone
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by Nicole DiGiose
1w ago
Heart-shaped boxes filled with creamy chocolates, bouquets of beautiful roses, two glasses of wine at the dinner table…Valentine’s Day is almost here! That means the spotlight will be on romance, affection, and all the warm, fuzzy feelings love brings. Valentine’s Day is also the perfect time to express how much the people in your life mean to you, and what better way to do that than in a Valentine’s Day card? Whether it’s for a significant other, parent, child, or friend, a handwritten card is a sincere way to show your appreciation to everyone you care about ..read more
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