Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

Roses are Red and Violets are blue…sugar is sweet and so are you!  While this poem is true, I wanted to do something in addition to candy this Valentine’s Day. Now before you protest, know that I have a sweet tooth like no other (just ask my dentist, Dr. Bruce Nelson).  I, for one, am all about eating sweets on Valentine’s Day or on any other day at any time of day.  However, it seems impossible for me to pass-by a product which inspires the perfect wording for gifting.  I recently found some great body washes and lotions at Bath & Body Works perfectly entitled for Valentine’s Day:

“Dark Kisses”, “P.S. I love you” , and “Love, Love, Love””

Who can resist products like that when Valentine’s Day is around the corner?  Here is the wording I used for each of those products:

Dark Kisses = “Here’s some DARK KISSES to celebrate your 22 years as Mr. & Mrs.!!  Happy Anniversary!”  (This is for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who happen to have an anniversary this week.)  I included in the gift bag the “Dark Kisses” body wash, lotion, a bag of Hershey’s dark Kisses candy along with  some Skippy peanut butter and a jar of Welches grape jelly.  I added the line on their tag:  “You two go together like peanut butter and jelly”  I almost added the line “We think it is so GRAPE that you two go together like peanut butter and jelly” but it was getting to wordy (which tends to reflect my personality – but for a tag – I wanted it more simple). But you may want to file that away for a tag if you aren’t adding the body wash/lotion and are just using the peanut butter and jelly for an anniversary gift.

P.S. I love you  =  Happy Valentine’s Day!  P.S.  I love you!! (This was for a friend.)  This would be a great gift packaged up with the movie title by the same name.

Love, Love, Love = I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you are such a sweet friend.  1 cor 13:13 (written out)  With Love & KISSES, Shela-Lyn (for some friends)

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you serve at SOTD. 1 Cor 13:13 (written out), With love & appreciation, The Boxberger Family (These were for my daughter’s faculty/staff at her school)

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you are our neighbor 1 Cor 13:13 (written out) With love & KISSES, The Boxberger Family (Obviously for our neighbors)

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you are our niece/daughter.  1 Cor 13:13 (written out) Love & KISSES, Uncle Brad & Auntie Shela-Lyn/Mom & Daddy

I packaged up the lotion/body wash with Hershey Kisses candy.

For Bible study friends, I made up “Cupid’s Cocoa”  using a package of Swiss Miss hot cocoa, 4 Hershey kisses, and 2 heart shaped marshmallows (found at Walmart in the seasonal baking area).

Photos of everything are below:

B&BW Love Love Love lotion/body wash

Bath & Body Works "Love Love Love" lotion/body wash


Love Love Love tag example

Love Love Love tag example


Lotion gift tied up

Finished lotion/body wash gift...inside the cello bag I placed Hershey Valentine Kisses candy along with the bath products.

Cupid's Cocoa

Cupid's Cocoa package: I tied it up with a red velvet heart on a stick tucked into the tag on the cellophane bag.



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