Show Your Love with a Love Letters Gourmet Gift Basket Giveaway! Ends 1/30!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Esther Howland, the woman behind America’s Valentine’s Day used her imagination, talent and ability to transform the beauty of a love note into an industry. We know not everyone is an Esther Howland, but we all have a love story.

I’ve shared my love story with you many times on the blog.  How when I met my hubby, I knew without a doubt that he was the one for me.  But what I haven’t shared with you is that I still have our ultimate love notes to each other – our vows – that I have saved for all these year.  Because, sometimes, when you have something so special like that written down, you just can’t help but hold onto it forever.  Because just a few simple words can say more than anything about how amazing your love truly is.

Welcome to the


Valentine’s Flash Giveaway!!

January 28 thru 11:59PM January 30, 2013

Love Letters for you giveaway

Arranged by Mommy’s Memorandum and Celebrate Woman Today

Sponsored by Bea’s Gift Baskets and Dummy’s Place

Hosted By: Your Favorite Bloggers

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say and to finish without knowing what you have written.
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One lucky reader will be winning the Grand Prize a

Love Notes For You Gourmet Gift Basket

love notes for you gourmet gift basket giveaway

A Love Note to my Valentine

“I’m glad they gave love wings,

Because by them he brings,

My loving heart to you,

Say you’ll take it, Do!”

This sweet poem is inscribed on the front of this cherished Valentines gift box and sends your sincere message of love to your Valentine.

Gift Includes:

  • To MyValentine gift box
  • 6″ plush teddy bear
  • Extra large milk and white chocolate covered pretzels
  • Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries
  • Be Mine Valentine message pop
  • Milk chocolate cream center chocolates
  • Strawberry cupid corn
  • Chocolate drizzled popcorn
  • Message tootsie rolls
  • Hershey cookies and cream bar
  • Milk chocolate Hershey bar
  • Milk chocolate M&M’s
  • Classic moon pie
  • Gift comes as a care package and is topped with a hand-tied Valentine’s bow.

Second Runner Up Will Receive:

His and Hers Personalized Tee Shirts from Dummy’s Place

Third Runner Up Will Receive

His and Hers Personalized Mugs from Dummy’s Place

Grand prize will be hand selected by our sponsors. To be considered, we are asking you to compose a Love Letter and submit it here. Be creative!

 How awesome are these prizes?  Any of them would be a fabulous way to show your sweetie how much you care!  So, put on that romantic thinking cap and get to working!  It will you kill two birds with one stone!  Just write up your fabulous love letter, submit it and then put it aside to share with your love in just a few short weeks!

To win, just enter the rafflecopter below!

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Join us tonight, January 28 from 9pm – 10pm EST to share all things Valentine’s!
Intrigued? We’ll be giving away a Giant Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookie!
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  1. Cindi

    My husband and I will celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary this May…
    We have two wonderful grown sons and hopefully, we are in this for the
    long haul!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. He’s my best friend,my hero,my love of 30 years!

  3. My love is my boyfriend Troy. He is the most caring, understanding, and wonderful person I’ve ever met. I’m so blessed.

  4. he is my soulmate, i have cancer and he takes care of me , he is quite and never complains, with a kind heart

  5. Emily Wells

    My husband is very patient and tolerant, and always lets me have my way. :D

  6. Alicia Stamm

    my love found me in middle school. we were re-united in college, and now I wait to be hopefully re-united with him once again someday

  7. We have been married for 15 years. Together through thick and thin. I really can’t imagine my life without him.

  8. Mary Fagans

    My kids are my love! A love that will last a lifetime!

  9. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I met my love online and now we are engaged to be married. I couldn’t have asked for a better man.

  10. I love my nieces and nephews and would love to share this with them.

  11. Lesley M.

    I gave up a trip to France to attend the conference where I met my husband for the first time. To say we were ment to to be together is an understatement!

  12. Lisa S Dias Welch

    When I met my husband Rob, I was a single mom of three little boys, ages 2, 3 & 5. I met him at my workplace (retail), only because I had to go on the overnight shift because I didn’t have anyone available to take my boys to preschool and kindergarten during the day. I was able to have my younger sister spend nights at my apartment with the boys.
    Anywho, to make a long story short, I met him on Oct 1st, and our first date was Oct 25th. We ended up having a baby girl two years later on the anniversary of the date we met, (Oct 1st), and married two years after that on Oct 25th. He became the father that my sons so desperately needed in their lives. They are all grown now, and have nothing but the utmost respect for him.
    Rob is not just my husband, he is my Best Friend. My family members always joke with him that he is the last of a dying breed. He is defintely one of the “great ones”.
    I have been truly Blessed with him in my life. The past twenty years have been wonderful. I am happily anticipating the next twenty!

  13. I am married to my mr. wonderful. :)

  14. my family are my loves! :)

  15. My love is my husband Anthony. He’s a very good guy.

  16. My husband and I have been married for 47 years and we are still in love with each other, we have four children and 9 grandkids and our first great grandkid on the way. Our family is the most important thing in life for us.

  17. We will have been married 34 years in April. We got married while I was still in High School. Not too many couples like us stay together. We have 2 boys & have been through a lot….like just about everybody! I honestly didn’t go into the marriage thinking we would stay together but here we are, 34 years later. I guess we were meant to be.

  18. Donna Cheatle

    My love is my husband of 28 years. He is loving, kind, strong and awesome!!

  19. Lee Ann Cameron says:

    My other half, we met on the internet, not searching for someone…just had a mutual friend and they thought we would like each other…even though we lived over 1000 miles apart. We just clicked and now it has been almost 14 years…how is that for something special.

  20. Amy Perry says:

    We will be married 6 years in June!!! He is the best man !!!

  21. Michele Behlen

    My husband and I met in high school and will celebrate our 39th anniversary in May.

  22. My love is my husband…we were high school sweethearts. We’ve been together almost 32 years, married for 25.
    Thank you!

  23. I met my husband when I was 13 and he was 18. He was the perfect gentleman~! He joined the service a few months after we met and we lost contact. I had a child at age 17 and stayed in school. 2 yrs later he pulled a surprise visit at my parents home. We have been together since that day. He accepted my son as his own, even adopting him. Our son is 27 and we have a daughter 21. We have been through some very hard times and survived. Family members said we would never make it. I am proud to say we just celebrated our 21sst anniversary on December 30th. He is permanently disabled from an incident at the prison we worked as a corrections officer. We are together 24/7 and yes we do have our moments but always remember our love and our family are the most important! We may be getting a grand baby in the near future and cannot wait to share our love with him/her as well.

  24. Paula Lee says:

    We just celebrated our 22nd. anniversary on the 21st. of this month :)

  25. I was lucky enough to find and marry my perfect match, my best friend. All these years later he still gives me butterflies.

  26. My love is the little guy in my tummy who will be here in June!

  27. my wife of almost 31 years she is my soulmate we were just kids when we married she means the world to me.

  28. My love is relatively new – we’ve only known one another for a little over a year. The best part about him is he always wants to cuddle! My love is my Dog, a Dachshund named Jacob :)

  29. high school sweethearts..married 18 years

  30. My love is the most patient, loving person in the world!

  31. Cindy Bowling

    My husband and best friend of 22 years.

  32. Kristen Benzo says:

    My husband is an awesome man who is committed to me and our son. He loves family above all and I love him.

  33. My man is the most generous and handsome man I have ever met!

  34. Leslie Galloway

    My hubby and I will celebrate our tenth year of marriage this summer! He’s a fantastic hubby and father.

  35. rebeka deleon says:

    it will be our 3rd wedding anniversary feb. 22nd. :) we have 2 children together and another which is due march 1st. love our little family

  36. Darlene Owen says:

    MY love lets see we met 42 years ago – we met, 10 days later we were engaged and 2 months later we got married. Everyone thought it would never last, I guessed we fooled everyone.

  37. Chevy Reid Roper

    I have 3 loves in my life. My husband, whom I will be married to 14 years this July, and my 2 amazing children that he blessed me with. They are my rock, my heart, and my world and I love them all to pieces for it!! :)

  38. Ellie W

    My love is my wonderful husband of 30 years.

  39. ky2here

    My partner has put up with all my crap, he deserves this and so much more.

  40. ive know him 13 years and he was my boyfiend then my best friend and now he is both. I love him very much and so happy we tried again

  41. Cassandra Eastman

    My husband has made it possible for me to stay at home with our 2 children, i’m so proud of him and truly grateful!

  42. Terri Herman says:

    I just can’t say enough good things about the fine man I am married to. He is the ever giving, ever caring, ever providing husband. I thank God for him each and every day.

  43. Margaret Smith says:

    My love is my husband. We’ve been together for 17 years and I love him more each day :)

  44. My children and grandchildren are the loves of my life. I thank God I have them. I’d never have made it without them. They are the world to me.

  45. my love is my hubby for almost 18 years (March 7th). He drives me insane but at the same time he is just irresistible! He works very hard and always had to give me the ability to stay home with the kids and I love him for that!!


  46. Debra F

    We started out as pen-pals and have been married 40 yrs. this past December.

  47. My husband is my best friend. He makes me feel safe and loves me despite my faults. He is an amazing father and provider for my kids.

  48. My love is my husband of 10 years- we still have so much in common.

  49. My loves are my wonderful husband and two children. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  50. Mary Ann Knox

    My daughter is my love, a love that will last forever!

  51. Joseph Stowell

    Love is truly undefinable. You can try to describe it in words, but they lack the emotion and dreaminess of the actual thing.

  52. My 4 kids and my husband are the loves of my life!!!

  53. Jill Myrick says:

    My husband is the love of my life.
    I met him ten years ago. And from the moment we met it was like we had always been together.
    We read each others thoughts, finish each others sentences and always laugh at the same things.
    I can’t imagine my life without him.


  54. Danielle Wood says:

    The best most amazing thing that has happened to me. After almost 4 years I just keep falling more in love. Through all the ups and the down I couldn’t imagine ever loving any one else.

  55. My hubby is my heart we love each other so much!!!

  56. My husband is a wonderful man. We have been together now for 31 years and it still seems like it was yesterday that we met and wed! I still love him so much

  57. jessica williams says:

    my love is my 2 year old son.

  58. caroline g

    My love is a great husband and father. He works very hard and gives his all in whatever he’s doing, and is very calm and loving.

  59. RuzDely Ramos Brown

    My Love is my soulmate, My Husband. Ive been blessed for 26 yrs with him and This coming Valentines day we wont be celebrating because he is away over seas working and will be there for 6 months and I miss him dearly. This would be nice to send it too him for valentines day from me and my girls.

  60. I met my love online 10 yrs ago this Feb. 13, and he means the world to me. We have an 8 yr old daughter.

  61. I am the caregiver for my terminally ill husband.

  62. shantelle stately

    My love is an amazing, loyal, hardworking partner that I adore.

  63. Susan S., TN

    I have 3 LOVES in my life. My first started almost 21 yrs ago over Pizza Hut Pizza and then a night at the arcade. He has been there for me thru thick and thin good and bad. And everything else. This September we will celebrate our 16th anniversary and that makes me so happy because I look around family & friends and don’t see marriages lasting. I can so happy we have a marriage that is staying the course. My other 2 loves are my 2 sons. Its just seems like yesterday they were babies and now my youngest became a teenager in December. Boy has time flown by. I love these guys more & more each and every day!! To My Valentines!!!

  64. Sue Wilson

    My husband of almost 43 years.

  65. Heather Reid

    My love was killed almost 8 yrs ago & I’ve never found another like him or even near what he was….thanks :)

  66. Virginia Rowell

    My love is my best friend. We do everything together.

  67. crystal young says:

    My Love is my soulmate,My fiance.Ive been blessed with a wonderful man in my life.He does so much for his family and a good father to are two sons.I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.He makes me so haapy.I wouldn’t know what to do without him.

  68. Dayna Wilson

    My husband is my high school sweetheart, we’ve been together for 12 years and married for 5. We have a 6 month old son :)

  69. Diane Wolf

    This will be our 25th Valentines Day Together! We’ve been through it all….4 kids, dogs, cats birds, snakes etc etc! Its not always been easy, but its all been worth it! I cant imagine my life without my man!

  70. My beautiful daughter is the love and light of my life!

  71. John Hutchens

    kind caring and beautiful inside and out

  72. elven johnson says:

    Heart of gold, a teddy bear without knowing it

  73. Amy Orvin

    My loves are my pets! They are all so wonderful and great companions and friends!

  74. He is a ridiculous sexy cowboy who make me smile… & teaches me that life is an adventure… everyday

  75. Love him for what is in his heart

  76. Because of work, we’ve been doing long distance for the past two years, but I love him more than ever!

  77. My husband is a wonderful person. We have been married over 27 years.

  78. Melissa Hartley

    My loves are my 3 sons Eric, Kasey, & Travis .. they are the reason I wake up every day & I love them with all my heart :)
    No S/O right now but I’m not worried .. being single is fine .. thanks for the contest! :)

  79. Ashley Parks

    My loves are my hubby of almost 4 years and my almost 2 year old daughter! :) They make each day fun and adventurous!

  80. My hubby and I have been together for more then 32 years, and it seems like we met just yesterday.
    He is my best friend and sweet heart. We first met the day before Valentine’s day, and went on our first date that Feb 14.
    For him OXOX”s.

  81. Angela Neynaber says:

    My love is my husband Justin. He is the best husband and father I could ask for.

  82. Holly Thomas says:

    My Husband of 24 years is my Love!!

  83. Celina K

    I somehow found a man that is both considerate and observant…crazy, I know! H’es a keeper ;) That could be why I married him!

  84. This will be our 27th Valentine day together. And we have learned to appreciate every holiday, every day that we are together. We have been so blessed. I am very very lucky to be married to this sweet man!

  85. I would say my son is the love I have in my life.

  86. gerry davison

    good morning, my love is for my children who are my love and my world. they are helping me through this very sad time of my life this will probably be the last valentines day together. so with this said ,i want to share with thiem on this day. thanks for the chance

  87. My husband is my love. :-) He is truly a great man who is very thoughtful and I know who would do anything for me and our kids :-)

  88. Alisha Hodges

    My love (husband) is my college sweetheart and a great father and husband.

  89. My husband and our baby girl are the best things to ever happen to me.

  90. brianne maccue

    my fiance and i have been together for 4 and a half years….have 2 kids together with another child on the way, and we have our days but in the end we love eachother and have a perfect little family :)!

  91. brandi ellison

    my husband of 13 years! He is the best a girl could ask for! he helps around the house works 2 jobs and loves me with all his heart

  92. My husband is my high school sweetheart we have been married for 15 years and have 5 wonderful kids together

  93. Glenna F

    I met my husband when I was a single mom with 3 kids, he loved me and my kids like they were his own and when we got married we blended our families and I now have 3 more children that I love like they ae my own.

  94. carla bonesteel

    My love is my family….My boyfriend, Ernie, and my cat, Ticky Tacky.

  95. Corinne Soto

    My husband and I are the definition of opposites attract, but i don’t think anyone else would be able to put up with us. He’s my missing half.

  96. My love is my husband and 2 kids. My husband is not only my love but my best friend whom I waited a LONG time to find. And my kids, esp my special needs daughter has shown me that love never stops growing the more you love the more you are loved.

  97. Colleen Schilinski

    The love I have for my husband is greater than anything I know of. He is such a trooper too/ He is battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (Cancer) for the third time in five year, but he never, ever complains about anything. We’ve been together for 17 years, and I honestly would be lost without him. He has such a positive outlook on life, and thats what keeps us both going in these hard times.

  98. My husband is my best friend, my protector and even though he is 20 yrs older than I am , He has given me my first home and is always there to make me laugh and he sings like Elvis so I’m a lucky girl

  99. I feel truly blessed to have found my soul mate. Who knew that it would take going to a foreign country & walking 800 km to find the man of my dreams?? I am a lucky, lucky girl!

  100. I married my best friend have been together since 1991

  101. I married my best friend. Celebrating 10 years this April and we have survived sooo many things!

  102. I Have been married to my best friend for 20 years, And when we met I was a single parent of a 2 year old little boy, My husband has been the best dad and , because his dad was a dead beat dad, He has been the best husband and father! I thank the lord everyday for my best friend who his my husband! I am Still In Love With My Best Friend!!!!

  103. christina holmes

    i love everything about my boyfriend , we’ve been together for 4 years, hes my everything and makes up some of the happiest moments of my life. i know real love is because of him

  104. Amanda Myers says:

    My loves are my daughter Morrigan and my son Donovan, they are worth any hardship or heartbreak that I have gone through :)

  105. rae ramos says:

    After God, my husband and kids are my love. We have gone thru some difficult times but we are there for each other. I love my family.

  106. Brenda

    my grandsone is my world, my love.

  107. Aimee Fontenot

    My loves are my pets, nieces and nephews, fiance, grandma, and my sisters.

  108. laura juarez says:

    my hubby of 15 years and growing strong

  109. Angela Wiseman says:

    ty for a chance to win

  110. mary fanara coleman

    I have been married for 26 years to my sweetheart who I met when I was 20 yrs. old. His green eyes made me melt.

  111. Darlene Ysaguirre

    Ive Been Married 4 Years To My Sexy Marine

  112. jennifer wexler says:

    my love is my husband and my little dog

  113. Wendy Pence

    My husband loves me enough to apologize, even when I am the wrong one. LOL :0)

  114. Debra Hall

    im single but my cat loves

  115. dawn cook

    jason has showed me love like no other…

  116. Chelsea P.

    My hubby and I have been married 6 1/2 years and he is the best!

  117. Tracy L Davis

    My husband is my love.

  118. Barbie S

    My love is an amazing man who is so compassionate and caring, I truly am a lucky girl. Finally found the love of a lifetime.

  119. Leigh Nichols

    My soul mate, my sweet and patient hubby

  120. roseann teri says:

    my loves r my grand children

  121. Melisa Turner

    I love my husband and this year on valentines we are celebrating 2 years since he proposed to me…he’s is the best husband and father<3

  122. Renee Wright says:

    I met my husband when i was 10 and we was fixing to be 16, at church. I thought we were the same age cause he was as short as I was that the time. He has the prettiest blue eyes I had ever seen. After church that night I told my mom I was going to marry him when I grew up, She laughed! He became my boy friend when I was 14, he proposed the weekend before Valentine’s Day when i was 17. We have been married 19 years and have 4 wonderful children. God blessed me with an awesome husband. I am truely blessed

  123. Susan Smith says:

    My husband and I have been married for 24 years.

  124. Michelle Tucker says:

    My husband is an amazing man. He brings laughter and joy to my life on a daily basis.

  125. Kimberly Schotz

    Awesome husband of 31 years in May. He’s a keeper!

  126. wendi watson says:

    been with him for almost 15 years….two children and headaches later we are still together!

  127. Wonderful husband of 12 blissfully happy years!

  128. jennifer serrano

    Hes my partner in everythinv i love him so much. Were expecting in april. Hes a good smart man

  129. My love is always there for me.

  130. Heather S says:

    He is my friend and always listens to my problems

  131. My husband and i met in high school and got married on our 14th anniversary. We now have been together for almost 22 years. Sometimes I love him and sometimes I hate him, but that is how I know we love each other. I couldn’t be happier!

  132. Kyl Neusch says:

    they are a great person

  133. Michaela K says:

    My husband is the best. 5 years ago I had many health problems come up and he’s always stood by me, stood up for me when I couldn’t and been my rock. February 10 is our 17th wedding anniversary. I am truly blessed and honored to be his wife and the momma to our sons.

  134. Rhonda Breeding says:

    This year we celebrate 13 years of marriage on the 12th, and our love is stronger now then it’s ever been!

  135. Ashley Seals

    He is an amazing husband and father. It cant be easy livimg in a house with 4 women me and our 3 daughter. Lol But he is nothing but optimistic i love him with all mt heart!!!<3

  136. He is my world

  137. My love is my fiancé, T! We’re getting married 9/13/14 and he is the love of my life!

  138. Lynn Wittner

    We are soulmates and are going to celebrate our 16th anniversay this year. Everyone said it would never work because of the 27 year age difference, but we are like 2 peas in pod!

  139. My husband is the Thunder to my lighting, we are each others everything, I love his passion and how wonderful he us with our kids, he is my strength my light my world, I couldn’t imagine my life with out him!!!

  140. Shannon L. Barlow says:

    My husband and I are about to not only celebrate our 25th Valentine’s Day together, but we are also gonna be celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary in a few short months. We’ve raised 2 boys. We have a 1yr old grandson, a 2 1/2yr old granddaughter, and another granddaughter on the way in just a couple weeks. We have 2 dogs, 3 birds and a cat. We’ve been through just about everything a couple can possibly go through and it’s made us stronger than we’ve ever been. He’s the love of my life as well as my soulmate. I love my family with all my heart and soul. I love my life.

  141. Melissa A.

    My husband and I were married on Valentine’s Day. He and my two children are the great loves life!

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