2.08.2009

Totally Random FCC Valentine's Day Giveaway - New Treats Just Added


Valentine's Day is fast approaching, yet I still don't know what to make of it. Is it silly? Sweet? I don't know. One one hand, I'm all I don't care about Valentine's Day, but on the other hand, if my beloved fails to acknowledge the holiday, it's not pretty. How about you? Are you a V-Day lover or hater?  I'm all over the map. Much like this giveaway. Check out this random selection of goodies that are yours for the taking (just follow the rules below):
Thanks to all the local businesses for donating the items above (valued at almost $700!). I think there's something to please pretty much anyone here, right? If you can't use some of the items, I bet you know someone who can. 

Giveaway Rules
  • Post your answer to this question by leaving a comment below by Wednesday, February 11 at 5pm: Are you a Valentine's Day lover or hater and why? Be sure to leave your first name and town (see my example below)
  • Check back on Thursday morning to see who won. The winner must email me by 5pm on Thursday.
  • I'll hand deliver the goodies to your home on Saturday morning (February 14).
  • Contest only open to Fairfield County residents who are FairfieldCountyChild.com subscribers (not a subscriber? just click here to become one)
Good luck!

55 comments:

meg said...

i heart valentine's day because i get to eat a lot of candy!

from meg in stamford

Deb said...

I like v-day because it's an excuse to get a babysitter and go out to dinner. =)

from Deb in Stamford

Jennifer Woodbury said...

I like Valentine's Day because of all the chocolate.

from Jenn in Darien

Anonymous said...

I like Valentine's Day because it's an excuse to buy some new lingerie! And I have happy memories of giving and receiving Valentines as a kid.

from Stacy in S. Norwalk

Angela from Stamford said...

I'm mega-pregnant so I'm all about the valentine's chocolates this year! I do love it, though, because it's nice to have a day that's all about me & my husband (and not the kids) at least one day a year!!! I love your site - thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I like VDay because it's a reminder of what's really important - my man and our marriage. I Don't like the hallmark bs that exists. I don't need flowers or chocolate. I just need uninterrupted time to connect with him.

Beth, Bridgeport

Samantha R. from Darien said...

Now that my kids are in school, I enjoy seeing Valentine's Day through their eyes and the fun they have exchanging little valentines. So cute!

revzonian said...

I love Valentine's Day because I have a great family to share it with!

from Catherine in Weston

Donna - Cos Cob said...

My husband and I have a running Valentines joke where we each buy the other the most cheesy "lingerie" we can find. This year he's getting a red satin man-thong with a black tiger printed you-know-where!!! Grrrr!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a VDay lover. I like to cook so this year I'm getting a sitter and me & my husband can have a romantic home-made dinner while the kids play upstairs.

Sara M., Fairfield

Meredith said...

I'm not a huge fan, I'd rather spontaneously have a romantic night out than have to hassle with restaurant reservations on a busy night when everyone else is doing the same.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Valentine's Day lover. My husband and I make sure on that day to tell each other how much we appreciate each other, with every day responsibilities sometimes you just over look it! And I LOVE chocolate!!!

Sally Yomtov, Stamford CT

Alisa said...

I love Valentine's day. Just a reminder to slow down, enjoy life with the one you love. And the roses and chocolates are a bonus.

Alisa M. - Norwalk, CT

Anonymous said...

I am all for roses and chocolate, but the fact that the prices skyrocket for that one day turns me away. I would rather celebrate our love on a quieter, less commerical, more economical day!!

Cindy P., Norwalk

Anonymous said...

I like my Valentine's Day tradition. Since having kids my husband and I order in sushi and eat chocolate covered strawberries.

from Dorit, Fairfield

Anonymous said...

I like it- brightens up the winter doldrums!!

Alison- Bethel, CT

Anonymous said...

Melissa said...
I think Valentine's day is wasted on me- I don't like flowers or cards that are mass-produced, and M&Ms are truly my favorite chocolate! But my husband always knows that a good bottle of Veuve Cliquot can go a long, long way!
Melissa in Stamford

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Anonymous said...

I like Valentine's Day more now than I ever have. Since having a little boy it is sweet to get his little goodies from school and to see him take in all the red pink and decorations. I also like it to try and sneak away somewhere with my hubby.. although not this year since I am on bedrest!

Carolie O. Stamford CT

Brenda said...

I love valentines day because in times of wealth we can have amazing, memorable, romantic dinners in the city, but in tough economic times, we can still use the occasion to genuinely express our love for each other and for our new precious daughter.

Brenda said...

I love valentines day because in times of wealth we can have amazing, memorable, romantic dinners in the city, but in tough economic times, we can still use the occasion to genuinely express our love for each other and for our new precious daughter. Brenda - Norwalk

Anonymous said...

I have become a fan of Valentines Day ever since my son was born. It's a great way to show him how much his parents love him and each other!

Megan in Rowayton

Beanie's Mom said...

Celebrating love just because the calendar says so seems a bit superficial, but it's still nice to carve out some quality time with the hubby.

AmyBow said...

Not so much. I feel more appreciated when I get hugs and kisses every day.

Anonymous said...

I love making a fancy (fancier than usual) Valentine's dinner. It's an occasion to be fancy at home.
Susan in Norwalk

Laura said...

I'm a lover. Chocolate & doilies - what's not to love?

laura in darien

Anonymous said...

I'm a lover. Chocolate, candy hearts, and lots of love. What's not to love? It's just important to not have any expectations - then you'll always be pleased! ;-)
Katie in Stamford

CarthansMom said...

I'm a lover! Any reason for my sweet and I to buy one another chocolate! - OUR FAVORITE.

Jessica C - Stamford

CarthansMom said...

I'm a lover! Any great excuse for my sweet and I to buy one another expensive chocolate!

Jessica -Stamford

Anonymous said...

Not my favorite holiday - but I am looking forward to opening a bottle of red wine that we've been saving for a special occasion.

Mrs S in Darien

Jenna said...

I'm a lover...some extra love and attention is always sweet!

Jenna - Danbury

Anonymous said...

I've never been a lover of V'Day. But now that my hubby and I live in Toddlerville and don't go out alone much, it's def a wake-up call to make some meaningful one-on-one time happen. I guess you could say I'm a convert. - Nicola, New Canaan

Tari said...

I dig it. I'm going to dig it even more now that I have the love of my life to share some quality time with...that would be my 18-month old daughter. It's going to be a Mommy, Daddy, Alexandra day all day long with tons of extra hugs and kisses!

Tari - Norwalk

sharon said...

I love V-Day and the excuse for chocolate. We usually go out for dinner the night before or after though so it's not so busy!

Nicole said...

Love it, now that I'm MARRIED!!!!!!

Damara said...

I love Valentine's Day because it is the day I married the love of my life

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan. I don't like being told when to tell someone I love them. That being said - I'm also a sellout and bought the cutest little princess items for my daughter and a sweet treat for the hubby to show I care - yet again! :)
Rayna - Ansonia

kerrie said...

what's not to love? it's a holiday about love! and a great excuse to get your husband to drink pink champagne!! - Kerrie, Darien

Anonymous said...

I love Valentine's Day - my husband and I always use it as an excuse to have a nice date and eat somewhere we have wanted to treat ourselves to. Didn't really celebrate last year since we had a 2 month old on our hands, but will likely leave her with a sitter this year!

Reshma said...

I like Valentine's day because, it gives me another day to celebrate and feel special like we celebrate - birthday and anniversary. And I am a romantic person, I like to plan a special romantic surprise for my husband.

Anonymous said...

I love Valentines Day as an excuse to cook a really nice dinner and share a bottle of wine with my hubby, a great chocolate desert of course! Hated waiting by the mailbox as a kid though!

Jayne - norwalk

Diana said...

I think I'm mostly a hater, while secretly a lover. Overpriced restaurants, poor service, babysitter challenges and often sick kids make it a tough night to enjoy. Even a home celebration means shopping, cooking and cleanup. But when my husband manages to find me an exquisite chocolate treat served up with a special wine or cocktail all my grinchies melt away. Maybe I really am a lover!

pporow said...

I love Valentine's Day because it's my birthday! It's nice to have my birthday on such a "sweet" day. Although sometimes it stinks to share the day with the whole world. Luckily the chocolate makes up for it!

Diana said...

Outwardly I hate the overpriced restaurants, bad service, babysitter challenges, and usually sick kids, but secretly I LOVE the special chocolate and magic cocktail my husband concocts for me. Grown-up treats that melt all those grinchy feelings away!

pporow said...

I love Valentine's Day because it's my birthday! It's nice to have my birthday on such a "sweet" day. Although sometimes it stinks to share my day with the whole world. Good thing the chocolate more than makes up for it!
Heather Newtown Ct

betsy said...

I wish i could say i loved Valentine's Day..i really do. I truly do love the feeling of "love".
But the pressure to feel love, find love, have love is so great on this one day. And i hate to see those without feel like outcasts.

So this year I am choosing to use this Feb 14th to celebrate the love of my family, my sweet 3 year old son, my understanding husband, and my amazing friends. No box of chocolates, no dozen roses, no sexy things (okay i always love that anyway). No Hallmark way but my way!

I always said that if i could capture "love" in a bottle i would be one lucky chick and the world would be overflowing with bliss!

So go celebrate or don't celebrate. This year lets just count our blessings and that we have someone in our lives to say "i love you" too.

Gotta love LOVE!

Betsy-weston ct

Anonymous said...

I don't like Valentine's Day because it is way too commercial. I'm all for chocolate, flowers, sweets, and appreciating those in your life but really don't like the pressure to do so on a specific day (just try making a restaurant reservation this weekend!). My husband and I made a pact 15 years ago that we'd celebrate throughout the year and boycott V-Day. Neither of us has ever regretted it!
Erika - Darien

Anonymous said...

I think Valentine's Day is a fun bonus day! Everyone should do sweet things and give bonus kisses whenever they can, but why not have an extra day where everyone is trying their best to make the people important in their life feel special!
Shelley-Norwalk

heather p said...

When I was single, I hated V-Dday. Now I love it. I love love, I love chocolate and I love making my husband a homemade card each year. He has kept every one of them.
-Heather P., Stamford

Anonymous said...

I hate Valentine's Day because I always had to work at my Father's candy store.
-Caren P. Stamford

Katie said...

I like V-day but nowadays it has become a kids holiday to me. I love choosing something special to give my husband and son. I don't want to go out anywhere special because it is always so crowded. -Katie Norwalk

Mary Beth said...

I like Valentine's Day because I remember how special my mother made it for me when I was a little girl. My brother and I would receive a special gift (red hot candies or chocolates) ... I now do this same tradition with my own daughter + make special valentine cookies for her class!

Mary Beth from Norwalk

Anonymous said...

I don't like commercialized "holidays" however I love having an excuse to do something extra special.

Monique, Stamford

Liz said...

I heart valentine's day more now b/c I get my boys thinking about who they love and appreciate. I'm a very blessed wife-my hubby gives me valentine's day much more than once a year :)

Liz, Bridgeport

Diana said...

Oops! Didn't mean to post twice, technical difficulties and all. Sorry!