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Charmingly Chocolate. Happy Valentine's Day! Although it is pretty commercial, Valentines Day is still a wonderful opportunity to show those we love and hold dear how much they are appreciated. That's always a good thing.

I hope your year has gotten off to a good start. It looks like this year is going to be another one that races passed far too quickly. Because of that, I decided to send this issue off a couple of days early so that you have time to think about what you'd like to do for your friends, family, and sweetheart for February 14th this year.

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February 1, 2008 - Issue #9

What Are Your Plans For Valentine's Day?

Take the time to tell us all about it - and even share a photo if you make something delicious or delightful. It's quite simple.

Just visit Chocolate Candy Favorites and choose where to add your chocolate tale. We'd all like to oooh and aaah over your romantic or creative gestures. Don't worry - it's as easy as can be. Once your page is built, you can send it to your friends for them to rate and comment. It's a lot of fun, so don't be shy!

Valentine Gift Ideas

Are you struggling with ideas for Valentine's Day gifts this year? No problem. Here a couple of different ideas no matter what your budget.

1. Chocolate Candy Bar Card - This is so simple but very cute and clever. All you have to do is get yourself a piece of red, pink, or white poster board and a bunch of different candy bars.

With a few colored markers and some tape you are ready to create your own unique chocolate candy valentine.

Write your own message using the names of the candy bars as part of your valentine saying. For instance, "You're the most important person to me in the entire MILKY WAY! I feel like a STARBURST goes off in my heart whenever I'm around you. That's how SPECIAL you are to me." You get the idea?

There are more detailed instructions as well as additional ideas for phrases at our page on chocolate candy bar cards. It's one of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas.

Just Because Baskets
2. Valentine Gift Basket - A Valentine Gift Basket is a very lovely idea for someone special on your list. Maybe you'd like to have one delivered to your mother or grandparents. Valentine gifts don't have to be just for romance. :-) Imagine how special your dear ones would feel to receive such a thoughtful gift.

Just Because Baskets even has a selection of baskets for Valentine's Day that are free shipping. Just don't forget to put FREESHIP in the coupon code section.

zChocolat Valentine Chocolate Gift Candy 3. Gourmet Chocolate Candy - If you really want to splurge and pamper someone, I can't recommend any chocolate supplier better for that than zChocolat.com.

zChocolat has some of the most gorgeous and classy French chocolate you will find anywhere. Anything from zChocolat will put you in someone's good books in a big way.

They have a selection of items with prices in all different ranges. Some of my favorites are their wooden gift boxes with the brass plates that can be engraved. Like I said, classy!

4. Inexpensive Valentines for Classes or Groups - Finally, I wanted to give you some ideas for possible group gifts. I always like to give little gifts to my Sunday school classes. Maybe you'd like to send treats to school for your children's classmates. For inexpensive bulk gifts, try Oriental Trading Company, Inc. and Candy Direct.

Oriental trading is a bit cheaper, but then again, it's a bit "cheaper," if you know what I mean. :-) They are fine for little kids, but if you are making up Valentine gifts for workmates or some other club or group, I'd go with Candy Direct. Either way, you will have a great time looking through their products.

Well, that's about it for this month. Don't forget, you can always pop on over to Chocolate Candy Mall for great recipes and other gift ideas if you want to whip up a batch of fudge or some other chocolate candy indulgence for your family or loved one. We are always adding new ideas every week or so. See you there!

I did want to pass on this bit of information on to any of you who have been thinking about the whole idea of working at home this year. I'm more amazed than anyone that I have been able to build Chocolate Candy Mall. It's been a challenge and a thrill to take it on and succeed.

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Once again, to ALL of you...
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you get an extra special treat from someone you love...

I hope you enjoyed this issue of Charmingly Chocolate. If you have any feedback or comments you'd like to share with me, just reply to this zine and let me know. I'd love to hear from you.

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