Flowers. Chocolate. Jewelry.
February 14th is pretty straightforward for the men in our lives. As women who want to use Valentine’s Day to tell our partners how much they mean to us, the path is a little less clear. Generally speaking, men are a bit harder to shop for than women, but I say, save the stressful gift buying for birthdays and anniversaries. On this day, that is supposed to be a tribute to love but has instead become an overly-commercialized gold mine for retailers, why not give our significant others an experience that ties back to the reason we’re celebrating in the first place: Because we love them.
Here are a couple of simple ideas that are sure to help you deliver that message and have fun while you do:
Last year, we were approached by the The Heritage Christian Academy volleyball team from Holly Springs, Mississippi, who were looking for sports skirts that they could wear as part of their team uniform. We were delighted to work with them, and they chose our Splash Down Denim Swim n’ Sport Skirt, one of our to-the-knee skirts that has attached pants for extra coverage.
Normally when you think of a volleyball uniform, you probably think of a typical high school team’s short shorts or maybe even an Olympian’s skimpy bikini. You might think that there is no way one can successfully wear such a long skirt when playing volleyball, and argue that wearing shorter styles helps the players with their game. After all, with shorter uniforms , they don’t have to worry about anything getting in the way. Less is more. So I’m here to tell you this:
I recently celebrated my 60th birthday with my family in Eilat, Israel. Family includes my husband, married children, grandchildren and the baby of our family, our 18 year old son. We flew to our vacation destination which meant that luggage was limited. I love to wear nice clothes and I am not a good packer, but this time I knew that HydroChic would be my staple this vacation and packed a few sets: a jacket, shirt, skirt and capri pants. I knew that these outfits would be great for all the activities on my vacation, and when I woke up each morning I put on a HydroChic outfit and was ready to go. My daughters-in-law were impressed but not surprised when they saw me in HydroChic because they know that I live in my HydroChic at our community pool, and over the years I have gotten each of them a HydroChic outfit so that they can enjoy too.
“Dying young isn’t cool either…” These words, though a bit harsh, were the words that our dermatologist berated my 13 year old daughter with this morning.