Monday, February 14, 2011

Roses are red.....

Roses are red, violets are blue, koolaman is special and so are you!


We've been busy stamping away our Valentine's Day orders. There are lots of people who have shopped online to get their partner something special this Valentine's Day. Our sterling silver hand stamped WILLIAM cufflinks have proven to be one of more popular gift for the men and the AUDREY pendant  is a stand out favourite for a gift for the girls.



Now, if you're anything like me, I've never received a Valentine's Day gift and I don't think I've even received a bunch of flowers on the day. It  was bk (before kids) that a bunch of flowers would arrive, but as far as a Valentine's Day gift.... Nope not ever! My husband, is a Valentine's day non-believer!

Anyway, because we know there are people out there who would love a Valentine's Day gift (like myself) The koolaman team have decided to give away a handstamped silver pendant with silver chain and a hand stamped silver set of cufflinks to two very lucky people.
A set of the WILLIAM cufflinks  and an AUDREY pendant and chain and if you're like me, the only way to receive a Valentine's Day gift is to buy it or win it yourself!

Tell us what you're going to do this Valentine's Day,  a special gift you'd like to receive or give or perhaps (just to make the Valentineless people like myself envious) a special Valentine's Day treat or surprise someone's given you! Or even just a few words to describe your Valentine!

Giveaway is open to Aussie residents only and closes at 11pm on Monday 14th February 2011. Winner drawn at random. One entry per person please. If you don't have a Google ID just leave it as anonymous and your contact details.

130 comments:

  1. I have never really gotten into valentine's day, husband says he shouldn't be told when to celebrate our love :(

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  2. My husband works away 3 weeks every month and it's just my luck he leaves again today so I have bought him a Mrs Fields Cookie Card so he can take it with him and enjoy the cookie....now if only he believed in Valentines Day I'd be a happy girl!

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  3. My husband like most now does not believe in valentines day, he did Bk (before kids). He says that Valentines day is for the newly in love not the long term committed people.

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  4. my hubbys doesnt believe in valentines day, and thats the way it will probably stay but he does the sweetest little things through out the year that after 17 years I know i dont need a day to show our love

    Sara Robinson - @inkababy

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  5. Being 23 weeks pregnant, having a beautiful 2.5 yr old daughter to spend every day with, and a wonderful husband to greet every evening when he comes home from work, makes me very happy and my life filled with love everyday. However it would be the icing on the cake to win this gorgeous pendant for valentines day to always remind me of how lucky I am!

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  6. never seen a bunch of flowers on this day, but wold be happy for a life time to have a pendant on this day!

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  7. No valentines celebrations for us either since those pre-marriage & kids days. However, today our oldest heads to pre-school for the first time and then this evening we are having family photos done, so a huge day for us. So today I would love to see my daughter head off with a smile and to have fun with the photos. A gift would be a wonderful and unexpected pleasure.

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  8. I BELIEVE than you and your loved ones should do special things for each other everyday... Wearing a beautiful KOOLAMAN designed piece would be a great reminder of the people that love you and are loved by you. To have them close to your heart! Now that would be an awesome valentines gift to treasure...everyday!
    cas-sha@virginbroadband.com.au

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  9. My husband tells me that it's Valentines Day everday in our home :)
    Would be lovely to give him a suprise this year and could'nt think of a better one than something from Koolaman.

    Lia Nolan
    neilia@activ8.net.au

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  10. We don't do valentines gifts but tonight I will make us (Partner, Myself{13 weeks pregnant today} + 17 month old) a special dinner, I've made a card for him and just spend some time together <3 as a family

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  11. My husband and I began our marrisge with a 'his and mine', 7 year since he propose today and now we have 'His, mine and 2 ours!'. Life is so busy and as I got up to go for my walk just before 6 this morning I was pleasantly surprised with he came and wished me Happy Valentines and Happy Anniversary of our engagement!!! That was gift enough at the time of the day.....don't tell him but I forgot! He is also organising to take me out for dinner!!!
    rachellapthorne@yahoo.com.au

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  12. My hubby of almost 10yrs has a huge heart and has tried to be the romantic type but not quite hitting the mark. We are blessed with a beautiful son and hope that the baby gods smile on us once more. To have a koolaman design would be a great surprise and I would be truely grateful.

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  13. Every year my husband and I have a $5 budget to buy a Valentines present for each other. It's not much (we can't afford much! LOL), but it certainly makes you think about what the other person would like.

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  14. For the first time ever, I've been told to stay home and wait for a delivery! I haven't even seen a bunch of flowers since i had my son 2 and a half years ago! I can't tell you how excited I am :) We're due to have another little boy in 11 days and I have the most wonderful husband, I'm so happy! would love a pendent to show everyone how much I love my boys!

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  15. This is the first year that my hubby and I have decided we are not buying for each other, as we are in the middle of saving for our first interstate family holiday, which is far more important!

    My children seem to just love valentines day, so I did some valentines day craft with them a few days ago and now we have lots of lovely hearts stuck on the wall! We also have a valentines day scavenger hunt prepared (fans of Jon and Kate Plus 8 will know that I borrowed the idea from there). Lots of heart shaped clues which lead the children from room to room and eventually to a 'box of love' filled with some random bibs and bobs (stickers/hotwheels car/balloons/choc coins).
    Sarahdan@three.com.au

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  16. I am arranging a romantic night time picnic for the both of us... sshh don't tell him!

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  17. Money is tight so no gifts tonight....unless my hubby has a surprise up his sleeves. But we will make do with what we have and I will spend time with my 4 year old IVF proud Girl/Boy twins today hand making cards to give to their special Daddy when he gets home tonight and cook his fav meal.
    stepholivia8@hotmail.com

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  18. well as we won't catch up much today..it was a rather raunchy handmade card this morning..designed by me!! happy valentine's day xx

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  19. Hubby is away (again) this week for work, so I'll be celebrating with lots of cuddles from my 17 month old little boy, who has lots of cuddles and pats for my tummy that's nicely growing his little brother (due in May). I can't wait :-)
    yogi06@hotmail.com.au

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  20. My husband is a 'practical' romantic! While he always gives me plenty of affection and love, he has no idea when it comes to gifts! While my girlfriends were getting chocolates, rings and flowers... I got dogfood! He worked for a dogfood factory and because I had two dogs he thought it would be a lot more practical! (I guess it was - but I turned a crimson red when friends asked me if I got anything for Valentine's Day!!) :)

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  21. vallentines day is special to my husband and I, today was the day of our first date! We watched a thiller movie and he cooked me an awesome meal, if we changed the movie to a comedy that would be perfect! He bought me a beautiful BIG card and a chocolate rose (which our daughter ate) which was beautiful.
    Happy Vallentines Day

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  22. 'Been there, done that' with all things Valentines Day. No gift, fancy dinner, flowers or card compare to truly knowing you've the love of a good man. I'd prefer daily acts of love and to hold close the beautiful baby boy we created together. Valentines Day for me is just another day, but also a chance to be mindful and grateful for all my blessings. Happy Valentines Day to all.

    0408 472 276

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  23. We are so lucky and practical we never have to wait for a date on the calendar to celebrate! The kids have decorated our wire theme tree with hearts cut out from Miss 4's paintings and made heart shaped gingerbread for the teachers.

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  24. Valentines Day, please explain..... I don't ever remember getting anything from hubby as he is a non-believer. My 4 kids did make me a card on the weekend though so that was nice. Would love to get something for 'ME' though.

    Kelly Williamson
    Koolaman Designs lover.

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  25. My husband being a farmer is very practical and pretends he does not believe in it although every year he hand picks a small bunch of roses from our garden. If he has left early they are usually place on the kitchen bench (not in a vase or water) and it is the best Valentine gift I could ever receive. I also have 3 little boys and sometimes little goodies come home from school which brightens my day xx Thanks for the giveaway

    dunnkat@hotmail.com

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  26. This will be our first Valentine's Day since being engaged. I usually get a lovely bunch of flowers & I get my man a card so I can tell him how much I love him. It would be wonderful to include our two boys this year with a gorgeous permanent reminder of how beautiful our little family is!

    Ainsley
    abeane@bigpond.net.au

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  27. This year all I want for Valentine's Day is for my first baby to arrive (we're due on Feb 20th). As my husband left for work today he said "I was expecting your gift to arrive today but it could be delayed anything up to 2 weeks". He has predicted all along that our little one will make his grand entrance as a Valentine's Day Baby. Fingers crossed ... we've still got time!!

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  28. As I am a single mother, I will be cherishing the love my children give to me this valentines day... :)

    TuckingFypo@msn.com

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  29. Hubby is away working for 4 weeks so it was a text msg this morning - wonder if I will get one back? Kids and I are going to make some chocolates after school today as they are just as much my Valentines as my husband is. Will probably skpe Daddy tonight to tell how much we all love him and miss him and show him the chocolates we have made (if there's any left by that time) hehe

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  30. oops sorry forgot to post my email (above) carolandjeff@hotmail.com

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  31. Last year I found a charm with 3 little keys on it, I pulled it apart and put them on chains/ribbon and gave my man, my son and my daughter the 'keys to my heart'.

    webangel @ pacific. net. au (no spaces)

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  32. My husband and I met on valentines day in 1998! Wow! I can't believe it is that long ago! We have been blessed with 3 gorgeous little ones. My husband doesn't believe in valentines day (which seems to be common) so will just make a nice dinner for all of us and spend time together as a family and be thankful for what we have, rather than wishing there was more romance.!

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  33. I always tell my husband I don't want him to 'waste' money on flowers, I never seem to find the time to really enjoy them as I am so busy with the three little ones. The only time I ever got flowers was on our wedding day and the day I arrived in Australia to move here. Sneakily I would love him to surprise me today with a bunch of tulips, to remind me of my home country Holland, and to recognise the day I arrived here to marry him. But I'm afraid it is not going to happen as he already forgot it was Valentine's Day all together!
    simonefranssen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. Am off to the market to buy goodies for a special Valentines dinner for the whole family. Set the table, real napkins, silver cutlery and the good dinner set.... No TV on either!
    Who knows what we might learn about each other ;)
    xx

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  35. My husband doesn't do something for me every Valentines Day. He picks and chooses so that he can get the element of surprise! Flowers, dinner or a foot massage, its the littlest things that make me smile :)

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  36. Ive been with my husband 4 years now and all ive ever wanted it a bunch of flowers "they just die thought" he always says, i dont care while they are alive they are beautiful. I got my first (and only) valentines present last year....... they were red but not in the slightet romantic, a pair of knipex (fencing pliers). So that i could cut the wire without dificulty. I no its the thought that counts but i would love a romantic valentines gift one day.
    billandshirralee@bigpond.com

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  37. My husband and I got married on VDay three years ago. We now have a baby boy william. Today he is drenching sheep on the farm and will come home filthy. I got the the most beutiful bunch of roses.... That i got for myself while at the markets. And this year I have failed to get my darling husband anything. So it will be a hot bath and cold beer waiting for him when he gets home and I will get started on his favourite dinner. I am a hopeless romantic and love any excuse to spoil my best friend.
    slockwood@live.com.au

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  38. Valentines day started with our 4 week old vomiting down the front of my pjs at 2am (nothing like a little spew to say "I love You Mummy") followed by my 2 yo screaming as she had thrown her dummy out of her cot for the third time that night then we spent the morning in a haze of nappies, weetbix and more vomit....nothing glam or differrent about today!!EXCEPT that my LIFE is PERFECT in every single way!! and when I get a spare moment(around 8pm tonight) when my babies are soundly sleeping, I will lift my feet up onto my hubby and he will give me a little foot massage and ask me about my day, I will whisper "Happy Valentines baby" and he will smile and say it back( feeling relieved that we BOTH forgot it 'til now)......as we fall asleep on the couch :)
    lucas11@netspace.net.au

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  39. As hubby is at work, and DS is at school, I am having my first every gym session today - giving them the the gift of my love by getting healthier and living longer!

    danifranklin77@hotmail.com

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  40. Valentines for us is a big family "share the love" because we celebrate our wedding anniversary (21 years this year) the week after. This way everyone feels special. This years present is a 3 minute video of our recent trip, guaranteed to make everyone smile. You can check it out here -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mPV67iL6ec&feature=share

    leonie@thedrawingroom.com.au

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  41. We don't go crazy for Valentines Day here but as a sign of my love (and my warped sense of humour) I sent Hubby off to work today with a pink cupcake with pink flowers and hearts on it. Can't wait till he sees it ........ hee hee hee and his work mates too :p

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  42. Yes, I believe that we should share the love every day. It will be the usual Monday at our house, but I would love to win a Koolaman Pendant!

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  43. I'm spending Valentines Day home with my two little sick boys who have been kind enough to share their germs with me. My husband is coming home from work tonight to cook us a lovely tea though. Might pop out somewhere when he gets home to get a nice bottle of wine to have with it :) lisa_inglis@aapt.net.au

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  44. Valentines Day....
    Altho my hubby and i dont exchange gifts or go out for tea on this day, Everyday feels like Valentines day to me, My hubby helps out around and inside the house wherever he can after he comes home from a long day at work, and surprises me with special little things every now and then! And my 3 beautiful kiddies also help me feel the LOVE everyday of the year! :-)

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  45. With 4 year old Matilda at pre-school today, it's just my 2 year old main man Toby and me this Valentines Day. No pressie or flowers for me today...but plenty of cuddles and kisses!!!

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  46. This year we have decided to not worry about "celebrating" the love on Valentines. We have been flood affected and to top it off my nan, 86, is in hospital and it doesn't look good for her.. SO rather be selfish & have just this one day we are loving all those around us and sharing love with those that have none. I am a busy mum of 4 kids and work 30 hours a week to help make ends meet..Kellyparker@hotmail.com

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  47. A week or two in the Maldives would be great, but having 3 children under 5 all Valentines ideas of holidays / gifts / dinners do not happen any more! Here is hoping we can get the boys into bed relatively early and have enough energy to just relax for a little while this evening. :-)
    russsian @ bigpond.com

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  48. My husband doesnt believe in Valentines Day, but he does do special things for me all the time. Sometimes I came home to a bunch of flowers, other times he just does the washing and cleaning without being asked. rmkerk1@bigpond.com

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  49. Started about 5 years ago, I give my husband Jeremy Oliver's wine annual each year so will do the same this year. Would be nice to add the cufflinks to that and win a pendant for myself at the same time. Good luck to us!
    nance_dana@hotmail.com

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  50. Having been married for now 13 years to a Farmer and having 3 boys i've been trying for years to teach them to bring out their romantic and softer sides, but seem to be failing just slightly (LOL) They dont believe in all that mushy stuff! so I'm just happy when my boys use there manners,pick up after themselves and put the dishers away, (it's the simple things)

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  51. with 4 kids under 6 we find it a bit hard to do any thing special for Valentines day and with money being a bit tight i decided that this year i am going to make my hubby some strawberry and cream heart shape cupcakes....simple, cheap and best of all made with love xx

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  52. MY husband doesn't do Valentines day as my birthday was the 11th.....
    Anyway, happy for all the girls who do get Koolaman for Vday! beautiful simple and elegant gift!
    I'm stil going to cook my Husband a special dinner, and TRY to love him as much as I do any other day haha
    sheena@holisticglow.com.au

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  53. My husband is my dream guy. For me it is 'the little things' that keep the romance alive such as him always putting a flower from our garden in the vase in our ensuite, and him buying me a magazine so that I can sit down and relax for an hour. I am so lucky to have him, he is the perfect one to share my life with. Next year is our ten year anniversary and our friends and family say that we still act like newlyweds.
    -Leah O'Donnell
    philandleah@aussieb.com.au

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  54. This year for Valentine's Day hubby and i will celebrate by cooking at home together :)

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  55. My Valentine's day is driving the kids to school, picking them up from school, driving them to their after school activities and then home in time to cook a tasty family meal with lots of vegies to start the week off with, and with some luck my husband and I may be able to sit down after that and have a proper conversation. All in a days work....

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  56. Happy Valentines Day - oh this is a fun giveaway! We're not planning anything special but being a Monday my Jazzercise class is on and as a treat they are allowing our partners to come along and do the 1hr fitness class with us so Im dragging my hubby to my excercise class so we'll sweat it out together!!

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  57. For us, Valentine's Day is another day to share with the family. We do not exchange gifts, but my daughter and I are going to bake a huge heart shaped pavlova.... her daddy's favourite dessert, covered in whipped cream and peppermint crisp... YUM! That is our special sweet treat made with love especially for him! xxx

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  58. Not something we celebrate as such, because it is my brother's birthday and he is the hardest man in Australia to buy for! Although as a newly single dad with two gorgeous kids I am sure your beautiful cuff links would do the trick for him!! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!)Might also help to cheer him up on his first Valentines/birthday by himself for ten years! Love your stuff, Judy Norton. 0350263148

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  59. I always used to buy my husband a present. Then after not receiving one back for a few years I stopped buying him something also. My husband has never been into valentines day and always uses the excuse of it's just a commerial event. Now that we have a 2 year old just sitting down for dinner together is a treat.
    trinityxavier@internode.on.net

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  60. Well, we tend to have a low key Valentine's Day. No gifts we are not real belivers in it all, not that I wonder if the florist van is going to turn up!!!! However, I will talk about my valentine. Paul is an amazing husband and father. We had a surprise third pregnancy which turned into twins which meant by the time the twins arrived we had four under five! Crazy Crazy times, but my husband has always been an amazing support and has always given me time out and I know I would never be able to cope without him. Happy Valentines Day!!!! Marguerite 0404 806 955

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  61. Today we celebrate having someone special to share life with!! Sadly my partner and I are mourning the loss of our new family member who we miscarried yesterday!!! Makes you realise how important our loved ones are!! Jods_77@hotmail.com

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  63. Isn't doing the school drop off, taking the Middle Child for swimming lessons and then later in the afternoon taking the Oldest One to swimming after school, what everyone does on Valentine's Day?!
    It's just an average Monday here at the Harvey house!

    What I would love to receive though would be a night out with my husband, just a normal night - dinner and a movie maybe? Or really treat ourselves and finally make it to Cloudland...

    One day! :)

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  64. In 12 years that my husband I have been together we have never exhanged presents. I have always given a card and I have never got one in return! Today for the first time in 12 years he rang me to tell me he loved me! First time in 12 years on valentines day! Tonight I am attending the kinder committee meeting, loads of romance there! LOL
    PS Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  65. I surprised my hubby and two beautiful daughters with a pink balloon each when I got home from work today, they were delighted, the looks on my girls faces was a beautiful gift to me!!

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  66. Like you my husband is a "non-believer" even bk *sighs* but to win a koolaman gift would be the best Valentine gift ever! - aside from my wonderful husbands love.
    :) Frannie
    francine_williams@bigpond.com

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  67. Hubby proposed to me 8 years ago today (well at 12:01am on Valentines Day.. We've been married almost 7 years now.. Since that day gifts have been non existant! (well from him to me) This year I even put a Valentines Message in the paper..

    Sigh... I'd love a Koolaman design just for me! I can pretend hubby made an effort :P

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  68. My Valentines Day is being spend with my beautiful children as my husband works away. Unfortunately those children woke at 4.30am today so we are all a bit tired and grumpy! Here's hoping for a lovely afternoon nap then we will all be refreshed for a fun and loving evening!
    pmonotti@bigpond.com

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  69. same as everyone else hubby is so not into valentines day and is so not romantic I mean I got a mop bucket for my bday and now my 4 yr old when he sees a mop bucket asks if I want another bday present LOL

    I do love him and he is my soul mate but man he is the most unromantic person I know to win a beautiful koolaman pendant could be a kick up the pants for him LOL
    xxRachel
    harrydog@internode.on.net

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  70. We both had food poisoning last night so our celebration originally was to spend it together at a romantic dinner on the water but that is not happening I think lying on the couch trying to get some rest !! Sad I know- Denise

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  71. my eldest had his first day at preschool, so my daughter and i have spent valentines day so far by ourselves, but now DS is home, hubby should be home soon, i'm having a scrummy dinner cooked for me and there is a bottle of wine in the fridge.

    and a bit about my valentine. he is, at the current time, working 2 jobs to keep our little family of 4 above water. we've had a major debt come up against (which wasn't our fault, but you can't argue against the defence force) which is being taken at THEIR rate of pay (so $350 a fortnight, which has put us under). hubby is now working 5 days a week at his fulltime job and is working at least 20 hours a week delivering pizzas. so, unfortunately valentines day this year has been extremely low key. but, we're all happy and healthy, which is all that matters

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  72. My husband doesnt do anything for valentines day either ~ it would be nice but i consider everyday to be a good day. My husband does all my housework - washing, ironing, cleaning etc.. All i have to do is cook! So I am lucky enough to be treated everyday!! :)

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  73. Kelly (kelly_neil@bigpond.com)February 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I never really get to celebrate valentines day since having children, all effort is always towards them. This year my husband surprised me with taking a day off of work to be home with me and help with the kids swimming lessons. However instead of being a day enjoying just being a family, we've had to endure a sick child with a temp of 39, cool baths to keep it down until a trip to the doctor and chemist.
    I honestly don't want to win the koolaman necklace for myself, but for my sister. She has never received a Valentines gift, card or anything. She is currently pregnant with her 4th child and dedicates her life to her children and partner. She would do anything for them, give up anything for them. She couldnt be more deserving of a Koolaman necklace and I would love to be able to present her with this gift if I were to win.

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  74. Hubby is romantic at heart
    but sometimes he needs a kickstart.
    Poetry is his favourite vice
    he always knows how to say something nice.

    sabinesymons@iinet.net.au

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  75. yes, my partner isn't the hopeless romantic type either - boo hoo! i've got some red and pink hanging tissue pom poms over the dinner table tonight for dinner, it will be a home cooked meal, a sick daughter and a block of chocolate to share on the lounge! hehe.

    happy valentine's day koolamon designs xx

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  76. i don’t give you chocolate for your sweetness
    I don’t give you teddy bear for your cares
    Just look at my eyes and you’ll know how much I love you

    jay19871@kooee.com.au

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  77. this year i decided to do something really different and got my partners name tattooed on my bum inside a candy love heart. its something special just for him too see and no one else to look at. we dont usually go overboard for valentines day, we just splurge on a nice bottle of champagne and go out to a nice restaurant. but this year have opted to stay in have a romantic candlelight takeaway dinner! haha.
    mwhito@hotmail.com

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  78. my tradition for valentines day is by cooking my partner a nice meal as she is always the cook in our house. and instead of roses i give her, her fav flowers which are orchids as she doesnt like roses. we usually have a nice bottle of wine and have a quiet night in for a change
    mattpederson@hotmail.com

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  79. Once again...my husband and I are not together for Valentines Day - not that it would make a difference! So today our daughters (aged two and four) and I have been doing "horsey" things - and some practice for upcoming gymkhanas. Perhaps not overly romantic...but not a bad day! (There was a suggestion of going 'out' for dinner, but we are on a property - and different ones today - so that would mean at least a four hour drive...maybe next year!) Who says romance is dead? esandow@iinet.net.au

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  80. each yr me and my boyfriend do some kind of thing we can do together, this yr we r going to a coktail making class together, last yr we we did a cooking class. we dont buy eachother gifts we prefer to go do something together
    miaw@harrydaines.com.au

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  81. We started the day out with Pancakes for breakfast before the mad rush out the door for my husband to go to work. Tonight I am making him burgers, his special request, he just loves my chicken burgers and well, for me - I can just hope for some chocies! From Sarah sarah@speedycartridge.com.au

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  82. ...I got Sao's & Milk.....
    After my morning shower this morning i was greeted by two excited little boys saying they had a Valentines gift for me...
    It was Saos and milk, it was great we sat at the table and shared it all....What more could i ask for, even if my husband forgets again!
    joannewright@hotmail.com

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  83. we don’t celebrate in the commercial sense valentine’s day...but we do make sure that we spend time together (once the kids have gone to bed) enjoying each other’s company :)

    julie....jewelz_7_@hotmail.com

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  84. I will be cooking Roast Lamb for the children whilst my husband is busy at work. Little mention of Valentine's Day in this house!! Next year maybe....

    eastaugh@bigpond.net.au

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  85. I've been with my partner since I was seventeen (I'm thirty now), so the days of flowers and a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day is a thing of the past. However, I love where we're at now - we'll be sharing some takeaway Malaysian with our beautiful children, but after 8pm, it'll be just like old times!

    Happy Valentine's Day everyone :)

    jemh2401@hotmail.com

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  86. My husband had a heart attack a few days before valentines day last year 52 and healthy (on the outside) it was an awful shock,we spend valentines day @ footscray hospital ,away from our family and stressed out ,this year was heaps better ,a coffee @ maccas when i finished work and he started...not flash but much nicer then last years effort :)

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  87. donna paulfrankismyfriend@gmail.com for the above post :)

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  88. After 10 years of being single, I finally have met a lovely man.... who doesn't believe in Valentines days :( and to top it off he lives an hour away and I won't see him until the weekend... so I will spend the evening alone with my beautiful daughter instead :)

    jml_gg@hotmail.com

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  89. Valentines Day?? Pfft!!! Hubby has never indulged me with a gift, even before marriage and kids! But there isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel loved by not only my hubby, but my soul mate and best friend!!! In saying that, a pressie would be nice, or even a card, but a Koolaman Design piece would last a lifetime of Valentines Days!!

    Sam
    Samjordan81@hotmail.com

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  90. Hubby left again for work this morning (he works away) so I'm spending it with my two little boys!! They don't know anything about valentines day being only 3 & 10 months though!! :)

    bicmac@bigpond.com

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  91. Our eldest daughter was married two yrs ago on Valentines Day, last yr on their 1st wedding anniversary we all celebrated the news of their pregnancy & today on their 2nd wedding anniversary we will enjoy babysitting our first little grand daughter, Pepper Blossom; while they go out for an anniversary dinner...everyday should be a celebration of the love we give and recieve, and i can't think of a better way to spend the evening than having my 3 1/2 month old grand daughter snuggled in my arms :)

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  92. above comment from...gh891demunck@bigpond.com ;0)

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  93. Tattsy sits just one desk over & still pretends that it's just another day!!!! Maybe I will be suprised by a late gift.

    I love Cufflinks.

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  94. Although I don't specifically celebrate Valetines Day, I try and do something each day that would make my hubby's day. Today I drove him to work as his car is at the auto electricians.

    Bec
    bec_new@hotmail.com

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  95. I spent Valentines day with my 2 beautiful boys (whose names would look gorgeous on a Koolaman designs pendant or cufflinks!), while hubby worked. No presents here... Maybe he'll remember next year! Haha!

    shona_124@hotmail.com

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  96. My hubby and I don't celebrate the commercial Valentines Day :( We have been together fourteen years and I love him with all my heart. Today he and my son picked me a bunch of grass and weeds out of our paddock's ... it is the thought that counts and the love we share. "Love you forever and ever Amen."
    conomos@harboursat.com.au

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  97. My hubby told me he was gonna get me the same thing as last year - nothing as we are saving madly at the moment but he surprised me by making a tiny box with a chocolate in it that he had been saving since christmas and a gorgeous paper flower! He's never given anything for valentines before and our wedding anniversary is on wednesday anyway so it was a complete surprise! And what a lovely surprise it was being as so much thought and effort had gone into it and he hadn't spent a cent!

    louiseking@hotmail.com

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  98. My husband tells me the gift of his presence should be more than enough!! What more can I say :)

    megokeefe@bigpond.com

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  99. My fiancée works in the mines and is on night shift and didn't know that you could order flowers to be delivered!!! But I managed to get a Happy Valentines Day text message :)

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  100. Well hubby, like most others by the sound of it, doesnt really get into the spirit of Valentine's Day anymore!! But my 5 year old son gave me a kiss this morning to wish me Happy Valentine's Day and told me I was "The best girl in the world"!! What more could you want =)

    haideeandsimon@bigpond.com

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  101. We don't do anything for V day but my husband always purchases the Aust Country Musical Fesitval winners CD each year for me as my birthday is only three days later. I love this music and it's the small things that count. It would be nice to win this as an extra special V day and B day pressie.

    kylieandbrett22@bigpond.com

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  102. I already feel like the luckiest woman in the world woken with kisses from my two boys 9 and 3, wishing me a happy valentines day!! Could i ask for anything else!!


    nadinec@iinet,net.au

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  103. My husband was away from home this morning,and we dont buy gifts for one another on valentines day, but I normally get a single rose from my own garden.. priceless!! The valentine wishes from my four beautiful children were so special :)
    malleedowns1@bigpond.com

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  104. We have never celebrated Valentines day in 12 years of marriage as hubby is not the romantic type. However one can always dream of a lovely bunch of flowers cant they? Hubby does lots of things to help out at home and he is a loving and kind man. Happy Valentines to all couples and lovers everywhere.
    Thanks Susanne
    twoboysmum0102@hotmail.com

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  105. i received a bunch of flowers the first valentines day we were together, oh young love is grand. I had no idea though that bunch were meant to last for every valentines day since, but i do get reminded "i bought you a bunch of flowers already". Lucky love knows no bounds, and a cuddle an a kiss is enough to make me feel special.
    xoxo
    Kez

    coolkez@hotmail.com

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  106. Valentines Day was extra special this morning when my 6 year old son wished me a Happy Valentines Day and asked me to marry him :) Priceless...


    suenandrew@adam.com.au

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  107. After rolling over and whispering in my ear 'Happy Valentines Day my love' at 4.30am this morning, my hubby left for New Zealand for the week...(so guess i couldnt be upset that he had woken me from my deep slumber)...I am just greatful that I have someone to wake up with every morning! Whether it be my husband or one of the kids.....oh and the perfect Valentines Day gift.....an AUDREY pendant of course...I could only dream for that...thanks for the opportunity to win one. :)

    ncugura@hotmail.com.au

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  108. After rolling over and whispering in my ear 'Happy Valentines Day my love' at 4.30am this morning, my hubby left for New Zealand for the week...(so guess i couldnt be upset that he had woken me from my deep slumber)...I am just greatful that I have someone to wake up with every morning! Whether it be my husband or one of the kids.....oh and the perfect Valentines Day gift.....an AUDREY pendant of course...I could only dream for that...thanks for the opportunity to win one. :) Janine

    ncugura@bigpond.net.au

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  109. We made a pact when we married not to acknowledge, birthdays, anniversaries, valentines etc with a gift. Rather each year we like to purchase a piece of art. A lovely sentiment, but of course since our daughter was born - we don't buy the art either! Spent the day working together, it truly is very special to work with your husband and best friend side by side each day. Looking forward to a lovely meal together, child has been bathed and in bed by 5pm!

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  110. Well last night i made hubby's lunch for him and stuck a little heart chocolate on it, then i put some more heart chocolates in his cereal bowl along with a little love note, next to his cereal bowl i put a block of his fav chocolate and also an i-tunes gift card...he found it this morning, said thanks, gave me a kiss and left for work...sigh...one day i will get somthing in return :)

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  111. Happy Valentines day! Well my day consisted of a handmade card from the 2 loves of my life! The hubbie and my 10mth old.. Hubbie unleashed his inner craftiness and got the paint out and attempted! to get my son to draw a pic of a heart with his finger... lets just say its the thought that counts! :) don't think 10mth olds know too much about painting love hearts just yet!

    Kerrie
    kbaldwin82@hotmail.com

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  112. Our first year together, out of peer pressure, a box of roses. Our 9th year together, 1 red rose......this year, our 10th year together......whats valentines day? lol My perfect night would be dinner in a nice restaurant and a night in a room with a spa!! Not too much to ask huh? lol

    Corinna Winen
    jpa24969@bigpond.net.au

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  113. With 3 children under 6 and another on the way, we dont get time for ourselves.
    I love everything my husband does for me to make sure the kids and I are looked after, but he is a hopeless romantic!

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  114. No gifts here, we don't bother with that, but I did get some nice flowers and I made chocolate cupcakes decorated with love hearts for us and our girls x

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  115. This year my Valentines day has been the first day at home with my newborn and his big brother! What a day for my hubby to pick to go back to work!

    Nikki
    kjj@internode.on.net

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  116. We don't celebrate Valentines day but do celebrate everyday that we are together with our two gorgeous children. Why wait for one day each year to declare how much you love and cherish your life partner.......for us it is every day and to be able to wear a gorgeous unique Audrey pendant every day would be a special reminder of our everlasting and growing love.

    Helen
    helendave8@bigpond.com

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  117. Marriage and romance don;t always go hand in hand I have now discovered since our wedding 10 years ago. My husbend always says that our 3 children are the best gift he can ever give me so why try and top it. So another words that means no birthday present, no christmas present, no mothers day present and no valentines present. I can always live and hope that one day there maybe something waiting for me but I won;t hold me breath :-)

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  118. I have another husband that says he doesn't believe in Valentines Day, but I got I text to say how much he loves me and a packet of my fav chocolates and that is all I need. Just knowing that i am his everything and he is mine and that we have a beautiful daughter and baby on the way is enough for me. Love you forever M.B.

    Kylie
    bambeybrown@yahoo.com.au

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  119. This year for Valentines day i got 8 blocks of chocolates and enjoyed a lovely roast dinner with our 2 year old son. Just perfect!!

    Libby
    libbymthomson@gmail.com

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  120. hmmmm, sorry not sure why mine posted twice...the first one has the wrong email address...hotmail account does not exists...thanks

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  121. Anonymous- I have bought two items from you guys....hubby and I LOVE them...they NEVER come off! You guys are definately making something fresh and inspirational. Forever loyal Katrina :)
    klvav@hotmail.com

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  122. No cards or flowers, but we've just shared a box of Lindt chocolates that I bought on special.
    Mmmmm, I love them almost as much as I love my scrumptious hubby :0) !!

    a.bundy@optusnet.com.au

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  123. It's a whole family affair - any excuse to share the love with my Valentine & the Valentinies (2 kids- 4 & 6). Hand made cards, choccies all round & flowers pinched along the fence line on the walk home from school..........
    0437 129 987

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  124. My husband asked me to marry him on Valentines day. I'm not quite sure that he knew what day it was, because he's never acknowledged the day since!! I always by a card and this year did a love voucher.......a dinner out for just the two of us and to have the kids babysat......i figure that even if he doesn't do it, i'm going to acknowledge the day without spending heaps.

    mhiemstra@optusnet.com.au

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  125. Nothing special planned tonight, we are both too exhausted and we aren't one for presents normally.

    But the highlight of the day was Miss 3½ on the way home from playgroup where she made a V card for Daddy and her Brother.

    This is how the conversation went;

    Taylor "I don't want to give this card to Daddy and Jobe, I don't love them. I love someone in the sky, far off in the distance" Me "Who is that Taylor?" Taylor "Santa Claus and Mrs Santa" poor Daddy and Jobe lol

    amyiphone@iinet.net.au

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  126. today i celebrated valentines day with a beautiful box of chocalate roses 7 pink for my gorgeous mum and 7 red for my gorgeous dad, they are going on holidays and i said now they can have a chocky a day and think of how much they are loved by me........i did valentines day this year for the first two people to forever love me........
    it felt great!!!!!
    debmcrorie@hotmail.com

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  127. I got THE BEST Valentines pressie ever this year - the divine Audrey necklace (Thanks ladies). I would love to surprise my delicious hubby back with a set of cufflinks. He is an accountant and wears a suit ever day. He whinges constantly about having to wear a suit all the time, but I am sure he would like it a lot more if he could carry his family on his sleeve! I hope you ladies got spoilt this year!
    Di
    darmfield@internode.on.net

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  128. Well as i sit here at the computer i can hear my husband snoring in the background! Can't complain though, we've just returned home from a weekend away packed with quality family time. What more could a girl want?
    Talia
    talia_venn@hotmail.com

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  129. Spent the day cleaning my 40 square home working my butt off, bleached the floors, cleaned two bathrooms, vacuumed, dusted, changed the sheets on 5 double beds, washed all the linen, washed for the kids and hubby, took kids to swimming, dancing classes, cooked dinner, bath kids...totally exhausted ...Hubby comes home and doesn't even notice how spick and span everything is BUT if I had been at work all day and come home to all this done it would have been a dream Valentines day for me - think I speak for every Mum out there - just jumping into fresh sheets at the end of the day would be enough to make my day perfect (ones that i hadn't change for once) !!!!! Domestic blindness would be bliss...
    Happy Valentines Day to all...A perfect pendant to show the love for my family and them to me would also be perfect! xxxxx

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  130. Oh and my details for above comment...so tired I forgot that small part : sasolution@optusnet.com.au

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