For Vibrant Brides of Color

12 Days of a Romantic Christmas

Michael Webb, romance expert, syndicated columnist and author of The RoMANtic's Guide, suggests these ideas for putting the spark back into the Season.

Warm up your Christmas!

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays the children, friends and relatives often get all the attention and the spouses are left out in the cold. Celebrate this Christmas with 12 days of romance.

On the first day of Christmas... Buy your mate one box of their favorite cereal and lace it with lots of “prizes.” Throw in some glof tees, Hershey kisses, toy cars or whatever would bring out the child in them.

On the second day of Christmas... Take out your two photo albums or home movies and spend the day soaking up the sweet memories of your past lives together (adolescent, teenager, dating, engaged, married, parent) and then began planning for the future ones (empty nest, grandparent, retirement).

On the tenth day of Christmas... Massage your sweetheartÂ’s aching shoulders for ten minutes. Throw in a back scratch, a foot massage and a hair brushing if you are feeling extra generous.

On the eleventh day of Christmas... Bake him eleven of his favorite cookies (since most recipes make one dozen, these will be bigger than usual – he won’t complain). Stick a wooden skewer through the side of each cookie and then wrap the cookie in a colored plastic wrap. Place them in a box or vase as you would a dozen roses.

On the twelfth day of Christmas... Present your sweetheart with a custom made twelve month calendar for the new year. Use personal photographs or your own drawings to make it unique. Highlight special days for the new year. <a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="" new"="">photo albums

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