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From the heart

By MARY JANE PARK

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 8, 2001


Roses are red; violets are blue. Beside chocolate, flowers and jewelry, what's a Valentine to do? How about a poem for your loved one, or one of those famous sunset walks on the beach? Too soon to get mushy? Try these ideas, sweet stuff.

Heart-shaped wreath "Are those real?" people keep asking. Yes, they are: genuine fabric roses affixed to a grapevine wreath, with a red ribbon for hanging. Heart-shaped wreath. $16.99. Target.

A sure guarantee of happy feet: these whimsical socks featuring hearts of many colors, kitties cuddling. $3.97 per pair. Stein Mart. socks

Heart Soap It's fragrant, non-fattening, and sure to work up a lather. Heart-shaped soap. Bath & Body Works stores. $5.

Packed in a Chinese takeout box, these T-shirts say "Hot & Spicy," "Sweet & Sour." 100 percent cotton T-shirt. One size (extra large) fits most adults. $19.99 each. http://www.1800
flowers.com/
; or (800) 356-9377.
T-shirts

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