Proposing During the Holidays?
The holidays, one of the most popular times for engagements. You have the ring. You’ve made the commitment in your mind, your heart, and your wallet. Don’t blow the execution. Have a well thought out plan…
Many years ago, a well intentioned, but very naive man had the perfect Christmas gift for the woman he loved. They had a long distance romance for some time and he wanted to get her something very special. They couldn’t be together for the holidays so he left the beautifully wrapped package and a card for her. His only request was DO NOT OPEN UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
Tempting as it was, she did as he requested, but right after midnight on Christmas Day she opened his gift. She had been trying to guess what it could be. A small package…possibly a bracelet? A necklace? Some nice earrings perhaps?
She opened the card and it was one of the most romantic cards he had ever given her. Next the box…you can guess where this is heading…yes it was a ring. A beautiful diamond ring. Not worrying about the early hour she called him and asked “is this what I think it is?”. His answer? A simple “yes it is”. That was it, they were engaged.
He was so pleased he had chosen the perfect gift. She was so caught up in the excitement of the moment she told her friends and her family…people at the grocery store. Anyone who would listen!
It was such a romantic, yet odd way to propose, but she didn’t care…she was getting married! After the initial excitement wore off, she asked him what made him decide to propose now. Silence…”Propose? I didn’t propose”. The ‘yes it is’ was not an acknowledgement of wanting to spend the rest of his life with her, but a prideful boast of yes it is a REAL diamond!
Obvious, but I’ll say it anyway – this marriage never happened.
If you are ready and want her forever, have a plan. Be romantic. Make her know you want her beside you for the rest of your life.
No matter how clever you think it is, don’t do the box inside a box inside a box. It’s been done.