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Baltimore Valentine's Day 2012: Will Your Romantic Surprise Get Any Facebook ‘Likes’ This Year?

February 1, 2012 by , co-founder | Bootcamp Lights

February 14, 2012 - A Day For Love To Take Flight In Baltimore!

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are many ways to celebrate here in Baltimore; ranging from a romantic dinner at Charleston to learning all about animal reproduction at the Maryland Zoo: "Sex at the Zoo."

In 2012, the crowded restaurants, flowers, and even “Sex at the Zoo” can seem a bit cliché, though. Discovering unique ways to surprise your valentine has become quite the challenge.

Brian McCoy from Silver Spring, MD says, “My wife asked me to marry her on Valentine’s Day and I have spent the last 5 years trying to even come close to equaling that.”

Some might argue that social media has caused us to become increasingly anxious. There's a bit of pressure knowing your "romantic evening" will most likely be shared across multiple online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.)

Will your Valentine's Day surprise get any “likes” this year?

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Kel Kehr from Ashburn, VA says, “Our first year married, I got a Springfield XDM 9mm handgun. What could top that?”

With so many ways to say, “I love you,” how do you make your message stand out, expressing how much you truly care?

If you’re one to procrastinate, frantically searching for an Open Table reservation on February 13th isn't going to work.

Update: no more resvervations available at Charleston...Baltimore Restaurant Charleston reservations

With our struggling economy -- price inflation on Valentine's Day certainly hasn't helped ease the stress of planning.

For Valentine’s Day 2011, the average price for a dozen arranged long-stemmed roses was $75.62 according to the Society of American Florists.

Update: This year, the Maryland Zoo is was charging $130 per couple for “Sex at the Zoo.”

Maryland Zoo reported Valentine's Day event sold out

A recent study conducted by Zagat shows that the average price for your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner will be right around $146.52.

Now, I’m no relationship expert, but I know a well-planned surprise can go a long way.

Let me suggest an affordable surprise that's sure to have your valentine saying, "Wow!" Not to mention all the likes, retweets and +1’s to follow...

The key to any successful Valentine’s Day begins with the ability to connect with those we love most. “I’m a from the heart kind of gal,” says Kim Gladden, author of Caught All Up In It. “Two years ago we did hand written poems expressing our feelings. It's always nice to remind your mate of how much you care from the heart.”

On February 14, 2012 our team at Bootcamp Lights is offering a new way for you to connect with your valentine.

Helicopter with Valentines Day messages flying in the sky

From 7:00-9:00pm on Valentine's Day, the “Love Helicopter” will take flight in Baltimore.

For $99, you tell us where to position our "Love Helicopter" (e.g. above your home, restaurant, the Inner Harbor, etc.) and we will light up the sky with your custom message.

If you’re dining out downtown; put the "Love Helicopter" above the Inner Harbor. As you take a romantic after dinner walk, the sky will light up with:


If you’re staying home to prepare a wonderful dinner; put the "Love Helicopter" over your home just as Dave did last month: Dave proposes to Kelly!

And if you’re single; put the "Love Helicopter" over rush hour traffic to say:

“HEY, I’M SINGLE! CALL ME: (443) 380-3664.”

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There is a flight plan for everyone in Baltimore this Valentine's Day.

We encourage you to try something new this year. Be the first to connect with your valentine in a way no one has before!

Please call us at (443) 380-3664 if you have any questions.

Whatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day -- all of us at Bootcamp Lights certainly wish you the best.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Baltimore!

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