We invite the Capital Region to wear your heart on your sleeve this February and share your “LOVE STORY” on paper! Given the current pandemic, we are looking for fun, creative ways to show friends, family members, and loved ones how much we really care about them while keeping in mind social distancing and the current times we are living in.

To enter the giveaway, you must create a short 20-90 second video sharing a message, sweet love note, or share a memory with a friend, family member, or loved one on a piece of paper and tell the story one page at a time. Each entry can get as creative as they want to with the video and have fun! All videos must be no longer than 1min and 30 seconds.

Videos can be uploaded anytime NOW through 2/10/21. The videos will be uploaded to our website within 48 hours of submission where we will share all of our entries. You must enter the giveaway by 2/10 at 12pm.

From 2/11-2/13 we will invite the public to VOTE for the “best love story on paper” and encourage entries to share on their social media pages to help us spread the word!

On 2/13 at 9am voting will end and we will pick a winner to enjoy Valentine’s day weekend! All entries MUST upload their information and video to the form below. Good luck everyone!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

Important Dates

  • Enter between now and 2/10 at 12 PM
  • Voting begins on 2/11
  • Voting ends on 2/13 at 9 AM
  • A Winner will be announced on 2/13!

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Local Valentine's Day Promotions

Want to treat someone special this Valentine’s Day? Support local while you do so with these incredible offers from some great Capital Region businesses.


Olive and June Floral Co.

Valentine’s Day Flowers are now available on Olive & June Floral Co and they always sell out so make sure you pre-order a gorgeous bouquet for the love of your life! They are even offering delivery 2/12, 2/13 and 2/14!


Cookie therapy

Cookie Therapy is teaming up with some local businesses to bring a fantastic Valentine’s Day package! For $100 you get:

❤️ A mixed box of (6) Valentine themed cookies & brownies
❤️ A bouquet from Olive and June Floral Co.
❤️ A bottle of Ruffino Rosé
❤️ Add a cheese & charcuterie board from Grate Expectations for $35!

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Yono’s is offering several Valentine’s Day 2021 romantic expressions. Unique challenges call for unique options, thus have created dining experiences for everyone’s individual comfort level. Enjoy an in person 3 course prix fixe menu or 6 course Cupid’s tasting menu, a four course dinner that Yono’s will prepare and you can easily finish in your own kitchen to create the Yono’s experience at home, or a special private dining experience in the hotels suites.

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Haute Messes in Dresses

Haute Messes in Dresses are offering several great deals for Valentine’s Day:

– A special color blush tie dye sweatsuit for $60.
– Buy one get one 30% off all merchandise (one for you, one for your galentine)
– Kids valentines sweatsuit tie dye buckets – choice of red or pink with personalized bucket $55.

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Albany Distilling Co.

A bottle of local spirits is a great gift for a loved one! Check out Albany Distilling Co.’s cocktails to go!