It’s almost Valentine’s Day! You don’t have to stress yourself, break the bank with expensive roses, chocolate or fancy restaurants (especially just after the Christmas holidays….) to let that special person in your life know how important they are to you. Instead, here are 5 things to consider for Valentine’s Day that are simple, fun, affordable and still acknowledge your Valentine!
1. Why not stay home?
- If you have children, put them to bed early
- Make a quick easy dinner and eat by candle light
- Order in, put a blanket down and eat in front of fireplace
- Dessert – I leave to you, to spice things up…..
2. Think outside the box – Do something fun
- Go skating, take the camera for a Valentine memory (you can rent skates inexpensively)
- Go “Glow in the dark” bowling together or invite another couple and have fun
- Go to the bookstore, read poetry to each other, over a nice hot-chocolate
3. Make it a family fun night
- If you have children and can’t get a babysitter – make it “a family Valentine’s day”
- Make something fun together, like a heart shape pizza or heart shape sugar cookies
- Dim the lights, put on some music and dance together
- Play board games or card games (back to basics, no TV or technology)
4. Photo Fun Night
- Pull out all your photos, photo albums etc. (Don’t forget the wedding album!)
- Pour yourselves a glass of wine or spritzer (if you don’t drink) into a champagne flute (it’s more romantic, I think), dim the lights slightly…
- Snuggle together on the couch, reminisce over your old photos and the stories behind them…(seriously, in today’s busy times, who-ever gets to do this?….believe me, you will enjoy it)
5. Get a nice “Romantic” Card
- Get your Valentine’s Day card now – the good ones will be gone if you wait until a few days before
- Spend a little more to get that special card that really expresses how you feel
- Put it under her/his pillow, or in the cereal box, in their lunch pail/or purse, in the car…just do something different.
If keeping it simple is not your thing, then by all means make that special reservation for dinner, or get roses or good quality chocolate. You don’t have to go over the top to acknowledge this day but do acknowledge it and make sure it comes from the heart, no matter how big or small.
What is your favourite thing to do for Valentine’s Day? Share your ideas! And, don’t forget to leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature you’ll find here on the site.
Until next time,