Valentine’s Day is a chance to show your appreciation and love for your partner. However, it’s important to remember that not everyone views Valentine’s Day in the same light. You don’t want to let it define your relationship. Now, that doesn’t mean you still can’t make it a great day for you and your partner. Here are a few quick tips and ideas for you to make your Valentine’s Day great:
Know your Partner:
As we already said above, not everyone views Valentine’s Day the same. Some people love grand gestures and others prefer more private quiet times. Either way is okay! The point here is to understand what your partner wants and likes. You don’t want them feeling uncomfortable and cringing at some giant romantic gesture you make. Just like you don’t want them feeling like you didn’t do enough to show you care. It can be a little tricky, but if you know your partner and what they like, you should be able to create the perfect plan for the day.
This goes hand in hand with knowing your partner. There are tons of clichés out there on Valentine’s Day: roses, chocolates, scenic walks, and a romantic dinner. While they may be clichés, that doesn’t mean they’re bad gestures, but they shouldn’t be your only gesture. Think of the little things your partner says. Is there something they’ve been really wanting to do, a place they really want to visit, or something they really wanted to try? What sort of things do they like? These are the questions you should be asking yourself when planning out your Valentine’s Day. Bottom line: be romantic, but be creative too.
This day is about your loved one and you. It’s about spending time with THEM. So make sure you’re distraction-free. Keep your phone in your pocket, don’t be worrying about other things going on, or what’s coming in the future. Live in the present and make your partner feel important. To some, true quality time spent with their partner is all that is really wanted on Valentine’s Day. So stay focused on your partner and what you’re doing with them. Everything else can wait till tomorrow.
Express your Love:
You probably saw this one coming, but make sure to show your partner how much you love them. Some view gestures and actions as the best way to express love, while others like hearing the words. Simply put, using both is the best way to truly express your love. Whether you view Valentine’s Day as just a Hallmark holiday, or you view it as something much more, it’s a day that you have the chance to be extra romantic so be sure to do just that.
- Breakfast in bed
- Play your favorite games
- Scrapbook pictures from your relationship
- Cook/bake together
- Take a mini-vacation
- Do a photo-shoot
- Have a picnic
- Exchange Gifts