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Valentine’s Day is a wonderful reminder to celebrate love. <3 Sometimes life can get so hectic we forget to appreciate our spouses, so Valentine’s Day can be treat them to gifts, sweet cards and romantic dinners. There are also fun, sometimes free things you can do together to make V-Day special. Also, V-Day doesn’t have to just be about couples- I think Valentine’s Day is a great time to remind the ones we love- friend, mother, father, sibling, etc- how much you appreciate them and what they mean to you. Below are three inexpensive things you can do for and with the one you love which will mean the world to them!
Make them food
This could be anything- cook your spouse a Masterchef style 3 course meal, if that’s your thing, or chuck a few things in the slow cooker before work on Tuesday, and ta-da, you have a delicious dinner already made when you both get home from work (Ahem, I will be doing the 2nd option). Or, bake some cupcakes for a girlfriend or your mother, or even throw together a casserole for a kindly neighbour. The point is the effort you have shown, and who doesn’t love food that someone else has made. 😉
Spend quality time with them
The greatest and most precious gift you can give someone is the gift of your time. Valentine’s Day is not the be all to end all day of being romantic, but it is a good reminder to not forget what is most important to us. Put down your phone, get off social media, turn off the tv, forget about your to-do list, and focus on the person in front of you. Spend time with your grandma and listen to her stories about the good old days, when your partner gets home from work, let them vent about their day first, and really listen. 30 minutes of this is more valuable than hours spent physically together, but not really ‘present’.
Explore somewhere new (or somewhere you haven’t been for a while)
Every day life can get routine or mundane. That’s part of the thrill of Valentine’s Day- we see it as an opportunity to do something different. Sometimes when we want to do something different, we think too big- fancy dinner, weekend away, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love to do these things sometimes too, but we don’t need to do them at V-Day to get that ‘break’ from the every day. Just do something you wouldn’t normally do, it’s that simple! V-Day falls on a Tuesday, so you can even spice it up on the weekend before. If you normally do laundry and go to the mall on Saturdays, skip that and go to the art gallery with your spouse or girlfriend. If you normally go to a local brunch spot on Sundays because it’s easy, make that effort to drive a little further and try somewhere new. Go for a walk after dinner with your partner, drive to a lookout and watch the sunset, ask an old friend you haven’t seen in ages for a coffee. A few weeks ago my hubby and I had an event on a Saturday night that finished early. We both didn’t feel like going home early, so we drove to Southbank , walked along the river and had a cocktail at a riverside bar. It was such a delightful evening, because it’s something we don’t do often- a change from the routine.
Whatever you do and whoever you spend it with, I hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂