Don’t just hop, skip and jump into Valentine’s Day make it meaningful. It’s not about just grabbing something off the shelf, or finding the closest assortment of nature, it is about knowing the person, showing the care, the love, and then indulging in the spirit of the day. I have a few ways for you to make Valentine’s Day More Meaningful so you can lavishly live out love, laughter and your affection for one another and if you have a family even how to celebrate and share the love. Are your ready to make Valentine’s Day more meaningful?
How TO Make Valentine’s Day More Meaningful
It can be easy to fall into thinking of Valentine’s Day as a commercial moneymaker for Hallmark and the like—after all, last year’s Valentine’s Day sales soared to a record $18.9 billion. Even in the face of a shocking statistic like this, it’s important to remember the point of this holiday and the reasons behind the massive allotment of money that goes toward it.
February 14th should be a day dedicated to appreciating all the wonderful loves you have in your life, and it’s your choice whether you turn your head or choose to embrace the blessings you’ve got. Enjoy the day of love, have some fun with it, and take your opportunity to let your loved ones know just how much you appreciate them.
That Day Of The Year
Quality Time Together
Valentine’s Day should be about spending valuable time together, and what better way to do this than getting away from all the stresses of everyday life and going on a quick vacation with your honey? One word of advice: hotels are astronomically priced during this holiday weekend, so skip the crowds and plan your getaway for the following weekend instead. This will be a great way to save money and avoid traffic. If you can’t get out of town, consider a staycation of sorts. Grab a hotel room that will feel like you’ve been transported. Sometimes staying at our houses makes it too easy to be distracted.
The Power of Touch
Reconnect with your partner through touch. There’s no better way to incorporate more contact than by giving each other massages. Stock up on some massage oil, light some candles, and become each other’s personal masseuses for the evening. It will likely lead to a fun night and make the two of you feel closer than ever. If you really want to go all out, grab a massage DVD and learn how to give each other professional quality rubdowns.
The Language of Love
Never underestimate the power of words. You might think you express your love in various other ways, but sometimes it just feels good to hear someone say it or even to read it in writing. If you’re looking for ways to show your partner how much you care, start small and build up. Sneak little love notes into their lunch box, hide some in their coat pocket and put one under the windshield wiper of their car. Little surprises of your love throughout the day will be appreciated more than you know.
You could also consider a jar of positive affirmations. You can have your recipient open them all at one time, or tell them to grab a note out of the jar whenever they need a pick-me-up. Want to go super old school? Write a love letter to your honey detailing exactly why you love them.
Don’t think of this day as just an occasion for lovers. Make sure you give appreciation to every great love in your life, whether that be friendship, family, or any other connections you have. Consider giving out Valentine’s Day gifts to the people you love most, but don’t feel obligated. If you have someone that you’d like to appreciate tangibly, then find something you know they’ll love.
Flowers are awesome gifts for anyone—have you ever met a person that could avoid smiling when looking at a bouquet? It’s also easy to use flowers to appreciate someone who lives far away, as you can have it delivered wherever; whether it be their office or their house. If you’re having an issue figuring out what they’d want, you can never go wrong with
If you have someone that you’d like to appreciate tangibly, then find something you know they’ll love. Flowers are awesome gifts for anyone—have you ever met a person that could avoid smiling when looking at a bouquet? It’s also easy to use flowers to appreciate someone who lives far away, as you can have it delivered wherever; whether it be their office or their house.
If you’re having an issue figuring out what they’d want, you can never go wrong with the food. Chocolate berries, cookies, snacks—you get the idea.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be cheesy, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Dig into your loving roots, enjoy the day, and make sure the people you love know how much they’re appreciated this February 14th.