It's Valentine's Day! How are you planning to celebrate it? If you plan on doing something special today, read on for tips.
Many couples don't believe in the concept of Valentine's Day, and consider it just another marketing gimmick.
But when you think about it, we celebrate so many festivals. Doesn't love deserve to be celebrated too? You don't need to fall prey to marketing tactics if you don't want to. There are many ways of celebrating love without purchasing a card. Here are some ways.
Send an email to your loved ones telling them how you feel about them. What are they ways in which they have touched your heart? What do you like or love about them? What are the qualities you find most endearing? It's okay to get mushy and cheesy. That's what Valentine's Day is all about?
You could either go to a romantic restaurant for dinner, or plan a dreamy meal at home. Cook your spouse's favourite dish tonight. Take out the prettiest linen you have, don't keep it just for guests - after all, your relationship is far more important than the people you entertain. Decorate the table. Buy fresh flowers and place them in a vase. Don't forget the candles! If you have a balcony, garden or terrace, plan to eat outdoors. Nothing is more romantic than dining under the stars.
Don't forget about the desert! Strawberries dipped in melted chocolate are especially seductive - and are possibly the easiest to make. Like the name suggests, simply melt cooking chocolate and dip strawberries in it, one by one. Remove and place them in a plate. They will set in a few minutes.
If you plan to eat out, do your research and go to a nice place. Nice doesn't translate into expensive, but it should definitely be a place you don't usually go to - and as far removed from a fast food joint as possible. Ambience and good food are equally important.
You could celebrate Valentine's Day with your children too. After all, Valentine's Day isn't just for couples, but it is also about love between parents and children, grandparents, friends and siblings. If you'd rather celebrate romance today, go ahead. But needless to say, you should definitely make it a point to spend time together as a couple, and if you generally do not manage this through the year, then do so on Valentine's Day.
Dress up today and make sure you look your best. Only if you dress up for the occasion will you feel like you're really celebrating it.
You don't have to exchange presents on Valentine's Day. After all, there will be plenty of other occasions where you will buy your significant other a gift, like birthdays, anniversaries and so on. If you don't otherwise exchange presents amongst yourselves, then you can make it a point to do so once a year, on this day. After all, this is the day to exchange something romantic, rather than just a shirt, tie or wallet like you may on birthdays.
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