A lot of times, we find it difficult to express our appreciation to those we claim to love. It becomes extremely difficult as the years go by.
This is somebody you probably might have been with, your loved one for the last three years and within that spate, I am sure you’ve probably run out of ways of making your partner feel this year’s Valentine’s Day is special and different.
If you are someone like me, receiving a box of chocolates, a bouquet, a trip to the Bahamas, a shopping spree in Paris or dinner at a cozy Royal Senchi might probably not do the trick this year.
Valentine means so much more than a box of chocolate, a bouquet or even the trips we often take.
For me, it is the moments, the time spent together, the running around, the giggles, the bursts of laughter, and the beauty of seeing a teardrop from the corners of your partner’s eyes as s/he exudes so much happiness.
So, this is what I want you to have at the back of your mind, it is just another day to show your partner how much you love and appreciate their presence in your life.
But, hey, Valentine’s Day is not meant for couples only, if you are single, you can still pamper yourself with a relaxing spa date or a resort.
Continue reading to the tail end to see several love programs I have carefully selected for you.
If you’re lucky, you will find your soul mate there.
With that being said, it’s time to step up the game this Valentine’s Day…You don’t have to go overboard.
When it comes to showing your partner appreciation, thoughtfulness is the key to getting that big smile on your partner’s face.
Here are five simple ideas to make Valentine’s Day extra special.
- Set up a romantic dinner at home
I have never liked going out on holiday anyway. Simply because the place is always packed with so many people and at some point, I begin to feel suffocated when I’m out on holidays.
I prefer some kind of exclusivity, you know restaurants and beaches are always packed on Valentine’s Day, so it is nearly impossible to enjoy that peace.
If you have a balcony or a rooftop, you can transform the place into your kind of beautiful. Remember, it’s the thought that counts.
2. Building upon the dinner, Act as a chef
Hey, I know you can’t cook but at least you can quickly learn how to make banana fritters. Make use of the internet and the many cooking tutorial videos online.
Valentine’s Day is always an opportunity to do something different to spice up your love life.
Add some spark and charm to your relationship. Light some candles, and put on some music you both love.
This is a wonderful way to make your significant other feel loved if money is tight or if kids are preventing you from getting out of the house for the evening.
3. Relive old memories by playing the Q and A game
While enjoying Justin Bieber’s soft tune, you can do things to ignite old memories.
The Q and A game is a series of questions, scribbled down on a paper. The answer you are seeking is to reminiscence old times.
A question like the day first met would relive the wonderful memories which include the struggles you have shared as a couple. Going back to the place where the sparks first flew will dazzle your partner.
If you have been together for a while, this will bring back fond memories and set the mood. If you’re married, you can even surprise your Valentine by visiting your wedding venue and renewing your vows!
There’s nothing quite like looking back on your relationship and remembering all the good times. This Valentine’s Day, go through old photo albums, look through your Instagram and Facebook feeds, or just share your favorite memories of each other aloud.
4. After the cozy dinner, you can crown it up with a gift
This gift should not be the usual stuff. A gift that takes them down memory lane, something that deep within they have always wanted to have.
I remember, growing up, there were a lot of things I wanted to have and do. I, for once wanted to wake up to the beautiful sunset, to take a dance class, to sail the oceans, to run barefooted on a wet floor…and these are things that should be unique to every other person. So, that is your task! Find out what your partner likes.
A thoughtful gesture even if it’s simple is all it takes to make your significant other feel appreciated. You could have your partner’s favorite lunch order delivered to his/her workplace or slip their favorite snack in their bag with a note before they leave for work on Feb. 14.
5. After a beautiful home treat, let them wake up to a kingly breakfast in bed
Even if you cook frequently, it’s unlikely that you often bring your partner their favorite breakfast the moment they wake up.
And if you’re not into cooking, you can order from your partner’s favorite breakfast joint and present their meal with a beautiful bouquet.
Wake them up gently with a welcome home kind of kiss and say…”Hey beautiful, can’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you.” Yeah right, can you imagine a marriage of ten years and you still have this vibe?
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