Valentine’s Day Ideas
Like many holidays, the significance of Valentine’s Day changes as you get older. However, in contrast with how the wonder and anticipation of Christmas shifts with age, Valentine’s Day in some ways, becomes more important as our relationship with our loved ones deepen. It’s no longer about how many cartoon valentines we receive, it’s no longer about how many conversation hearts we crunch between our teeth, it’s about showing our spouses, our significant others, our children, and even our parents, how much we love them.
Showing appreciation for loved ones doesn’t have to involve spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on some shiny bauble…expression is more about the thought, more so than the gift. Draw your Valentine into the day with a note left by their toothbrush, outlining the reasons you love her. Leave a fun Valentine’s Day game or two by your children’s cereal. Slip a pair of engraved cufflinks by your husband’s keys left on the dresser the night before.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the saccharine-filled, overblown holiday accented with soft lighting, bubbles and diamonds. It can simply be a sincere, personalized expression of your love. So set aside the glitter, get inspired by your love. Customize, personalize, fantasize.