A day of romanceI could not think of anything worse than going out to dinner on valentines evening, too many other couples! Instead I would try and make it a bit more special, cook a nice meal together, decorate a table out in the garden be creative with some tea lights and some foliage from the garden, build a fire. You don’t need to make a gourmet meal, maybe keep it simple, share a bowl of soup some warm bread, toast marshmallows on an open fire, open a bottle of good wine or champagne, cuddle up and watch the night sky, what could be more romantic? Or have a picnic in your living room, spread out a blanket and pretend you are outside.
You don't need to spend much; it should not be about that, it's about showing each other you care, expressing your love, spending quality time together. Of course flowers are always nice but they don’t always have to be red roses, which are nearly three times more expensive on said day.
Instead of buying a card, make one and/or write a poem, be creative, be different, give a gift of a promise instead of expensive gifts. A gift of promise can be anything from promising to give that person a foot massage or cook them a meal and do the washing up!
And to be honest Valentine’s Day is more appropriate for couples who are just starting out and want to express their love for one another for the first time; for the shy person who sends the anonymous card and flowers, taking a chance on this day dedicated to love, and let’s face it we all like to think we have a secret admirer. Otherwise better to be spontaneous or celebrate on a day that matters to you both, like the day you both met, or had your first date, your first kiss or of course wedding anniversary. Happy valentine's day.
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