I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, ever since I was a little girl. Regardless of whether or not I had a boyfriend, I always wanted to celebrate and spread some love. I know that’s not the case for everyone, but this year it can be. Let’s all learn how to Love Valentine’s Day!
Make it a family affair. Growing up my mom always made us some sort of Valentine’s Day treat, whether it was chocolate, cookies, or a cake. Plus, my brothers and I always got a special Love Day card, as well as a little gift. My mom and dad made sure we always all felt loved! That’s why Valentine’s Day should be a family affair. Those memories are something I hold onto and will always remember. I want to pass that same love to my kids every February 14th. Make it a special day!
Make it about you. I truly believe we all need to love ourselves. No matter how cheesy it sounds, we spend the most time with ourselves and embracing who we are makes life a lot better! Instead of being bummed that you don’t have a Valentine’s Day date, make it all about you and treat yourself. Have a primp day just for you, or get a group of friends together and plan a fun day of frolic!
Make it easy. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be some grand gesture of love, where spending a ton of money on one another is a necessity. I’ve had a variety of Valentine’s Day celebrations and my favorite are always the simple ones where it’s just me and my man together. We’ll make a fun dinner and have wine and chocolate covered strawberries. We normally watch a movie and just spend the night together. It’s relaxing and decompressing and totally romantic! We get to spend time together and that’s what truly counts. Normally we get each other little gifts, but nothing extravagant. That only happened once, when my gift was an engagement ring. I let him slide for that one.
Remember the little things. It sounds super cheesy, but the little things are what’s most important. I don’t really want anything for Valentine’s Day, except to feel loved. I want a card from my man with a personal note. Yes, I love greeting cards. My man always gets the sweetest cards and writes me the best notes. Those words mean more than anything he could buy. They always make me feel loved. It’s nice to just take the time and let someone know how much you care for them. We all take that for granted.
Think outside the box. It’s easy to take for granted the relationships in our lives, whether romantic or not. The best way to make someone feel appreciated on Valentine’s Day is to think outside the box. It’s easy to do this by remembering something that your friend or significant other told you they like. Show them you were listening by knowing their favorite activity or food. When you remember these things, your guy or girl will be so touched! A lot of times it’s something simple that goes a long way.
No matter what your relationship status is, Valentine’s Day can be fun! Toss aside its bad rap and learn to love the holiday. Make it about you, make it about the little things, and make sure those important to you feel loved. Don’t stress over what to do or what to buy, keep it simple and make sure it’s something your partner will love! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Mandi Mellen is Lead Editor, Staff Writer, and Featured Vlogger at BuzzChomp. She’s an actress, writer, and producer. Get lost in her youtube comedy channel PillowTalk TV. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Instagram
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