Valentine's! Again, 2013 Tips N' More
Valentine' Day! Again!
The official holiday where people express their love for others, significant or otherwise. Valentine's day is considered a Victorian holiday.
Remember Love, true Love don't cost a thing...
- snuggle up & spend time talking, reflect on love, dreams & hopes
- snuggle up in bed with lite candles and favorite cocktail
- take a bath together
Romantic expressions in Victorian times was very limited. Everything was based on etiquette and behavior. All based on Queen Victoria of England's edict about what was morally correct. Especially between men and women!
The thing is love is not a controllable emotion.
Romantic interludes became secreted.
What colors mean?
Why Roses considered most romantic?
Stuffed animals and other gifts, especially jewelry became prominent in the nineteenth century.
Since February 14th is considered one of the most romantic days of the year, you find that people either hate it or love it! That is for a variety of reasons.
Suggestions for couples
- date night
- cook together
- splurge on dessert to share
Suggestions for singles
- date yourself
- get a mani or pedi
- favorite meal or treat
- early movie
Inexpensive gift ideas
- read to each other
- take a stroll
- go to the local park
- go on a picnic
- pick wild flowers
- do your own hand written note
Unusual gift ideas
- books on love, example Songs of Solomon
- a romance novel, based on chivalry
- romantic music, classical
- plan a vacation,
Men usually find themselves feeling overwhelmed and trapped when it comes to 'what to do' on the most stressful day of the year. But it doesn't have to be so! There are so many ways for Valentine's day to be exciting and stimulating without being stressful.
Let someone else do the work...
Base your gift on your significant other's faves throughout the year...
If they don't like flowers, send the whole plant...
Valentine gifts don't have to just be about cards, candy and flowers, it just needs to be a romantic expression of your love for another... Being verbal is key!!!
Florists will be super super busy at this holiday and if you don't want to be caught up in all of the bustle just do your shopping at your local grocery store.
Remember though it doesn't take a lot to have a romantic interlude with the one you love. Don't get caught up in all the hype, because at the end of the day, we all want to be loved and want you to treat as if you love us.