Couch Kitten - Show love on Valentine’s Day

07 February 2020
Author   Wetumwene Shikage

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and will be celebrated on February 14th, 2020.  It is special day traditionally associated with red hearts, romance, flowers, candy, sweet things, and the exchange of cards that express love.

   There is still time to make your Valentine’s Day plans and prepare to have a good time.

Take note: Valentine’s Day should not be the only day in a year where you show love. There are different ways to show love and people should do so.  It is not just a day for loving couples to celebrate their romances.  It is for anyone to show people that they care. 

Here are a few ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your lover, family and friends or alone.

Valentines with your lover

Spend intense quality love time with your significant other.  The ultimate Valentine's gift is private time shared between the two of you.  Do an out-of-the-box activity together. Anything you choose to do should be something that the both of you are interested in doing. You can opt for a thoughtful breakfast in bed experience or a simple, at-home Valentine's dinner for two.

You could make a scrapbook of your relationship. You do not have to be very creative or artistic when making a scrapbook. Collect ticket stubs, menus from your favourite restaurant or programs from a show you attended together.  Get a cute book and paste everything in.  

That sexy hot red negligee that you always wanted can make a special night with your honey, quite memorable.  You men out there could plant chocolate candies in ‘special’ places on your body and challenge your boo to ‘search’ for them.  Plan something fun, unique and special for the two of you to make special Valentine’s Day memories.

Valentine's Day as a happy single

Knowing that you are not the only single person in the world can help you realize that you do not need to be sad about spending Valentine’s Day on your own terms.  You can make cards or send anonymous gifts for your other single friends.  You can invite them for a small dinner. Why not ask everyone to dress in red or pink and go out to a café or meet at home and eat some nice food.  Make Valentine’s memories as a group of friends showing each other support and love.

You could also spend the time on yourself for Valentine’s Day.  You can have a ‘self-lovin’ session.   Get your nails done, get a massage, and buy that dress you have seen in the store window for months.  Eat junk food, go see a favourite movie and spend positive time on yourself.  Self-love is important.  

Valentine's Day with family

Small simple gestures of love and appreciation shown in the home every day are beautiful to watch. You can write a kind small note and put it in your parents' or children’s lunchbox. This will definitely put a smile on their face during their lunch break at work or at school after they have seen that small act of love. When you have your dinner, do it together.  Tell each member of your family why you love them or tell them something outstanding that you love about them.  Share small gifts with one another. If you have a big family and want all of them to feel loved, do not empty your pockets. You can buy a box of heart-shaped chocolates and share with everyone at home. It is the small things and thought that count.



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