Valentine’s Day falls on falls on February 14 each year and is a wonderful time to get romantic and show someone special just how much you love and appreciate him or her.
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Married Couples
Very often, the demands of family life takes priority over romance for married couples. This can be especially true for couples with small or school aged children. Here is an idea to make Valentine’s Day special. Instead of paying for a babysitter and paying higher prices for a fancy dinner in a restaurant, why not make a Valentine’s Day daytime date.
Take a vacation or personal day off work. The two of you can start your day early by seeing the kids off to school and then going to a cozy café for coffee and pastries for breakfast. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, pretend you are a tourist. Go and see the local sites, walk and talk without the interruption of the kids and remember how you fell in love in the first place. Take the time to have a special late lunch in a restaurant that you normally wouldn’t take the kids to before the school day is over and it’s time to pick them up. End your wonderful day with a family dinner and a special Valentine’s Day cake that the whole family can enjoy.
Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget
Whether you are a married couple or newly dating, showing your love and affection for someone does not have to be super expensive. If you live anywhere near the ocean, you can head for the beach in the afternoon and enjoy the scenery. Take some rocks and driftwood and make a heart in the sand and spell your names in the heart. Even if you live in a colder climate you can bundle up and still enjoy the beach.
If you don’t live near the ocean, then pack up a picnic and head for the nearest park or spend the day at the zoo. Keep in mind that it truly is the time spent together and not the amount of money you spend that will make February 14 special.
Valentine’s Day should be a day for sweethearts whether you have been dating for a short time or have been married for many years. Think up creative ways to spend the day together that you might not normally do and you will truly enjoy your time together.