In honor or Valentine’s Day I did some looking online for some cute ways to show your sweetheart that you love them. Personally, I think every day should be a day to show those that you love how you feel, but since there is a special day dedicated to this very thing, let’s roll with it. Some of these may be too late to try this year, but now you can start planning for the best Valentine’s ever for next year!
1.On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your sweetie. Ask your sweetheart to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described.
2.Make a book about why you love your sweetheart and why you are thankful for him/her. The woman who sent this idea wrote, “He loved it! Said it was the best gift he has ever gotten. And it helped me to focus on the things I love about my husband and not his shortcomings.”
3.Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.
4.Surprise your sweetheart with a special getaway together. The man who suggested this made reservations at a bed and breakfast, arranged for childcare, asked for time off from work for himself and his wife, and packed his and her bags. When he asked his wife to go to lunch on Valentine’s Day she was in for a wonderful surprise.
5.Give your sweetheart a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy. (For example, “Go to the symphony.”)
6.If possible, go on a date with your sweetheart to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favorite memories from the past year. Then share your lists.
7.Create an intimate Valentine’s Day evening at home, without the children. The woman who suggested this idea said that she and her husband “enjoyed planning the menu, shopping for the meal, and ultimately preparing the meal together. Cooking to soft, romantic music can really be a turn on! While dining, the same soft, romantic music is a wonderful mood-setter. Dinner was followed by just the two of us having the whole dance floor, our den, to ourselves.
8.Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room floor. The person who suggested this said, “The kids look forward to this every year. When we tried to change it, they wouldn’t allow it … it has become a tradition.
9. If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.
10.Hide little heart candies in your spouse’s shoes, coat, car, etc. The woman who suggested this said that she’s been doing this for decades. “Now a couple of the grandkids help me with delight.”
11.Fill a jar with Valentine candy and notes for your honey. Examples of notes are: Good for a backrub, 10 kisses, etc. Notes could also express your love and respect: “I am so glad that God blessed my life with such a great husband like you.” Individually roll each note and tie it with a ribbon.
12.Write a poem for your sweetheart and frame it.
13.On individual note cards, write why you love your sweetie. Insert these cards in a small photo album. The woman who suggested this idea began her album with a honeymoon picture and introductory note card, and ended it with a love note.
14.Make a special “14 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. On his/her plate, leave a letter or card listing 14 reasons that you love them.
15. Create a trail of Hershey’s kisses to a room you are waiting in.
16. Tape notes to your sweetie’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him or her, or decorate the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses.
Ideas were taken from Family Life Today which also offers marriage retreats called A Weekend to Remember.
I hope some of these ideas have gotten your creativity flowing. But remember let’s show love to those important to us every single day of the year!