Celebrating you first Valentine’s day under lockdown?
We are still in lockdown so the challenge of making Valentine’s day special is even bigger this year. Fear not – here are a few ideas to inspire you to create a special day whether you can be together or not, including some things you can do as I call it ‘together-apart’. Luckily this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday which means we have the whole day to dedicate to our loved one if we want to, no pressure there then!
Have a stay at home date. Do all the things you would do if you were going out on a date and wanted to feel good. Spend Enjoy a soak in a bath with some luxurious bath oil, style your hair, add some make up, jewellery, spritz some perfume or aftershave and a nice outfit and you are ready for your date – at home or on-line.
If you are single this is also a great way to have a great night in online with your friends, snacks, drinks, cocktails if you wish, before you hit the kitchen disco and burn off some energy and muss up that lovely hair! It doesn’t have to be romantic, its fun that we need.
Plan a whole day doing things together that you both enjoy. Whether that is going for a walk, cooking together, playing scrabble or lighting a fire and watch an old movie curled up on the sofa together, or watch the same movie if you are apart and talk about it afterwards.
Feeling creative? A home-made Valentine’s card is more valued because of the effort you put into doing it. List the all the ways your loved one make you smile and makes your heart beat a little bit faster. Just taking the time to focus on why you love being together, or together apart, will warm both your hearts.
Talk a walk together-apart. Whether you can meet up and do this in a socially distant way or you are too far away to do this, you can time your walk, pop in your earbuds and talk as you walk. Talk about the places that are special to you both, individually and together, places you have been and places you plan to go to once circumstances allow.
If you don’t fancy going out for a walk – well it can be a bit nippy in February – take a walk down memory lane. Reminiscing on how your relationship has developed can be fun and it is often well documented so find those photos on your phone that will bring a smile to both of your faces.
A few ideas to make Valentines Day a special one. Together or apart, partnered or single, there will be someone in your life that you can show a bit of love to. Go on, it will make you feel good too.