Chocolate covered strawberries

Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Do you need a few ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day?  We have a few suggestions, including gift ideas and ways to show your affection.

What is Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is a day to show someone you love them.  It is held on February 14th, and many countries around the world celebrate it.

Historically this day was also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, and started as a celebration of a Christian saint named Valentinus.  There were many stories that were created around this man, including one that says he went to prison for marrying soldiers who were not allowed to get married under the Roman Empire.

How to Celebrate

Gifts to Give

There are many ways to show someone you love them.  Traditionally, we buy cards and a gift, which may include:

  • Flowers (roses or a fresh-cut mix)
  • Chocolates or candy
  • Jewelry (watch, necklace, earrings)
  • Clothing

Things to Do

In addition to gift giving, couples may celebrate by:

  • Going out to dinner
  • Going away for a relaxing weekend
  • Getting engaged to be married

Things to Make

Although it does seem to be a commercialized holiday, it can be more personal if you make or prepare something on your own.  Consider:

  • Making your own Valentine’s Day card
  • Preparing a special dinner at home
  • Making your own chocolate covered strawberries

Most importantly, be sure to say, “I love you.”  Happy Valentine’s Day. 🙂

Do you need a few more ideas?  Check out the following articles:

Gift ideas for women: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Gift ideas for men: Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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