What is it about valentines day that makes some people panic ( mostly men, sorry to those fellas who read my blog). I don’t think my husband feels any pressure on valentine’s day. If he does he has never expressed it.
He always picks a beautiful card and writes something sweet inside that usually makes me cry…sigh… he has a way of sharing his heart through words that always brings a tear of delight.
He usually buys me flowers. I love carnations. They are often referred to as the poor mans rose. But I just love them. He does like to give me roses too. Because he likes the tradition. Then we have a nice dinner. We either make something we both enjoy ( this year steamed crab legs and seared scallops) or he has me pick a restaurant. Easy peazy.
For me I usually make him something. His favorite over the years was a simple jar wrapped with ribbon and filled with little notes. Each note had something I love about him written on it. I think I wrote on about a hundred pieces of paper that year. I could have kept writing, but it’s nice to save some things for another time. I have made cards,pies,cookies,cakes, videos, paintings,drawings,photographs, written poems, etc. He prefers something I make, and it always feels good to know that I created something just for him.
So what’s the big fuss? Relax, tell someone you love them. Give them a sweet note or card and spend some quality time together. If you’re feeling crafty make a little something. It’ll be the best valentines day ever.
If you don’t currently have a partner ( or want one) it’s the perfect time to do something special for yourself. Read a great book, watch a movie, soak in the tub. The possibilities are limitless.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!