Valentine’s Day comes with high expectations for most couples. The prospect of bulletproof romantic moments and once-in-a-lifetime experiences can be overwhelming for some. Still, it’s important that you don’t raise the day up on an impossible pedestal every year. After all, there’s a common saying that’s worth remembering here; it’s the little things that count!
Sometimes, a big-hearted message can be communicated in a smaller, subtler way. In part, Valentine’s Day should be when those big, complicated feelings are fine tuned into something short and sweet.
Here are some little ways of showing your special someone you care this Valentine’s Day.
Choose a thoughtful card
Cards are an affordable offering and choosing one can be a nice, thoughtful experience.
If you’re pressed for time, you can use websites like Card Factory, who will help you find the perfect card for your partner. You can choose from a bevy of designs, or even personalise your card with photos and pictures of your own. Get creative here and turn something that’s often thought of as a ‘little, standard gift’ into something much more touching and wholesome.
Prepare their favourite treat
You and your partner probably cook every day. Still, if you assume these responsibilities on an important day, your effort is more likely to be noted and appreciated by your significant other. Perhaps you could prepare their favourite meal with all the trimmings and use this as a token to show that you listen to them and know what they love.
Of course, the same logic can be applied to other things; favourite drinks, films, scented candles, books etc. Really take stock of all their favourite things and incorporate them into the day as best you can. After all, it’s not always about lavish gifts and gushing over one another; sometimes just celebrating one another is enough.
Tell them how you feel
Billy Joel once sang, “tell her about it, tell her everything you feel!”, and his lyrics contain vast amounts of wisdom. No matter who your partner is, make sure you take the time to communicate what they mean to you. After all, Valentine’s Day really is just like any other day; the only thing making it special really is your behaviour.
While it can seem intimidating to really express your feelings, it is always better to let things flow naturally, instead of lots of rehearsal time. Remember, honesty makes it easier. At the end of the day, nothing is more straightforward than voicing what you’re thinking and feeling. It doesn’t cost a penny, but if you’re someone who usually padlocks their feelings, then opening up may be more touching and surprising to your partner than the biggest bouquet of flowers!
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