As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, I’m not particularly bothered about Valentine’s Day. However, I do love any excuse to be romantic and Valentine’s Day is good enough reason for me.
I read somewhere that the traditional Valentine’s Day card is now considered old fashioned. Really? Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I love a good, sweet card. One of the best V Day cards I ever received was a beautiful little handmade card that someone put in my mailbox, anonymously, when I was at Uni. I was totally bowled over and had no idea who it was from. I took it with me to the cafeteria to show my friends and only realised much later that I’d left it on my tray when I’d cleared up after lunch. I went back to look for it but was gutted to find it had gone forever. The card was gone, but the memory of it remains and still brings me joy nearly 30 years later.
So before you go bankrupting yourself on Valentine’s pressies, remember that it’s not always the big, showy, expensive gestures that make the biggest impact. If it’s a heartfelt gesture, that’s great. But if you’re just trying to impress, you might want to think again.
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love and romance and although I wouldn’t say no to a surprise trip to the Bahamas, I’d be just as happy with a lovingly made home cooked dinner and a card. Throw in a new couples sex toy to share, a relaxing massage or bath together and I’ll happily be your Valentine.
If you’re sharing Valentine’s Day with someone special this year, think about what you really would like to give or do with them. What are you trying to achieve – romance or something else? Something like a walk in a beautiful area holding hands, a coupon for some hot loving or a luxurious foot massage is likely to be well received. If nothing else, make a card and tell your lover just how much they mean to you. I’m sure you’ll reap the benefits later on!