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Valentines Day is traditionally a day for lovers — a day to celebrate each other with quality time and gifts. But it can be whatever you make it. It’s a chance to start some fun traditions and can be a good way to break up this cold and dreary time of the year. If you want to have some fun and celebrate, here are some ways to go about it. It can be as cheap or expensive as you like, as extra or low key.
Fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Celebrate with your partner
A common way to celebrate Valentine’s day would be with your partner. You could go all out by arranging a full date day, a stay at a romantic hotel, a spa date or a fancy meal in a restaurant.
You can also keep it more low-key and cook a thoughtful meal at home and light some candles. You could also buy into the commercialism if you don’t mind that and buy gifts, cards and novelties, or you could make your own. Think about what romance means to you and your partner and celebrate based on that. A heart-shaped box of chocolates isn’t for everyone, so if that’s not your thing then go with something that is.
If you need date ideas, you can pick up this set of date night tokens.
Celebrate with your kids
Valentine’s day is traditionally about romantic love, but it can be a day to celebrate love in general, so why not make it fun for your kids? You could do some Valentine’s themed activities like crafts, baking, and dancing. There might be cute Valentine’s events for local kids, too.
Celebrate with your friends
Are you single but still want to celebrate? How about arranging a Valentines ‘Gal-entines’ day with your other single friends? As adults it can often be difficult to meet up with our friends as much as we’d like, with jobs, kids and other commitments making it hard to schedule a night together.
Arrange something like a girly pamper evening at home with pajamas, face masks and movies. This is another example of these holidays being what you make of them; it doesn’t have to be all consumerism. You could also do a charcuterie night or do a fun activity like bowling or ice-skating.
Celebrate in the workplace
Finally, celebrating Valentine’s day in the workplace can be a lot of fun and give everyone a little lift. At this dark and gloomy time of year, just about any workplace could use a boost. This article explains how to go about creating a work valentines event without it drawing to romance or becoming an HR nightmare. Instead, make it about friendship and cooperation, use it as a chance to get your team cooperating and coming together. From teamwork activities to decorating the office, there’s plenty of different directions you could go with this.
There’s nothing better than a bit of self care; use it as an occasion to spoil yourself. Maybe you need an excuse to relax and indulge — why not? Maybe you’re single or your partner isn’t around, so use it as a day to love yourself instead.
Do something you enjoy, like going to a pottery class, baking class or on a hike.
Do you celebrate Valentines day? What do you normally do?
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