Don't Believe the Hype: Valentine's Day for Those Who Don't Buy In

February 14, 2018

 

Hey loves,

 

Whose significant other thinks Valentines Day is just another retail gimmick? ✋🏾 Who's is the party poop who doesn't do V-Day because you don't want to buy in? It's, cool. To be honest, I get it and agree. Valentine's Day is a day on which people spend money to "show love" when you can do so in many ways every day of the year. But, I also think it can be fun to dedicate a particular day to loving on your loved one(s) to celebrate your relationship and how you feel. Sometimes life distracts us so a cute day to be intentional is nice. Also, I didn't get to partake in the tradition until 2017 because I was never involved with anyone at the time.

 

Well, I'm not someone who takes "no" for an answer if I really want something. So, I'm finding a way to celebrate V-Day, while making it about bae enjoying the time. For those who still want to celebrate V-Day without the hype, here are some ideas.

 

Candle Lit Dinner At Home

I love simple things, so sitting at home enjoying our fave, or new, foods sounds real fun. Surprise them with his/her favorite meal to cater to them. Just to add a little valentine's spice, light some candles around the room or spread flower peddles leading to the food. You don't have to go out and struggle against the crowd.

 

Movie Night

My boyfriend Joe, loves movies, and, through making sure I indulge in what he enjoys, I've learned that I really enjoy a movie as well. That being said, movies can provide for not only something to do together, but something else to laugh or talk about. If you're anything like us, romance is all about providing an enjoyable experience for the other person, so the movie doesn't have to have anything to do with a love story. Choose a genre that you both like and make the best of it. We spend our time joking and laughing over shared thoughts about the movie.

 

Get Creative

What is no other couple doing on Valentine's Day? Do that. I didn't think of this until now, but Joe goes to Bible Study every Wednesday. This year, V-Day fell on a Wednesday. I should have planned to go with him. It's not about what you do or how much money you spend, but about taking the day, if no other, to be intentional and show your lady/man a great time.

 

What are y'all doing for V-Day? Yes, I'm taking ideas for next year.

 

xoxo.😘

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