People seem to be in two camps for Valentine’s Day – loving it or hating it. And I get why people hate it – commercialized love? Who wants that? It also tends to turn into a single people vs. people in relationships kind of thing. But what if we could change that? What if we actually celebrated…love? Here’s some ideas on how to turn Valentine’s Day from a dreaded holiday full of oversized bears into something that means something to you. (single or not!)
Celebrate your friends. They’ve been there for you through breakups, accomplishments, good times, roadtrips, everything. So why not take a second to send a text and let them know you do love them? Or better yet, send them a little valentine in the mail. People never get mail any more. And remember how excited you were in Elementary school to get a valentine?
Tell your family you love them. We really should be doing this anyway, but with family sometimes it can be so hard. So go out of your way to call mom or your sister and tell them that you do love them, and you appreciate the love they’ve given you. It will brighten their day too!
Do what you love. Pick at least one thing that you love to partake in on February 14th. Maybe it’s doing a yoga class, or maybe it’s something that you don’t get to do very often – go get a milkshake, or see a movie. Use it as a reminder to love yourself, and appreciate the little things in life that make us happy!
Support what you love. Take the time to spread even more love (I know, so much! Can you handle it?) and support a cause or organization that you believe in. Maybe it’s a donation, but maybe it’s just a post on your Facebook or Twitter telling everyone why they mean something to you. This will alert others to a good cause, getting them some extra coverage!
So spill it. Do you have plans? Do you hate the holiday? Do you have a regular tradition to help you deal? And have any of these ideas inspired a plan?