February 14th, also known as Valentine’s day, is the day when most countries in the world celebrate love. This day of celebration originates from the Western culture, but it is also recognized as a cultural, religious, and of course commercial celebration. Different countries have different traditions related to this day. For example, Argentina celebrates “the week of love”, and South Korea celebrates twelve different days of love: each month on the 14th there is a celebration…”day of kisses”, “day of hugs” etc. In the Philippines it’s celebrated when many young couples marry in an event sponsored by the government as a public event.
However, no matter how it’s celebrated, one thing is the same for everyone: exchanging gifts.
Hand-made gifts never get old. They are good because they usually don’t cost much, and in the same time they show that you invested time, energy, and creativity. The person who receives your authentic hand-made gift will have something that will always remind him/her of you.
Here are some ideas on what you could make at home, that doesn’t cost much, and could interest you and your loved one:
- Homemade candles
- Bath bombs
- String Art
- Gift Cards
If you and your loved one had some special day in the history of your relationship, some very special event you often remember with smiles on your faces, then this idea could be right for you.
Surprise your loved one by recreating the best day of your lives! Take them to that special cafe/club/restaurant/park, listen to the same music you listened to that day, wear same outfits, do whatever you think will provoke memories on that special day. This will for sure bring you closer together!
Romantic getaway :
This one is a classic. Give your loved one and yourself, the best getaway from everyday problems, on this special day. Go somewhere nice and calm, and celebrate your love!
If you don’t have time for arts and crafts, or time and money for traveling, you can always use your kitchen-it’s not distant, and time wasting, and you can always adapt the recipe to your wallet.
Ideas for easy to prepare recipes, that will help you express your love for the loved one:
- Heart shaped breakfast toasts
- Roasted Heart Potatoes
Remember the song that was playing on the night when you had your very first kiss? Or that elevator song where you noticed that perfect imperfection hiding all the beauty possessed by that person? Take all those memories and beats and put them in a perfect mixtape along with some edgy songs you know will make her or his heart warm. Believe us, this is a classic that never goes out of style! Now get to work, Valentine’s day is happening!