Long celebrated by lovers as the day of flowers, chocolates and intimate dinners, Valentine’s Day is not just a day invented by greeting card companies, as often believed. It’s said to have originated from Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest from the 3rd century, who allegedly defied the emperor’s law by secretly marrying soldiers to their sweethearts to save them from having to go to war. He was eventually found out, jailed and executed on the 14th of February in the year 270.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here to stay and it’s the perfect opportunity to show your special someone how much you care with a thoughtful gift or a loving gesture. Even a small act of thoughtfulness can melt the heart of the one you love and spread the happy feels.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to spoil your sweetie. Here’s are some pocket-friendly ideas to turn up the heat on Valentine’s Day.
💗 Write a love letter or make a homemade Valentine’s Day card
💗 Go out for a romantic dinner or pack a special picnic for the beach
💗 Get your fortune read together at a market.
💗 Have a romantic night in with takeaway or a home-cooked feast.
💗 Curl up on the couch and watch a romantic comedy together by candlelight.
💗 Cuddle up on a sunlounge by moonlight and watch the shooting stars.
💗 Write your partner a song and perform it for them.
💗 Light up the fire pit and open a bottle of wine or toast some marshmallows.
💗 Surprise your love with a bouquet of flowers or pick your own from the garden.
💗 Share a bottle of bubbles and some fresh strawberries dipped in a chocolate fondue.
💗 Make your own Love Coupons with IOU messages, like “Massage” and “Free Kiss”.
💗 Make a time capsule of messages, photos and keepsakes to dig up in a year (or 10!).
And remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love. It’s also a beautiful gesture to spoil the kids with a love heart-shaped pancake for breakfast… spoil a good friend with a sweet message on Facebook… or spoil yourself with a glass of wine and bubble bath. And if you’re single, why not spoil yourself with a night out at Gold Class or a lovely Thai takeaway.