The Do’s and Don’t of Your Valentine Weekend

By Bailey Roden, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern

The day that every hopeless romantic waits on is quickly approaching.  That’s right you guessed it! I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t noticed there’s a lot of pressure to turn a normal weekday into a romantic dinner for two. Some would say this day was created for marketing purposes, while others cherish the belief that a day of love is necessary on February 14th.

Now, don’t get me wrong I’m just like every other woman, I want to feel loved and appreciated, but I don’t feel like an over- the- top evening full of romance is necessary. To help you have a truly enjoyable Valentine’s Day, I have created what I find to be an extremely informative list of Do’s and Don’ts.

Don’t over think it, let the night happen. The expression “live in the moment” is important in every aspect of your life. This day isn’t a deciding factor in your relationship, at least it shouldn’t be. You don’t need this one day to show your significant other how you feel about them, you should be doing that 365 days of the year.

Do keep a relaxed composure, it’s more than okay to celebrate this holiday with the one you love. The presence of one another should be more than enough for a perfect night. Whether it’s a night out in town, or curled up watching movies, keep this night as meaningful as you do other date nights.

Don’t worry about having an expensive night. Like I said earlier some believe this day was made for marketing purposes. That may be true, however, you can avoid falling for the marketing trap. Love and romance never have to be expensive, sometimes even the smallest gestures mean the most. Although, this may sound childish, homemade items are always sweet and inexpensive. Nothing like something made from the heart to show the one you love how much they truly mean.

Do put some thought into your gifts or at least into the evening you plan on spending with one another. The thought you put into the night will always shine through, showing someone you love them works best when your significant other is able to see that they are worth your time.

Don’t do a double date, you can always see your friends later. If you really want to take this time to show your love for one another, spend some time with only each other. Our daily lives get busy quick and often times we forget to show one another how much they truly mean to us. Use this night to bring back that special feeling to your significant other.

Do incorporate your significant other’s favorite things! This will help show how much you listen and that you pay attention to the little things.

I hope this list has helped relax you and inspire some new ideas to help you enjoy the day of love with your favorite person. If you liked this article and want to read more fun and interesting articles, check out the Fill Your Plate Blog.

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