the kids for a few hours so they can do something alone
couple of envelopes with a secret date destination (and the
money for it) inside
romantic "midnight snack" with cheese, crackers, and wine
all of their socks and underwear and put them in the drawer
the kids spend sometime at a friend's house so you can plan
a romantic evening alone
a load of laundry
Think of some of your favorite
memories about your loved one. Either find photographs of these
memories or draw some pictures (these can be funny- you don’t
have to be an artist). Then write up your memory and why you cherish
it. Compile the write ups with the pictures and make a little
book. Give this Memory Book to your loved one, they are sure to
Write a cute and funny story about your loved one. Draw pictures
to go with the story. Some fun twists are to create an animal
character that has lots of your loved one's characteristics. Be
careful of the animal you choose. For example, I would not suggest
using a pig.
Gather together several photos
from the past year, of a favorite event, or over the years. Get
copies of all the photos and then make a collage with them. Frame
the collage or mount the collage.
Create a booklet of coupons and
give these to your loved one on Valentines Day. This is a great
way to make the fun last longer than just Valentine’s Day!
If you love writing and/or good
at writing poems- why not write a special poem just for that special
someone?! It will be unique and show how much you love that special
someone just by thought you will have put into the poem.
Write out your loved one’s
name vertically down the left-hand side of paper. Write something
you love about your loved one starting with the letters down the
side of the paper. For example:
T errific fun to be around
O nly one for me
M ix of thrill & comfort, surprise & stability, love &
even more love!
If you are an artist, this is the
perfect gift to be made by you. Paint, Draw, Carve, Sculpt, etc.
a picture of your loved one or of something they love. Some people
really don’t like pictures of themselves, so opting to do
an art piece of something they love is sometimes a better option.
You know them best, do what you know they’ll absolutely
Things I Love About You
Think of 101 things you love about
your special guy/girl. Get a poster size piece of paper and copy
the 101 things onto the paper. Between each item draw a heart.
Title the poster “101 Things I Love About You.” Laminate
the poster and give the finished product as your gift!
Kiss the Ground You Walk On
Arrange for your loved one to be
gone while you do this. Buy a couple of bags of chocolate kisses.
Spread them from the front door to wherever you wish to end in
the house (ie bedroom, their favorite chair). Make a sign saying
"I Kiss the Ground You Walk On" and leave it at the
end of the trail of kisses on the ground.
Depending on whether your loved
one is a morning or night person, choose to do a sunset or sunrise
picnic. Go to a spot that is special to your two or just a peaceful
spot that isn’t overly crowded. Prepare a delicious picnic
and bring a surprise gift to add some of the unexpected. Since
it is February and not many place are that warm in February, maybe
do the picnic at home in front of the fireplace. You could even
roast marshmallows over the fire or pop some popcorn. Just spread
the blanket out on the floor and enjoy your picnic!