Keep things simple on Valentine’s

Published 7:00 am Friday, February 13, 2015

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, allegedly the most romantic day of the year.
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the holiday. Every day we should tell our significant others how we feel about them.
While I am married now, there was a time when I was single, so I know that being alone on Valentine’s Day can often be a bit depressing.
However, the day is upon us, and men and women are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones.
Flowers, candy, stuffed animals and dinner are common gifts.
Personally, I’m glad that my husband and I enjoy keeping it low-key.
He always gets me a Disney princess themed card and last Valentine’s Day, we enjoyed burgers and fries at The Blind Tiger in Bay St. Louis. After that, we spent the rest of the night at home binge watching the newest season of Netflix’s drama, House of Cards, which is an amazing show. Voila, the perfect date night.
I know that may sound boring to some, but being together is really what Valentine’s Day is all about.
In the past, we have enjoyed a fancy dinner and waited for hours for our seats and food. But lately, we have discovered that that’s just not our thing.
We do usually exchange gifts. For example this year, I purchased him a guitar pedal. It’s definitely something he will use since he is an avid guitar player.
I don’t eat a lot of candy, so he will pick me up a Disney themed sugar cookie.
My point is, don’t spend too much time worrying about the perfect gift, restaurant or flowers.
Make the most of the time you have together with your loved one. If you want to buy them a gift, collaborate and find them something they will use, not something that will collect dust in a curio cabinet, or accidentally become the dog’s new favorite toy (true story).
You can visit your favorite restaurant or cook a meal at home but no matter how you spend your Valentine’s Day, make it a meaningful one.

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