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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and with it the perfect excuse to spoil your significant other in many ways.

Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it the perfect excuse to spoil your significant other in many ways. While V-Day is now known for kissing, Valentine’s Day gifts, and hard-to-get dinner reservations, the origins of the holiday are far less romantic.

How it started

Valentine’s Day is a fixed day on the calendar that got lumped into a mid-February holiday on the ancient Roman calendar called Lupercalia—which some historians believe is what led to Valentine’s Day being all about love.

Lupercalia celebrated fertility and may have included a ritual in which men and women were paired off by choosing names from a jar. In Ancient Greece, people observed a mid-winter celebration for the marriage of the gods, Zeus, and the goddess Hera.

What could be the meaning of Valentine’s Day?

Some couples look forward to it all year and see it as the perfect opportunity to display and declare their love. Others find it to be a forced commercial holiday and want to avoid it altogether, choosing instead to show their affection on their schedule.

For those who are single, Valentine’s Day can be a day to celebrate self-love and self-care. This might mean treating yourself to a spa day, buying yourself a special gift, or simply taking some time to reflect on all the things that make you happy.

What kind of gift would be a nice surprise?

A gift does not have to be big or expensive to be spectacular. It’s all about the gesture, which means that a card, chocolates, or a key ring work just fine! A sweet photo of you and your partner, and why not, with a small message or an inside joke, printed on a mug, a T-shirt, or a teddy bear would put a big smile on anyone’s face.

What to do on V-Day

Planning an exciting experience or activity on February 14 is a great way to truly show how you feel for your partner.

Enjoy breakfast in bed

This is an especially good one if you’re in a busy season at work. Wake up just a little bit earlier and cozy up with your significant other for an hour or so before you start the day. Just don’t forget to make extra coffee.

Look at Old Photos

Scroll through your photos on your mobile phone or Instagram account—it will be fun to see how you’ve changed over time. This is an especially good one if you’ve been together for a while. Finish the night with a new photo to add to the mix.

Indulge in a Bubble Bath for Two

This is fun, but it can also pair well with the ice-skating excursion above. Whatever you do, sprinkle some rose petals on top of your bubbles.

Dance Together

Try out some new moves at home, in a dance lesson, or even at a salsa club. Valentine’s Day is all about getting close, and this is a great way to do so.

By the end of the day

By the end of the day, it’s important to remember that Valentine’s Day should be about expressing love and appreciation for each other, not just about buying gifts or spending money on a fancy dinner.

Simple gestures, like a handwritten note or a thoughtful compliment, can often be just as meaningful as a more expensive present.

I hope you have a joyful mood today so listen to the next video:

Dimitris Gabras
Dimitris Gabras

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