The Valentine season is getting closer very hour, this is a season of love and affection. Some are great at showing love while other are not that good at it. Checkout some of the awesome ideas shared on Family Parliament Forum below;
- On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your spouse. Ask your spouse to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described.
- Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed
somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.
- After enjoying a candlelight dinner for two at home, give your spouse a massage and watch a romantic movie. The
woman who suggested this wrote, “Last Valentine’s Day when I got home from work, my husband … had our bedroom set up with a candlelit table for two. He is NOT a cook but he made an awesome meal … grilled steak, sautéed shrimp in lemon, garlic, and butter, a vegetable, and [he] bought a chocolate fountain that was flowing—surrounded by fresh fruit for dipping. After dinner he led me over to his homemade massage table. … We ended our special night with a romantic movie.”
- Surprise your spouse with a special getaway together. The man who suggested this made reservations at a bed and breakfast, arranged for childcare, asked for time off from work for himself and his wife, and packed his and her bags. When he asked his wife to go to lunch on Valentine’s Day she was in for a wonderful surprise. “The little bit of effort I put into that weekend paid off huge for weeks to come.” (For an extra special experience, take your spouse to one of FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. It’s one of the best investments you could make in your marriage. Find an event near you.
- If possible, go on a date with your spouse to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favorite memories from the past year. Then share your lists. 8. Have 11 roses delivered to your wife, and then give her a 12th yourself while reading her a love poem.
- Create an intimate Valentine’s Day evening at home, without the children. The woman who suggested this idea said
that she and her husband “enjoyed planning the menu, shopping for the meal, and ultimately preparing the meal
together. Cooking to soft, romantic music can really be a turn on! While dining, the same soft, romantic music is a
wonderful mood-setter. Dinner was followed by just the two of us having the whole dance floor, our den, to ourselves. I won’t say what all this led to, but it was a truly romantic night that would not have happened at the local
- Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room
floor. The person who suggested this said, “The kids look forward to this every year. When we tried to change it, they
wouldn’t allow it … it has become a tradition. The kids see the value of family and a loving marriage.”
- Make a meal with symbols of love. Examples: Write I love you with string beans, make a tart in the shape of a heart …
- Surprise your spouse by taking a vacation day from work and enjoy Valentine’s Day at home. Have a relaxing morning together on the porch, deck, or patio. Then go to a favorite restaurant for lunch. The man who suggested this idea had also reserved a spa treatment and tanning session for his wife. “While she was doing that,” he says, “I went home and made her a special dinner.”
- Surprise your husband when he comes home from work on February 14. Place a welcome sign on the kitchen
table and leave a trail of red foil- wrapped Hershey kisses to your bedroom.