“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.”
Dear Red Hot Mamas,
We’ve all heard the cliché “Love makes the world go round”. Everyone enjoys passion and romance in their lives. When celebrating Valentine’s Day many of us look for ways to creatively express our love to others.
If you are a true romantic, being in a relationship is a top priority. Healthy relationships are about having fun and always supporting and nurturing one another. Valentine’s Day should not be looked upon as an obligatory day where you must do something for your loved one ‘or else’. Try viewing it as a special holiday.
Here are some Red Hot tips to celebrate this Valentine’s Day:
Celebrate Valentine’s Day, not just on February 14th.
How about making it special by doing things for your loved one for the entire week?
- Buy a box of kids Valentine’s cards and give them out in abundance. Give one card out per day for the entire week. Write something romantic in the card, or even use verses from love songs.
- Give a bunch of hugs and kisses in limitless reserve.
- Bake a heart shaped cake or a batch of heart shaped cookies.
- Put a bag of Valentine Conversation Heart candies in a beautiful dish, leave a few on his pillow, or fill up your Cheerios box with these heart candies.
- Buy a heart shaped box (not just for chocolate), and wrap other special occasion gifts in.
- Watch romantic movies together, listen to romantic music.
- Plan a vacation at a local bed and breakfast.
- Buy him a calendar and fill it with important dates (your first dinner together, your anniversary, etc.).
Remember little things mean a lot and you can express your love in a lot of little ways. Sure a dozen of roses usually will do the trick, but a simple daisy with a little note saying ‘I love you’ can be very meaningful too. If you insist on giving roses, did you know that different colors of roses have different meanings?
- Red roses – love and passion
- Pink roses – a romantic friendship
- Yellow roses – friendship and respect
- White roses – purity and adoration
For those of you who like to receive chocolates: yes, they really are aphrodisiacs. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a chemical that is naturally produced by the body when one is experiencing the feeling of love. Whatever you do to delight or nurture your loved one, just remember to be kind and thoughtful. Try to fall in love all over again.
Keep the right mindset, be genuine and always stay in touch with the special ways you and your partner have fun together.
Valentine, I feel so good
Each time that we’re together.
We’re similar souls in harmony,
Birds of a kindred feather.
Our hearts sing to the same sweet tune;
Our compatible minds align;
Could you, would you, pretty please,
Be my Valentine?
~By Joanna Fuchs
Good Health to You All,