It’s that time of year again: red roses, boxes of chocolate, and a special day with the one you love. Valentine’s Day can be either a day to remember or a disaster you would like to forget depending on how you prepare for it (or not). Men like to make the women in their lives happy, and vice versa. However, a lot more pressure goes to the men when it comes to making plans for Valentine’s Day. It can get stressful trying to come up with the perfect gift as well as the perfect setting for a date. My suggestion would be to focus on the things that make her happy. You don’t always have to aim for expensive or high class. Sometimes, the simplest things will make her day unforgettable.
I feel that character is everything. How someone treats you is far more important than what someone buys for you. Although gifts are sweet, the way you carry yourself to present those gifts adds far more meaning to the gifts you give to your loved one. You can never go wrong with a hand-made card or hand-written letter because it comes directly from the heart. The words you write to your loved one will stay in their hearts forever. Another tip would be to stay away from the “standard” date and make the date unique, something that she will remember for years to come. Be completely selfless and think of her interests. After all, spending time together is what makes the day special. I have been focusing a lot on what men should do but women have to put in some effort, too. Your husbands, boyfriends or fiancées are doing a lot to make you happy. Make this day special for him, as well, by showing him how appreciative and grateful you are for him to be in your life. Don’t put so much stress on “perfection”. What really matters in the end is showing that you are there for each other. Material things are nice, but no price tag can do justice to show how someone really cares about you and loves you.