Try Something New This Valentine’s Day
Can it really be true? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If your brain is still recovering from Christmas and the New Year, we’ve compiled some inspiration to get your Cupid wings flapping.
Perfect Date Night Ideas
Does a low key night sound like perfection after running around all week? Did Gigi and Pop-pop agree to take the kids for the night? Prefer the coziness of home? We have the perfect list of stay-in Valentine’s date ideas. It doesn’t matter who your Valentine is, you will be having a great time and making memories you’ll always smile about.
1. Pick a new recipe and cook dinner together.
2. Have your favorite food delivered and enjoy it by candlelight.
3. Grab your favorite charcuterie board and have a floor picnic.
4. Make your favorite drinks and sip them in your happy spot indoors or outdoors.
5. Gaze at the stars or watch the sunrise from your backyard.
6. Take over the kid’s gaming consoles, bust out your old ones, or dig out the old board games.
7. Pick up dessert from your favorite restaurant.
8. Binge-watch something new (and guilt-free).
9. Get out the photo albums (if you have them) and reminisce about the good old days.
10. Whip up floats, milkshakes, or fancy ice cream sundaes at home.
For other date night ideas, check out our latest MinteerTV.
Stumped on a Gift Idea? Try One of These
We all know someone who is a gift-giving guru. They always seem to match the person and gift perfectly. But if you aren’t that person and buying gifts gives you anxiety, try these tips.
- Think small
- Consider hobbies and interests
- Remember favorite colors
- Mind your budget
- Look for what inspires you
And if that still doesn’t help, buy a gift card to somewhere they frequent. Write them a sweet note and voila!
Little Known Fact About Valentines Day
According to History.com, the start of Valentine’s Day may have been due to a tiny stretching of the truth.
The medieval English poet Geoffrey Chaucer often took liberties with history, placing his poetic characters into fictitious historical contexts that he represented as real.
No record exists of romantic celebrations on Valentine’s Day prior to a poem Chaucer wrote around 1375. In his work “Parliament of Foules,” he links a tradition of courtly love with the celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day–an association that didn’t exist until after his poem received widespread attention.
The poem refers to February 14 as the day birds (and humans) come together to find a mate. When Chaucer wrote, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate,” he may have invented the holiday we know today. Learn more, here.
We hope your Valentine’s Day is full of all of the love and happiness of your favorite people.