This day is not a modern invention; on the contrary: the ancient Romans gave their wives flowers on February 14th. The reason for this: on February 14th in the year 269, the priest Valentin died. He married Christian couples, despite the prohibition imposed by Emperor Claudius. The story lesson for Valentine’s Day is over.
Often it is the little things that add spice to life – this also applies to Valentine’s Day. That’s why, we show you how you can experience an unforgettable day with five little tips.
# 1 LOVE GOES THROUGH THE STOMACH
Do you know what your partner likes to eat? Then let’s go to the kitchen – conjure up your better half his or her favorite food. Whether it’s spaghetti with tomato sauce, alphabet soup, or a casserole just like grandmother’s – the most important thing: your partner loves this dish. It doesn’t always have to be a 5-course menu à la gourmet chef – the main thing is that it is cooked with a lot of love.
# 2 OLD-SCHOOL ATTENTION WITH LOTS OF PERSONALITY
How can you make your counterpart most happy? By saying how much you like each other. If you have problems talking, you can just try a letter. How about 10 reasons why your partner is the very best?
Another small tip: it is often the very smallest details that make us unique. It is all the nicer when someone else notices these little things.
# 3 PERSONAL PLAYLIST
Everyone loves music. And (almost) every couple has songs that bind them together. So how about a little surprise playlist on Spotify, YouTube, or iTunes? Everyone can listen to it again and again. And the best thing about it: you are always reminded of your partner. A creative playlist name or just like in the past: burn a CD that you can listen to over and over in the car or, as in the past: a cool album for the turntable.
# 4 GENTLE MASSAGE
There is nowhere better to relax than in the arms of your partner. The icing on the cake is a massage: whether it’s a foot massage, hand massage, back massage, nothing lets you relax better than a gentle touch. Incidentally, this works best if you take turns. And: a little massage works wonders after a stressful day in the office – ideally with an oil that has not been tested on animals.
# 5 TIME, TIME, TIME
The best of all gifts: time. That sounds easier than it is. Besides all the stress of free time, who has time to really listen to someone else for half an hour? That is why on Valentine’s Day, you can consciously engage with each other, listen, go for a walk, listen to music together, or, or, or. Incidentally, this does not only apply to Valentine’s Day – time is a gift that always brings joy.