By Lynn Blamires Content Writer for My Local Utah
Valentine’s Day is upon us and while it is not a state or federal holiday, it is not a day that should be ignored or forgotten. To do so might affect your happiness for some time to come.
According to the History Editors at History.com, as a part of a Roman Festival all the young girls in the city would put their names into a large urn. All the cities’ bachelors would pick a name from the urn and be paired with that girl for a year. Many of these matches ended in marriage.
Today Valentine’s Day is a day for friends and lovers to exchange small tokens of affection. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. More cards are sent at Christmas.
Here are 16 ideas to warm up your romance –
- Make a bucket list together – the plans can be from mild to wild. You can brainstorm the list together – think of all the things or places you want to do and then make the plans together to do them.
- Put a jigsaw puzzle together together – I like using a hammer on those pieces that don’t fit well.
- Go to Crystal Hot Springs for a soak after a dinner in Brigham City.
- Cozy up on the couch with cups of cocoa and watch a romantic movie.
- Write letters to each other – sometimes you can put more thought in writing than you can with spoken words.
- Bake some cookies together – save some for yourself, but take a plate to someone to let them know you are thinking of them. Doing a service together feels good.
- Play a board game together – we have a couple of favorites we play each night on our iPad before we go to bed. Our competitive natures flare up in these games, in fact, when we play, it is the only time my sweetheart isn’t sweet.
- Take a walk together – it can be as long or short as you want it to be, but point out things to each other. Hold hands and make memories together.
- Try an escape room experience together – it will be practice in working together in problem solving.
- Arrange to serve a meal together at a shelter – you can grow close by serving together.
- Sit around a campfire together – Do some star gazing, roast a hot dog and then some marshmallows. Staring into a flickering fire together is romantic.
- Bake homemade pizzas – shop together for ingredients, get dough from a local pizzeria, and create your own pizzas.
- Go to Antelope Island and watch a sunset while sitting in your warm car.
- Visit places where you first courted and reminisce sweet times.
- Take a road trip together – we love a good road trip.
- Put on some music and slow dance – maybe a tune from your courting days. Dancing was always a chance to hold each other close and move together.
These are some ideas you can use to warm up your relationship on this cold Valentine’s Day. Sit down and make a custom list for yourself – it is important to keep love alive in your relationship.