So, Valentine´s Day is a mere twelve days away. To be honest, Valentines day was never a really big thing in our house. This was probably more hubby´s fault than mine, as he was a bit cave-manish when it came to these sorts of celebrations during our first years together.
A kid later, and I was ready for some Valentine´s Day appreciation. So a couple of years back I started trying to make more of an effort on Valentine´s day, lets face it, partly in the hope that I might get some appreciation back….something….
It took a while but we went from my sister getting a call to see what I might want for a present to Nacho actually thinking about what I might like.
I am a BIG flower girl so I was very happy that hubby finally caught on that I didn´t want a plant – ´´because they last
longer´´ – and actually wanted that bouquet of flowers that didn´t last very long but smelt amazing and made me smile every time I walked past them.
We even did the whole lingerie thing last year – okay so maybe Nacho is now using Valentine´s Day to his advantage!
As I´ve said before, my man has everything he wants/needs and I literally am stumped when it comes to gifts for him.
He never really minds me getting him some new clothes – although he always complains he doesn´t need them- so I really had to think about gifts that were different.
Despite his appearance, hubby is a softie at heart and seems to appreciate more a home-made gift than anything else.
They say food is the way to a man´s heart and in our case it´s totally true, so I have whipped up heart cookies, heart pancakes for breakfast, and do a special Valentines meal at night if we can’t get out to do something.
As a gift I often arrange a big day out for the family which would be perfect this year as Valentine´s day falls on a Saturday! For those of you who are a bit stumped or who are ready to try something new this Valentine´s Day, here are some ideas for you
Whatever you decide to do this Valentine´s Day, have fun, enjoy the people you love and if there´s no possibility for a romantic one on one date, make it a family affair and enjoy the love you have between all of you!
Get planning Ladies and Gents, not long now!