Valentine’s Day can be a day of high emotional impact. People bring out their best and worst when holidays are approaching. Valentine’s Day, just like Christmas, can show people’s true colors. There are 4 different types of personalities when it comes to this holiday
- The “OMG! It’s V-day!” personality: These over the top friends and lovers treat it like it is the grandest of holidays. They love it so much that they can’t walk into a store without buying another gift. They decorate their homes with adorable hearts and bears. Everyone gets a lollipop and a big smile. Simple hand-made presents from the heart are the best type of presents for these people.
- The “Whatever. It’s Valentine’s Day” personality. These totally chill friends and lovers could take or leave this holiday. They don’t mind celebrating, however, they are OK with giving or receiving chocolates and a card. They appreciate simple presents, but they will never be upset if you forget the holiday.
- The “Uhg! It’s Valentine’s Day” personality. This Valentine’s Day Grinch is the one who wishes the holiday was gone way before it started. They blame the card companies for their propaganda and the resulting money they have to spend.
- The Really???? It’s Valentine’s Day” personality. These are the divas, men or women, who want, want, want–and if they dont get the gift they wanted, then they ruin the entire day.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be so painful. No one should feel sad on a holiday about loving others. I bet if you do one of the Valentines ideas below you will love Valentine’s Day this year and become an “OMG It’s V- Day” type of person. I know I am!
- Make Valentine’s Day a day to be kind to everyone. Don’t make Valentine’s Day only about your marriage, boyfriend/girlfriend or lack thereof. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by wishing your children, your neighbors, your parents, or your local grocery clerk a “happy heart” day. Hand out Valentine’s Day cards with Lollipops! You may seem silly but you’ll make someone else smile! Valentine’s Day is about love and kindness to everyone!
- Plan any day to be a Love My Significant Other Day. Don’t put so much pressure on the actual day. If the 14th of February doesn’t work, schedule your own Valentine’s Day! Feeling bad because the hospital scheduled your shift at 7p.m. and you can’t make Valentine’s dinner shouldn’t be the end of the world. Feeling lonely because your date cancelled should be looked at as an opportunity for creativity. Go to his work and leave notes for him in his car. Surprise her with a balloon tied to her mailbox.
- Give a gift that emotionally matters. Give gifts from the heart, not ones that break the bank. That necklace at Tiffany’s she has always wanted is fabulous, and the latest outdoor grill from Sears is also perfect but, times get tight. A small, inexpensive or handmade gift can be a home run if it shows appreciation for a unique aspect of the recipient or your shared relationship.
- Learn a new recipe to cook each Valentine’s Day. Make a tradition of cooking a new meal every Valentine’s Day. This year could be a risotto with squash! Cooking for anyone will make you feel happy inside. Have all the foods you love to eat and share them with others! As Maya Angelou said, “Eating is so intimate. Its very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.”
- Love yourself on Valentine’s Day. Take a minute for yourself. Turn off your phone and computer for the entire day and do whatever you want! Make the day about things you want to be doing. If you want to stay inside all day, lying on the couch, watching Netflix, then do it! Take a breather day and don’t worry about the chores. Go to a movie, walk around the mall, buy yourself a gift, or do art all day. Whatever you chose make sure you are happy!
“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” – Sex and the City