New Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day has become a regular celebration – like birthdays and anniversaries – but there’s a risk of it becoming cliche. Receiving flowers, chocolates and greeting cards is sweet, and there’s the standard of an intimate dinner or a romantic getaway. However, the thrill can disappear as time goes by because you already know what to expect on February 14. Why not try something new?
VroomVroomVroom has come up with a list of unique Valentine’s Day ideas that will hopefully bring back the spark in your relationship and create wonderful memories. Whether you are married, dating, or single, we have thought of ways on how you can celebrate the Feast of Saint Valentine since this day isn’t only for lovers but for those who truly believe in love.
Give a non-traditional bouquet
Instead of giving your loved one a dozen or bouquet of roses, try substituting that with paper flowers or your partner’s favorite vegetable like carrots. It may seem funny, but that hilarious moment is something that both of you can share for a lifetime. It’s a nice touch to make the paper flowers yourself and you can easily learn origami here.
If flowers are not your thing, then try thinking of personalized gifts for your special someone. You can cook dinner, make a collage of photos, or compile his/her favorite songs in a CD or USB. Although some people think these gifts are quite common, the time and effort you spent working on it will be greatly appreciated.
Travel to a new place
Instead of planning a romantic holiday to a popular tourist spot like Las Vegas in the USA or Sydney in Australia, go on a road trip and check out places you haven’t been to before. Of course, you will need a reliable and affordable rental car for this and VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect vehicle. You don’t have to go that far for your Valentine’s Day adventure because there could be some areas within your city that you haven’t explored yet. It could be as simple as going to Chinatown or the Docklands.
Have a group date
Instead of spending time together alone, make it more fun by organizing a group date with your friends. Do it the Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux way, who decided to spend their honeymoon with close friends. Just make sure to mingle with everyone so as not to make anyone feel like a third wheel, especially if they arrived without a partner.
Be a volunteer
Make this Valentine’s Day memorable by giving service to others. Whether you are in a relationship or single, giving love to total strangers by volunteering can be fulfilling. Get in touch with charitable institutions and non-profit fundraising organizations for their upcoming events. You and your friends can even organize your own fundraising event for selected charity.
Try a new tradition
There are some countries that celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way so do some research and try it out. You won’t only be learning a new culture, but also get to experience the occasion in a traditional way even if you didn’t leave your own country. If Santa Claus comes out every Christmas, Jack Valentine appears every 14th of February and he gives treats and presents to children in Norfolk, England. Why not act like Old Father/Mother Valentine in your community and start giving gifts to kids?
These are just a few unique Valentine’s Day ideas and if you have more suggestions, please feel free to share them in the comment box below.
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