Valentine’s Day is a pretty big deal around here. As officiants in the business of telling love stories, Valentine’s Day is kind of our holiday. Lots of people want to get married on Valentine’s Day and even more get engaged. We also celebrate Love In The Square around this time of the year. And would you believe that founder and owner Shawn Miller’s birthday also happens to be on Valentine’s Day? It’s like he was born for this job.
But as much as we love February 14th, we don’t want it to be the one big romantic day of the year. We believe every day should be filled with love.
We want you to make every day Valentine’s Day.
Now, we don’t mean you have to buy a box of candy hearts (that taste like chalk) every single day. We’re not saying you need to make fancy dinner reservations or bring home fresh flowers every night. But we are saying if the only time of the year you think about flowers is Valentine’s Day, there might be a problem.
Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love. Yes, it may have been commercialized and created by a greeting card company. But at its core, Valentine’s is about telling the people you love just how much you love them. So why are we waiting for an arbitrary date on a calendar to tell us when to do that? Why aren’t we telling and showing our loved ones how much they mean to us every single day of the year?
Celebrating Valentine’s every day doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are some easy ways to live February 14th all year long:
- Say “I love you” every day, a few times a day. Seal it with a kiss.
- Let your partner sleep in while you get the kids ready for school.
- Make dinner even if it’s not your turn.
- Send your partner a cute text while you’re at work so they know you were thinking about them.
- Give your partner a foot massage for no reason.
- Let your partner choose what you’ll watch on Netflix.
- Tell your partner why you appreciate them.
- Write your partner a card just because.
- When you go out to get gas, pick up your partner’s favourite chocolate bar to surprise them.
There are countless ways to celebrate your partner and how much you love them every single day. Don’t wait until chocolate prices soar and dinner reservations are impossible to get just to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
written by Riana Ang-Canning
feature image by Erica Miller Photography