Happy Valentine’s Day alternatives. I have never been the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. It is a holiday that I feel should be represented every day of the year. But I realize that for some people that Valentine’s Day is a very special day. So with that, I hope your Valentine’s Day is everything you wanted and more.
I am not your typical Valentine’s Day lover nor do I want all the typical Valentine’s Day gifts that come along with the day. Most couples plan a nice fancy dinner for two, along with the cards, candies, and flowers. All these things a great but I would rather have some alternatives instead.
Valentine’s Day Alternatives
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated each year. The holiday has been celebrated for decades. But this year may look a little different with the country being socially distanced and in some places shut down. So what are we going to do to celebrate this holiday?
Instead of Candy
Chocolates are associated with Valentine’s Day. Not really sure how they became such a staple piece but many couples buy some form of it on this holiday. I think because it is such a sweet-tasting snack that people like to splurge for it each year.
What is funny is that some people’s New Years’ resolution is to get into shape or lose weight. But a month later they are eating chocolate. I know dark chocolate has some healthy aspects but only in moderation.
So, what should replace those yummy morsels? Maybe something that lasts a bit longer than sweets. Something that you can place in your home and remember that it came from this special day.
Instead of Flowers
Roses have become the main Valentine’s Day flower. Couples buy a bouquet of flowers to give to their loved ones on this holiday. Yes, I agree flowers are pretty and smell good but in a few days to a week, those flowers are going to be wilting and dropping petals.
So, instead of flowers that will last a week why not get a green indoor plant. A plant adds warmth and coziness to your home. It also helps provide fresh air within your house. Even if you do not have a green thumb there are plenty of gorgeous faux plants that you can add to your home that require less attention.
Instead of a Fancy Dinner
Going out for dinner on Valentine’s day is nice. Able to dress up and have a nice quiet meal with your loved one. Thinking about 2020 and the beginning of 2021 most restaurants are closed or not allowing in door seating. Just because these places are closed does not mean you have to give up your dinner date.
Instead, maybe ordering out and eating your dinner in the comfort of your home. You can dress up or dress down, whatever makes you feel like you are still celebrating the holiday. I am looking forward to some chips and queso!
Instead of a Card
The price of a well written and pretty card continues to increase every year. Most cards get read and then just thrown in the trash. Instead of throwing your money at big companies, write a letter to your significant other. Something that comes from your heart is going to mean much more than a card that someone else wrote.
No matter how you celebrate Valentine’s day just make sure you show love to your other half or kiddos. I personally feel like we shouldn’t need a holiday to show our love but to take that day and show them extra love.
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I hope you found something useful or try something new for Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day alternatives.
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These are some wonderful alternatives. My husband is deployed so I’ll just be at home with lots of chocolate and chick flicks.
Aww I hope you have a wonderful time watching movies and hope you can celebrate with your hubby soon!!
Thank you for this alternative list. An indoor plant makes a nice change from the standard roses (though still pretty!)
I am such a plant lover and would much rather have one to thrive instead of dying flowers. Thank you.
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I agree with you , chocolates make you fat and flowers will eventually die. Personally, I don’t feel that there should be a special day in the year to say I love you to someone. According to me, everyday is a valentine day!
Exactly!! I agree 100% with you.
This Valentines day will be focused on family activities. I think making a dessert and a movie is what I will do
Oh that is amazing. That sounds like a great plan.
I love these suggestions! Especially the plant in lieu of flowers! I also love doing a special dinner at home. We usually do a fondue dinner at home and it’s so fun and relaxing!
Fondue sounds delicious. If my boys wouldn’t make a huge mess with it, maybe when they are a little older.
Valentines day is celebrating love not just in romantic ways. I would love to just spend it at home, in the living room watching a good movie and good food and yes some chips with family 🙂 . Love your suggestions though 🙂
Yes, completely agree. Thank you.
These are really thoughtful and sweet alternatives to typical Valentine’s day celebrations! There are many ways to celebrate love and to show appreciation.
I agree. I think each couple needs to come up with the best ways to show appreciation because everyone is different.
It’s always good to look for alternatives! I don’t have anyone to spend my Valentine’s yet, but I love the ideas you’ve proposed here. 🙂
Thank you so much!
These are great alternatives. But no matter what, I never celebrate Valentine’s day!
Haha, I am not a big celebrator of the holiday either but we will do something special for the day. Thank you!
Great alternate list. I do think I’ll go with chocolate though but mostly because my partner is huge on chocolate so it will make him very happy. also we will probably bake at home
Definitely have to keep them happy! Baking at home sounds nice, hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Great ideas! A lot of these I wouldn’t even have thought of.