Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your S.O. (significant other), friends, family, and/or pets, I have a planning checklist that may make this holiday less stressful + more enjoyable for you:
1.) Valentine’s Day (February 14) is on a Friday this year.
2.) Buy or make cards to give to your main squeeze, family, or friends. Keep in mind the personality of the person you are giving it to… not yourself. Sentimental? Humorous? Cute? Target & Papyrus have the cutest ones this year. If you wanna go the paperless/green/frugal route, send an e-card from Paperless Post. Another fun idea: Give the little Valentine’s (you know, the ones you gave out to your classmates in your grade school days).
3.) Mail cards no later than Wednesday, February 12th.
4.) Staying @ home or going out to celebrate? Whatever you decide, pick something that you and your partner/friends/family/pets love to do. Movie night? Wine tasting? Brewery tour? Dog park? Hiking? Cooking? Gaming? Music? Running? Friendship Brunch? Cuddling? Exploring? Shopping? Walking?
6.) If you opted for the fancy dinner option… make your reservations today. Valentine’s Day + Friday night = Booked restaurants if you wait until too late. Go straight to Open Table now.
8.) Decide on gifts. Buy, make your own, or forgo this year? Some creative ideas for DIY gifts can be found here and here. A dream Valentine’s Day wish list can be found here. Not very crafty? Think about where the person you’re buying the gift for would shop. Best Buy? Dick’s? Amazon? Start there. A ticket to a concert/tour/comedy show is always thoughtful too. I love this idea for a Love Language jar.
10.) Don’t forget the details. Fresh flowers. Candy. Phone calls. Texts. Playlists.
11.) Take the time out of your busy schedule to enjoy Valentine’s Day – appreciate love for your self, others, and life. “Love is all you need.” Right?
For all you loves in the Central Ohio-area, I’m working on a list of ideas for things to do in & around the city. Stay tuned.