Whether or not you are spending the night in or going out to celebrate, make sure you take the time to let the ones you love know how special they are. Even if you are single, everyone has someone they love in their life. Make you sure you let them know!
Here are a few tips to make your Valentine’s Day as lovely as possible.
Showing Your Appreciation: Valentine’s Day is not about the gifts, this holiday is about celebrating love and happiness. Reaching out to someone you care about or lending a helping hand are great ways to show your gratitude. Even if your budget is tight, you can still spread the love by making a homemade card. Click here for some great ideas for DIY cards.
Going All Out: Remember that not everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day the same way. Some people celebrate at home and some send their significant others flowers. It is never appropriate to ask why someone did not receive a present from their significant other. If you are going to bring gifts for friends in a group or at the office, try to do it in private unless you are bringing them for everyone.
Spread the Love: Try something new this holiday to bring joy to others. You can make cards to drop off at a hospital or bring food or a dessert to someone who might be feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day.
Mind Your Manners: Nothing crushes a romantic evening more than seeing someone chewing with their mouth open or forgetting to use a napkin. Ensure that the focus stays on the romance by minding your manners.
Nix the Technology: If you’re having a romantic dinner or even a dinner with some of your friends, turn your phone on vibrate or silent to keep the disruptions minimal. And if you plan to share what lovely things have happened to you on social media, make sure you do it tastefully.
Keep these tips in mind as the big day approaches. This holiday is for everyone in love, whether it’s your children or significant other, take the time to show you care.
However you choose to celebrate, do it with full consideration and appreciation. This is what etiquette is all about.