Even though Valentines Day is over, its never too early to start prepping for next year.
Most of my friends are anti-Valentines Day. They always give this spiel about how Valentines Day is made for a bunch of corporations to make money by convincing you to go buy stuff, and if you don’t, you do not love or even care about your “Valentine.”
So lets define what a Valentine really is.
1. A card or message, usually amatory or sentimental but sometimes satirical or comical, or a token or gift sent by one person to another on Valentines Day, sometimes anonymously.
2. A sweetheart chosen or greeted on this day.
3. A written or other artistic work, message, token, etc., expressing affection for something or someone: His photographic essay is a valentine to Paris.
So non of those definitions are invasive, instead they are just ways to show someone they are special on February the 14th.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT an expert, but I do like Valentines Day.
It’s not hard to make your Valentine feel special. Here are some things that are simple and nice to do for someone you care about.
1. Surprise Them: If this person likes surprises then surprise them, it doesn’t have to be a big surprise – maybe a good morning text or something they like. Maybe bring them their favorite food or drink item during a time of their day that they would enjoy it (Also, building a surprise up can be really fun).
2. Sonic Happy Hour: This kinda goes with my first point, but you can get them a half-price drink from 2-4pm everyday! Just swing by and get your special someone their favorite drink.
3. Be intentional: Intentional is an overused term at MC, but it is key to having a good Valentines Day. Make an effort that is slightly out of the ordinary, but something that shows that you care.
4. Plan: This one is mainly for guys. Planning is one of the things that we just do not view as important, but if you plan it shows that you care. Caring is always a good thing, and is very helpful in making your Valentine feel special.
5. Go all out: Now this is a tricky one. Going all out DOES NOT mean breaking the bank for your Valentine, but rather just putting a lot of thought and effort into it. Doing things in a big way makes your Valentine feel especially special. As cliche as this might sound, putting thought and time into your Valentine’s, Valentine’s Day gift/surprise/meal thing you’ve planned, is more important than spending money! I know it’s revolutionary but I personally am surprising my Valentine in a very special way at minimal cost.
6. Enjoy your day: This day is not meant to be stressful, but enjoyable. So enjoy it!
Happy belated Valentines Day!
-Kenneth, Chawktalker, Valentines day fan, and Junior Music lover