Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that is solely dedicated to love and companionship. For many this day involves spoiling each other with flowers, cards, teddy bears and chocolates while others prefer to surprise each other with a small gift or a night out to the movies or dinner.
The day originated at the Roman Festival Lupercalia when women would put their names in an urn and have them drawn out by a man they would be committed to for the next year, and more often than not these matches ended up in marriage.
Romance is a key factor to a healthy relationship and helps to keep the spark alive between couples. Even if you are away on the day a simple phone call or a card with your name and a small gift will still show your affection and commitment to the one you love.
Some ideas to surprise your loved one this year would be to let them sleep in, bring them breakfast in bed. In the language of flowers a single red rose or a bouquet of roses says ‘I love you’. It is important to tell the ones we love how much they mean to us before it is too late. No matter what you do, just celebrate with your loved one and spoil them!