Maybe you love the idea and tradition of Valentine’s Dinner with your love or perhaps you are looking for something different or a little more economical. Here are some ideas to bring some love and warmth to your Valentine’s Day.




Preparing a meal together:


I know I said no dinner…but there is something really lovely about preparing a meal together and sitting down, just the two of you, to eat it. Dim the lights, add a few candles and some music and you’ve got a beautiful setting for a romantic evening. Depending on what your life looks like…. maybe the kids are watching a movie or at Grandma and Grandpa’s house? Whatever the situation just remember to put away your phones and give your significant other the gift of presence!



A handwritten letter:


When was the last time you received a handwritten letter from someone, not to mention your partner! For some, expressing emotions is tough but a letter can make it easier! There is nothing more romantic or touching than when someone writes down on paper how they feel about you. Do this for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Tell them exactly what you love and appreciate about them. Nothing says I love you like your own words.




A romantic walk or snowshoe:


Whether it’s a stroll down Mill Street in Almonte, or Bridge Street in Carleton Place or a snowshoe at Beckwith Trail, this is a great way to have some one-on-one time with your significant other. Doing something active releases endorphins which will make you both feel great and full of life. This will also pull you out of your normal everyday routine and allow for some technology free time together.





Love notes:


Hide notes or candy hearts where you know your love will find them. For instance, you could tape a love note to her steering wheel, slip another one in her wallet, and tape another onto the handle of her toothbrush. Waking up in the morning to find a post-it note on the coffee maker from your loved one saying he/she loves you is the best!




Movie night:


Watch a romantic movie together and make sure to add treats! Whether you have Netflix or another streaming option there are TONS of movies right at your fingertips. You could also head to your local library and choose one of the many DVD’s they have to offer (as long as you still have a DVD player!) Turn on your fireplace if you’ve got one and voila!





What is your favourite thing to do on Valentine’s Day?