Most of us would agree with George Eliot’s words,
“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.”
So make it important to tell your valentine “I love you” and as actions speak louder than words here are a few ideas you could use to demonstrate your love.
Send a Valentine’s Card
Make it special by writing a few heartfelt lines telling her why you love her and why you are thankful for her. If you are artistic, say it in the form of a poem. Buy your card in advance and send it through the mail. It's a small touch, and it makes it that bit more special.
We all know that roses double in price for Valentine’s Day and that’s no reason to not buy them. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy (example: Watch a sunset). If you really want to move her, Give the first 11 in a bouquet, holding one back (the best date), and present it to her while reading a love poem.
Alternatively give one rose for every year or month (as appropriate) of the relationship. Attach a card to each rose with an “I love you because …” note and tell her the things you love or admire about her.
On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of. Fold them and place them in a red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your Valentine. Ask her to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described. Follow link for “Kisses” Ideas. I’m sure you can think of lots more places to kiss. You could even play Kiss Snap. Print out several sets of the kisses on sheets of card, and cut them so each kiss is on its own playing card sized piece. When you have a “snap” you both know what kiss to give.
Surprise her with a Romantic Meal
Create an intimate Valentine’s candle-lit dinner at home, Even if you’re a cave man in the kitchen you could fry a couple of steaks served with a salad followed by fruit and cream. What you cook is less important than the fact you've cooked – because you’ve made the effort, she’ll love it. Create the most romantic setting you can, use your best china, open a bottle of bubbly, light every candle you have, make sure some are scented. Dress up in your finest and ask your Valentine to do the same – just tell her you have something special lined up. You could even choose an outfit for her. Plan the menu, don’t forget to include some aphrodisiac foods such as Oysters, Strawberries, Cherries, Water Melon, Whipped Cream – and of course Chocolate. How about having a chocolate fondue and dipping heart shaped strawberries?
Having enjoyed a candlelight dinner for two, give your Valentine a Swedish massage. The primary goal of the Swedish massage is relaxation. It’s impossible to feel stressed during and after a Swedish massage. How to Give a Swedish massage. If you're not confident about giving the massage yourself, why not book a massage for her in the afternoon, giving you the opportunity to prepare for the evening. Valentine's Day is on a Saturday this year, so she is unlikely to have any objections to this.
Laugh & Cry Together
Watch a romantic movie together, or even a great comedy. Alternatively, read poetry to each other in candlelight. There's a great selection of poems to inspire you on Family Friend Poems.
A Gift to Treasure
Delight her with some quality jewellery, the gift of love. I have never met a woman yet who doesn’t love the thought of being given jewellery. Don’t forget the Cliché “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” well I’m afraid it’s true, a gift of diamonds is the most romantic gift of all. I once hid a diamond necklace inside a Valentine’s card box. That was 35 years ago; she is still my wife and still talks about it!