Valentine’s Is Tomorrow: What Are Your Plans?

The Chronicles of Narnia.

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, guys! What do YOU have planned?

I will tell you the truth: I get nervous every time around this year, as I wonder what I should do this time around. There is the pressure to not disappoint, and I don’t want to focus on simply buying things because then you can get into the trap of having to spend more and more money each year. 😉 I also want to do something a bit different, just so that there is an element of surprise.

However, what I think is important is to show some appreciation for the other person, not just on that day but everyday. Sometimes the simple gestures can become meaningful, and sometimes jewellery is a nice touch!

Last year I talked about 3 Frugal Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day. I believe that these ideas are timeless, and you won’t go wrong  if you decide to try them out. I also want to recommend something else that I have done from time to time (and not just on Valentine’s Day): a weekend trip to a bed & breakfast.

I did this once to a farm B&B a couple of hours out west, and the place was beautifully decorated and very warm. We had a very delicious game meat dinner, and the room was very comfortable and even came with a bottle of champagne. This was a romantic time, and our next trip to a B&B also did not disappoint: this time we went a couple of hours to the east, to a B&B on top of a hill with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.

The owner was very cheerful and hospitable, and breakfast was delicious with crepes and fruit. The place had a heated indoor pool, and the surroundings were great because it had started snowing, and everything was frosted with a bit of snow like out of the Chronicles of Narnia. It was a very beautiful time.

I will close this with my thoughts: things come and go, but your memories will be cherished forever. Try something a bit different, and remember all of the good times that you had together, and make it a great Valentine’s Day. :)

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I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day. :)

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  1. says

    I will be watching a high school basketball game. However, I have all my gifts purchased. I always buy candy and lottery tickets for the kids and have them sitting at the table waiting for them when they get up. (Aren’t I a great mom encouraging gambling? They love those scratch off tickets, and I buy them for the kids once a year.) I bought a card for my husband, but not a gift yet. Yikes, it is our 24th Valentines Day!

  2. says

    Nothing special this V-day! My wife and I don’t really spend money on valentines day as like you mention it seems to increase each year and you think you have to out spend the last. Usually a movie and dinner is all that is ever planned.

    • says

      @Ways to Invest Money Movie & dinner is always good. :) I don’t like the idea of the spiral either so I try to mix it up, and celebrate things outside of the standard days, too.

  3. littlehouse2009 says

    Mr. LH and I really don’t celebrate V-day (I know, we’re so unromantic!) but we’ll probably spend the evening watching a movie. (It also doesn’t help it’s a “work night” – I get up really early on weekdays. :( )

  4. says

    Or you can skip the skype and pretend that you were living in the days before modern technology, and write each other a letter, instead. It will be interesting to see what you guys wrote when you meet up again. 😉

  5. says

    Flowers and food? It’s our first Valentine’s Day married so anything too big and I’ll have to one-up myself every year subsequently. I mean, I’ll get points just for remembering the favorite flower (irises, of course!).

  6. 101centavos says

    I think men should just get bonus points for remembering. Having said that, a well written love poem or sentiment on a nice card should be the bare minimum.

    And none of it matters anyway, because the ladies are harsh graders with cast-iron memories. Forget just *one* time, and you’ll know of it for a loooong time … :-)

  7. says

    @101, I think we should get major points for remembering :)

    We had a quiet night in. Just the way we like it. Actually, I cooked dinner….just the way my wife likes it!

  8. AmoTango says

    Thank you for the flowers and tasty chocolates :) Quiet day this year, but every year shouldn’t be the same. I like surprises.

  9. says

    During Valentine’s day, my wife was in Bhutan, and this week she’s in India, so I went solo with a short reunion in between. Fortunately, she comes back tomorrow, and next weekend, we’ll take an adventurous trip up the Malaysian coast.

    • says

      You guys live in such an awesome part of the world. Is there any room there for software developer and blogger guys like myself? 😉