Most couples who have been married for a while believe that Valentine’s day is nothing but a Hallmark holiday. It is an opportunity for greeting card companies and confectionery manufacturers to push their sales. Only naive young couples in romance-brimming relationships tend to fall for this commercial Valentine’s frenzy. Mature couples are too smart to buy into these marketing gimmicks. While long-married couples dismiss the artificial commercialized Valentine’s day, sometimes they also ignore the true essence of this day.
Valentine’s day is the day to celebrate love and to show affection and gratitude to your partner. With diminishing intimacy and simmering romance, long married couples are the ones who actually need Valentine’s day. Amidst juggling kids, chores and jobs, couples often forget to express love and care for each other. Valentine’s day can be the day for them to rejuvenate their relationship and spend some quality time with each other. It is the perfect occasion to add a burst of romance in their passion parched relationships.
Here are some ways in which mature couples can celebrate Valentine’s day:
1. Make a new tradition
Pick an activity of your and your partner’s choice for Valentine’s day, say watching a romantic movie, going for a picnic, a short romantic getaway or dinner at a fancy restaurant. Make this activity a tradition for Valentine’s days in the following years. This tradition will remind you to celebrate love and fuel your relationship every year on Valentine’s day.
2. Reminisce old Valentine days
All long married couples were once young and passionate lovers. You and your partner must have some sweet memories of your old Valentine’s day celebrations. Reminisce those days and maybe relive them. You can celebrate this Valentine’s day the way you did when your relationship was new. This can be very fun, an exciting change in your married life routine.
3. Spend the entire day with each other
If you have small children- hire a babysitter, if you have teenage children- send them away, do your chores and run your errands in advance, make yourselves completely available for the day and spend it only with your partner. The two of you can do whatever you want to do together, go for long walks, talk to each other for hours and you will be surprised to learn new things about each other after all these years.
4. Give gifts
As cliche as it sounds, giving gifts on Valentine’s day can never go wrong. Things maybe overpriced on Valentine’s day and it is perhaps foolish to buy gifts at that time. But, gifts are not about the money, it’s the thought behind the gift that counts. However big or small, give a thoughtful gift to your partner this Valentine’s day, it will definitely bring a positive change in your relationship.
If you have been married for a while and are happy with your relationship, then you must celebrate Valentine’s day. You should take some time out to thank your partner for their support, express your love and affection and make efforts to replenish your relationship.