Seeing Red is Not So Bad

That is if you’re seeing red in a loving way. Or pink for that matter. Those are the most common colors associated with Valentine’s Day which is slowly creeping up.

Next week you can expect to see store displays heaving under all the hearts and flowers and candy.

But, it can get quite cheesy.

If you don’t want to get caught up in all the generic cards and chocolates, then we have some ideas for you.

How can you make that special day a lasting memory that you’ll cherish?

Plan ahead.

Don’t wait until the last minute, dashing into the nearest drugstore for a wilted rose or a box of stale chocolates.

Figure out what it is that you and your significant other really enjoy. Is it some quiet time away from the kids? Then find a babysitter or family member you can trust to watch them for an hour or so. Use that time to talk and listen to each other without the banter of children in the background. Go to a local coffee shop or bookstore and savor every minute.

Do you like to eat out at nice places? If you haven’t booked a spot by now it might be too late, but you never know so call up the restaurant. Or go the day before or after Valentine’s, you’ll probably save money too!

Bake a special treat for the whole family to enjoy. It’s great way for young children to share in the love between their parents. When they see the love expressed between their parents, they will be better able to express their feelings when they’re adults.

Remember it’s not all about the holiday, it’s about getting the chance to really share your love, admiration, affection etc. with that special person in your life.

And as we said before, you don’t have to get caught up in all that hype of buying “stuff” to make the day memorable. Sometimes the best memories are made simply spending some quality time with one another.