VALENTINE’S DAY IS JUST ONE OF THE many important days in a year that I dread ever since I started long distance relationship (with the most amazing guy I’ve ever dated) just because I know that I won’t be one of the many people who’ll be celebrating it with their life partner by their side but that doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate it with style. Yes, it takes a lot of creativity and patience to actually come up with something special for this day especially when your timezones are completely way off but that doesn’t mean you can’t do what couples who are physically together do.
It’s such a special way of showing how much you appreciate and love a person when you do something out of the ordinary or putting a lot of effort into something for them. My beau has always been a lover of music and instruments, and ever since we’ve met, he’s been writing songs and poems for me. I remember the first time we celebrated Valentine’s away from each other, he called me up first thing in the morning and he just started strumming his guitar and singing songs that (according to him) reminds him of me. I was completely swept away by the gesture. It was sweet, romantic and intimate, and I know it is something that I won’t see on the store front and that what made it even more special.
Below is the list that are simple yet sweet things (that actually worked) that you can do this Valentine’s for that partner of yours who is thousand miles away. I promise it doesn’t require money. Just you and your sincerity are enough.
WRITE A SONG OR POEM
… Because this is the end game of all end games. There is nothing more romantic and special than having someone you love write the things he/she loves about you and make it into a work of art. You don’t have to be a professional to express your love and adoration through music or literature because it’s the heart that talks and not the brain.
SING A SONG
… Because who said singing is only for Karaoke? Just because you can’t write a song doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to sing. Sing to him/ her all her favourite love songs and he/she will be all over you in no time.
SKYPE DINNER DATE
… Because who said dinner dates can’t be done using the power of technology (and internet)? Put on your best dress/suit, set that table, put some flowers and candles, bring on the chicken and prop that laptop on the table, and VOILA! a date courtesy of Skype. Not only is it unique but also innovative.
PLAYLIST OR MIX TAPE
… Because no one can resist the power of music. It would be utterly thoughtful and sweet if you make your partner a list of songs that remind you of him/her or the relationship you two have. I’m currently in the process of putting all together the songs that speaks what my heart feels and the journey we had all through out our relationship. One of the songs I recommend that you consider is Rachel Platten’s Better Place.
WRITE A LETTER
… Because nothing beats a good tear-jerking letter from someone you love. This is one of the favourite things my beau and I do for each other all the time. It is sweet and simple, and can totally hit home. It doesn’t need to be long, a short letter that says how much you love them and how lucky they make you feel are more than enough.
… Because who said you can’t be sexy for your partner from the other side of the world. I’m pretty sure it would make some of you blush that I actually wrote this but let’s be honest, it’s necessary. I don’t need to get into detail how you guys can do this but let me tell you, this is your cherry on top. And yes, I consider this sweet because it takes a lot of effort to pull this off.
There are a lot of things that you can show and make that your partner will feel the love even from the other side of the world. Remember that it’s always the thought that counts but most especially it’s the person that makes it even more special. You don’t need to be near to your loved one to show that you love and adore them and as much as it sucks that your loved one is far, keep in mind that distance never separates two people who are truly in love.
I hope I gave you guys good ideas and I would totally love to hear your thoughts about this.
Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!