Valentine's Day Alternatives for the Too-Tired-to-Celebrate
Write a Love Letter
Handwritten letters have all but disappeared. With the onset of email, fax machines, and cell phones, who needs to write anyone a letter, let alone has time to do so? Make an agreement with your spouse that you will each write the other a letter as your Valentine’s Day gift. Focus on thanking each other for the things each of you does, and on how far you’ve come in your life together. The best parts about this gift: it’s free and it will last forever.
Mark Twain once said, “No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” At one end of the spectrum, perfect love may be represented by a romantic meal, a sleepless night, and a lot of lace. At the other end, a letter of validation and a clean house may have greater meaning. Neither extreme is right or wrong—it’s all about what works for you on any given Valentine’s Day—but this year, I say bring on the stationery and the cleaning lady!
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