1. Make a book about why you love your spouse and why you are thankful for him/her.
  2. Take your loved one on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around a specific location. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.
  3. After enjoying a candlelight dinner for two at home, watch one of your favourite movies
  4. Surprise your spouse with a special getaway together.
  5. Give your loved one a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy.
  6. If possible, go on a date with your spouse to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favourite memories from the past year. Then share your lists.
  7. Have 11 roses delivered to your wife, and then give her a 12th yourself while reading her a love poem.
  8. Fill a large box with helium balloons and special gifts for Valentine’s Day.
  9. Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic on your living room floor.
  10. Privacy and weather permitting, watch a romantic movie on your deck or patio.
  11. If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.
  12. Make a meal with symbols of love.
  13. Hide little heart candies in your loved one’s shoes, coat, car, etc.
  14. Show up at your loved one’s office before lunch. Call them from the parking lot and tell them you are going to take them for a lunch rendezvous.
  15. Fill a jar with Valentine candy and notes for your loved one.
  16. Write a poem for your spouse and frame it.
  17. On individual note cards, write why you love your spouse. Insert these cards in a small photo album.
  18. Make a special “14 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. On his/her plate, leave a letter or card listing 14 reasons that you love your spouse.
  19. Spend the evening indoor camping with one of your favourite meals.
  20. Take part in an adventurous activity such as: paintball, ice skating, hiking or even a hot air balloon trip.

Have fun on February 14, and remember: Love is not meant to be given and received on just Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s to be practiced every single day of the entire year.

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