People often associate having an alcoholic beverage, such as champagne,
with celebrations. Now that February is here and Valentine’s Day
is around the corner, you might even see commercials on TV depicting couples
enjoying a romantic dinner with a glass of wine, or a bottle of champagne
paired with a box of chocolates and red roses. However, while it might
seem natural or expected to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a drink,
it is absolutely unnecessary to do so. There are numerous ways to shower
the one you love with affection that do not involve breaking your commitment
This year, and for every year after, redefine Valentine’s Day for
yourself and understand that love does not require a drink.
Below is a list of tips that will help get you through Valentine’s
Day without touching any of the bubbly:
- Not everyone is in a relationship, but if you happen to have someone with
whom you want to spend this day, do something nice for them. Consider
spoiling him or her with a lavish meal that you cook from scratch or if
you would rather not cook, make a reservation at a nice restaurant. Just
remember that your meal does not have to be accompanied with wine, champagne,
or any other alcoholic beverages.
- Get in touch with the great outdoors. Valentine’s Day is about romance
and what could be more romantic than going out for a hike to take in the
beauty of nature and all it has to offer. If the weather is too chilly
for outdoor exploration, go to an indoor shopping mall and get your significant
other a gift. If you are single, treat yourself to something. You deserve it!
- Along the same lines as the previous tip, regardless if you are in a relationship,
it would be a wonderful idea to buy yourself Valentine’s Day present.
This day is about love and that also includes self-love. It does not have
to be expensive. In fact, it can be as small or grand as you want it to
be as long as it makes you happy.
- Valentine’s Day is vastly different for children than it is for adults.
For young ones, it is all about chocolate, candy hearts, and cute little
pre-made Valentine’s Day cards. Enjoy what it feels like to be a
kid again and hand out Valentine’s Day cards to those you care about
the most and get yourself a few chocolate goodies to nibble on.
- In the end, Valentine’s Day only lasts for a day. If you just want
to spend it as you would any other day, go for it. Follow your usual routine
and let it pass without ceremony. You are under no obligation to celebrate
this holiday if it is only going to stress you out or pressure you into
engaging in harmful behavior.
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