Valentine’s Day is a special day around the world. On February 14th of every year, lovers express their love in different ways. This day is celebrated by many people across the world, most especially Christians
There are several historical stories associated with Valentine’s Day, however, one of the popular stories is an account of the imprisonment of Saint Valentine of Rome for ministering to Christians persecuted under the Roman Empire in the third century. According to an early tradition, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his jailer. Numerous later additions to the tale have better related it to the theme of love, an 18th-century embellishment to the legend claims he wrote the jailer’s daughter a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell message before his execution.
Meanwhile, one would say the celebration is going to be a dull one for Nigerians, due to the Naira and fuel scarcity in the country as the celebration would be limited for many people.
However, there are other ways one could couples can express their love to each other without having to break the bank.
- Staying indoors to watch movies via streaming
This is one of the most pleasant and private ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved ones. You could put a smile on their faces by staying indoors while watching a series of movies on popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime, Disney, Hulu, and many others. Having different kinds of munchies like chocolates, biscuits, and popcorn, could also light up the mood
It would also be preferable to watch romantic and emotional movies like Romeo and Juliet, Intergalactic, Purple hearts, The perfect date, and several others. This idea will no doubt boost the strength of love with your partner.
- Cooking delicious meals at home
Treating your partner to a delicious delicacy will boost the strength of your love.
For instance, when cooking a delicious meal for your partner before they wake up in the morning, this is fondly referred to as ‘breakfast in bed’. This tactic is best used by men, studies have also shown that when making prepare meals for women, it strengthens the pillar of the relationship, as several women find it romantic when men cook for them.
* Going to the Beach via e-hailing taxi rides
Going to the beach and having a lovely view of your surroundings with your partner is also an excellent idea for celebrating Valentine’s Day, although, if you have trouble getting fuel for your car or you don’t have a car, it is advisable to use a taxi, preferably any e-hailing transport you know. You could also partake in several activities at the beach, including horse riding, Atv rides, partying, and several others. With a budget of 20,000, you could have a good time.
- Sharing memories and quality time
Sharing memories and looking at how far you and your partner have been together is a good idea on how to celebrate the valentines, for instance, a married couple could play videos of their wedding and several other videos they had together, this is also a very good tactic in building a strong relationship, it can also help whenever the relationship is falling apart.
* Leave a note/love letters
Studies have shown that writing a love letter lets your partner know their importance in your life, captures what makes your relationship special, and demonstrates what makes the person you are with amazing to you.
* Enjoy the season with friends and loved ones
Communication is the key to strengthening any relationship, spending quality time could also go a long way, it provides shared interests as well as the opportunity to have fun and laugh together. All these experiences help to create closeness and exclusivity in a relationship. Regularly setting aside time for one another is a small way to make a big impact on your relationship.
* Going to resort parks or having picnics
Having a picnic with friends or family (or both!) is a great time to strengthen those relationship bonds. Being outdoors and feeling free takes a lot of the anxiety or stress out of even the most fraught relationships. It gives you all a break from your busy lives and gifts you time to talk and relax.