Being in a long-distance relationship is a challenge for many, but what keeps it more challenging is that you need to celebrate important holidays-alone such as birthdays, Christmas, New Year, anniversary and Valentine’s Day while your special someone is miles away from seeing each other and on the other side of the globe.
While you keep on crossing out some days before February 14, couples who just live close by are still pouring out efforts to plan for that day. The big question falls for those couples who are in LDR status, how do you spend Valentine’s Day?
There are 14 million couples are in a long-distance relationship according to Statistic Brain Institute. Couples who are in LDRs live an average of 125 miles apart from one another and try to see each other with an average of 1.5 times per month.
Some family members and friends may view LDR as risky since it may get complicated at some points and lonely especially when holidays like Valentine’s Day arrives.
But it doesn’t mean that you are in LDR relationship you can’t able to express your love to your other half and can’t enjoy what the holiday has to offer. You need to be more creative and exert extra effort. Here are some tips that might help.
Flowers and Special Deliveries
A typical option for couples is sending flowers through a courier; however, there are still other alternatives that you can always try. For example, you can consider on ordering them their favorite dishes from a takeout restaurant that they really love. Order them a Valentine-themed baked goods like cakes, pizza with heart-shaped sausages with all of their favorite toppings. It is Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect excuse to be literally cheesy.
Just make sure they are present when they deliver it.
Keep it Meaningful and Thoughtful
Send your special someone personalized crafts like love letters, love arts that can be open at a specific time. For example, make a letter to read during times of “when you are feeling down”, “feeling stressed or tired”, and “missing you always”. In each letter, you can be more creative by giving them some personalized touch enjoy attaching your photos taken from your recent vacation, making a pic-collage or caricature, and a beautiful hand drawing or lettering.
What is important is that in everything you do, you give your 100% of love.
Spend it with a Movie Date
Yes! Valentine’s Day is about spending quality time with the one you loved most and watching his or her favorite movie is one of the best ways to do that. Choose a movie to watch at the same time, and you can still message each other while watching to make it feel like they are just beside you. So get your popcorn and enjoy the film.
Spend it with a Dinner Date
Just enjoy watching movies together, having a dinner date together is another way to celebrate. Set a time and if you want to be more romantic, set-up your dining table and have a candlelit dinner.