VALENTINE'S DAY FUNNIES & IDEAS · Parkinson's Resource Organization




From Readers Digest

“As Valentine’s Day approached, I tried to think of an unusual gift for my husband. When I discovered that his favorite red-plaid pants had a broken zipper, I thought I had the perfect Valentine. I had the pants repaired and gift-wrapped them. On the package, I put a huge red heart on which I printed: My Heart Pants for You. I was the surprised one, however, when I saw the same heart taped to our formerly empty, but now overflowing wood box. On it he had written: Wood You Be My Valentine?” — Contributed by Mary Lou Pittman

Nuts About Love “Driving through Southern California, I stopped at a roadside stand that sold fruit, vegetables, and crafts. As I went to pay, I noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. ‘Why the new sign?’ I asked. ‘My boyfriend didn’t approve of the old one,’ she said. When I glanced at what hung above the counter, I understood. It declared: Local Honey Dates Nuts.” — Contributed by Theodore Bologna

Check-Out Romance “I met my husband while I was working in a science library. He came in every week to read the latest journals and eventually decided to take out the librarian instead of the books. After a year and a half of dating, he showed up at the library and started rummaging through my desk. I asked what he was looking for, but he didn’t answer. Finally, he unearthed one of the rubber stamps I used to identify reference books. ‘Since I couldn’t find the right engagement ring,’ he said, ‘this will have to do,’ and he firmly stamped my hand. Across my knuckles, in capital letters, it read NOT FOR CIRCULATION.” — Contributed by Ruth E. Chodrow

16 Creative Romantic Ideas to Say “I Love You”

Stop to appreciate them Take a few minutes to stop and unwind together when you and your partner get home from work. Most people tend to go right into their routine of making dinner or getting chores done around the house. Stopping to give them a hug and kiss and ask how their day was will really mean a lot.

Leave a note If you get up earlier in the morning than your partner, leave a romantic note on the mirror in the bathroom. It will be sure to brighten their day. Maybe share one of the most romantic quotes with them!

Put the phones away Phones are a constant distraction. One of the simplest romantic ideas you can do is just put them away for a day or even a night. Focus on each other instead of your screen.

Sit under the stars Set aside an evening to appreciate the natural beauty that is around you. On a clear night, grab a blanket and sit out in your yard or find an open park and look up at the stars. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a shooting star.

Wakeup call Get up a little earlier than you normally do and make a warm cup of coffee and bring it to your partner while they’re still in bed.

Bring home flowers Grab a bouquet of flowers while you’re picking up the groceries after work. Leave them the counter with a sweet note for your partner to find.

Sunset walk Take a walk down your street or in the park one evening to watch the sunset together.

Date night Get dressed up and splurge on a fancy date night at your favorite restaurant. It will feel nice to get out of your work clothes and feel like you’re on a first date again with your significant other.

Help with errands Incorporating romantic ideas into your schedule each week is an important part of having a strong relationship. If you know that your partner has a lot of errands to run and no time to do them, do it for them. Or, offer to go along with them, so they have someone to keep them company.

Pack their lunch Pack a nice lunch for your significant other and have it ready on the table before they head out the door for work. Include a sweet note or their favorite treat for a fun surprise.

Walk down memory lane Gather all of the old photos the two of you have together and create a scrapbook. Include other mementos you’ve been collecting, like plane tickets.

Hit the vineyards Set up a wine tasting at your favorite vineyard. Pack a blanket and some food and enjoy a nice picnic while you’re there as well.

Plan a staycation Book a staycation at a nice hotel nearby for the weekend. Treat yourself to a couple's massage or other activities and amenities that the hotel might offer.

Start a new TV series There’s nothing better than spending a Saturday on the couch. Pick a new series that you both have been wanting to watch and binge watch it all day.

Volunteer Volunteering is a great couple-bonding experience. Ask to help out at your local animal shelter or pick up trash along the side of the road in your neighborhood.

Send a love letter No one gets mail anymore, so it’s a nice surprise when you receive something addressed to you in the mail. Find a meaningful card at the store, or even make one yourself and send it to your significant other. If you live together, send it to their work.

Snap some photos Spend a day outside, taking pictures together. It will be a good memory to look back on.

Be a tourist Be a tourist in your own town or one nearby. Go window shopping and visit a restaurant or café that you’ve meant to go to for a while.

Game night Break out an old board or card game and show your partner your competitive side. To make things exciting, say that the loser has to make dinner.

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Updated: August 16, 2017