Whether you’re happily coupled up, looking to be, or in love with yourself Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, so why limit it to one day? /Why not take the week and fall head over heels in love with someone or something. Better yet, share the love. Here are some suggestions:
• Take advantage of after-Valentine’s Day specials – pick up some red roses on the 15th and drop the petals in a bubble bath while sipping pink champagne.
• Express yourself and paint your nails red. Buy little heart decals at the drugstore for the perfect finishing touch.
• Wear your heart on your sleeve and purchase a heart charm for your favorite bracelet or necklace.
• Buy a box of Valentine’s Day cards – the kind you used to buy in school – and give them to strangers like the school crossing guard, the dry cleaner, the cashier at the grocery store, the person next to you on a plane, the receptionist at your doctor’s office. Go ahead – make someone’s day.
• Make a contribution to your local heart and stroke foundation. Heart disease is the leading killer of women.
• Buy something red or pink – a scarf, a hat, or a pin – and make it your signature color for the week.
• Be sweet on yourself and indulge in chocolate truffles or a cupcake from a specialty shop.
• Send a Valentine’s Day card – unsigned – to your secret crush.
• Do a girls’ night in and screen your favorite Rom/Com or try your hand at an old board game like Mystery Date.
• Join an online dating site. You never know.
• Surprise your significant other in the weeks following Valentine’s by doing something different, treat him/her to a massage, a cooking lesson, a golf lesson, or a wine tasting.
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