Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for couples; it’s a time to spread love to all your friends, family, and neighbors. Even though you may not be able to see your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, you can still make the day special! Here are our tips on how to have a fun and healthy Covid-safe Valentine’s Day this year:
1. Get in the Spirit by Putting Up Decorations
Shop online to buy some festive decorations like Valentine’s Day themed tea towels, pillows, garland, or balloons. You can even create your own decorations like following this fun hearted shaped DIY garland that you can hang anywhere, or taping paper hearts around your home. Adding some festive Valentine’s décor is a great way to life your spirts and get you in the Valentine’s Day mode.
2. Call or Video Chat Your Loved Ones
Since it may not be safe for you to visit with any friends or family in person, the next best thing is giving them a call or scheduling a time to video chat with them. If you have the capabilities, a video chat can be even more fun because you can show off your Valentine’s decorations and see the smiling faces of your loved ones. There are many services that allow you to video chat for free such as Zoom, Skype, or Google Meets,. Even if it’s just a quick chat, it could really brighten their day and yours too!
3. Make and Send Out Cards
It may seem a little outdated, but who doesn’t love getting mail? Send a quick letter or homemade card to your loved ones to show your appreciation for them. If you don’t have any postage, not a big deal! You can still spread love around your neighborhood. Make and decorate your own Valentine’s Day cards and go for a walk to deliver the cards in your neighbor’s mailboxes. Don’t forget your mask and avoid any times where there may be a lot of people outside!
4. Bake Valentine’s Day Treats
When you think of Valentine’s Day you think of chocolates, candy and sweet treats. Bake some sugar cookies and decorate with pink and red icing or cute Valentine’s sprinkles. These chocolate covered pretzels rods also look like a quick and delicious treat to try out. If you are worried about going to the store to buy supplies for these treats, many grocery stores still have dedicated hours for seniors and those who are immune-comprised. If you want to avoid going out altogether, try using a food delivery app or have a friend or family member drop groceries off at your front door.
5. Have a Movie Marathon
What a better way to spend this Valentine’s Day than watching your favorite romantic movies! Your homemade Valentine’s treats will be the perfect food to snack on while watching or grab some popcorn and candy. Some of our favorite romantic classics are:
• Crazy, Stupid, Love
• Singing in the Rain
• When Harry Met Sally
• Love Actually
• Pride and Prejudice
We may not be able to have the Valentine’s Day we had hoped or planned for, you can still make the day special and celebrate virtually with your loved ones! Wishing you a happy Covid-safe Valentine’s Day from Wearever!