This is my fourth Valentine’s Day with my husband. But only our second Valentine’s Day as husband and wife. Each Valentine’s Day we have celebrated differently.
Our first Valentine’s Day together in 2015, we were boyfriend and girlfriend. I was living in Hoboken, NJ and he was living in Baltimore, MD. On Valentine’s Day, he wrote me a beautiful card and sent it with a bouquet of flowers that were shaped like a dog. It was so sweet! And of course getting flowers at work is very romantic. But, we had to wait until the weekend to celebrate together. I took the train to his apartment in Baltimore. I brought his gift of a new sweater and a card to greet him with in Maryland. We went to Annapolis and stayed at a Bed and Breakfast above a famous diner for Valentine’s. We also went out to a fancy dinner in Annapolis that night.
The next year, 2016, we were engaged and living in Rhode Island together. I wasn’t working at the time, so no work flowers that year. Instead, we exchanged gifts. He bought me a beautiful red dress and some tea tools from Teavana. And, I bought him a couple new shirts for his new job. We also went out for a nice, fancy restaurant for dinner in Providence. This restaurant was decorated so nicely and it was very romantic.
Last year, 2017, it was our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. I had a job and again, he sent me the same bouquet of flowers shaped like a dog to my work-so romantic and cute! I loved it! He also got me a candle and some lotion. And as usual, I bought him a new sweater (I know I am boring-I do this each year). And then we went to our favorite restaurant-Capital Grill in Providence-yum!
This year, I don’t have a job right now-so no flowers from work. And there is no where to keep them with our current nomadic lifestyle. This year, we are forgoing gifts because we have no where to put them! We are at capacity in the bags we are living out of! So, we are doing cards today-I love cards. And we are doing dinner tonight out. We have never been to this restaurant before so we are excited to go.
Pro-Valentine’s Tip: ALWAYS give a card to your significant other. This is when you can declare your love and affection to them.