Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether this is your first with your significant other or your 50th, or you’re spending it with friends and family, there are always new ways to celebrate. Here are some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.
Talk About the Future
Hopefully, not all the good times are in the past – also take the time to talk about exciting things in the future. Maybe you’d like to take a dream vacation together, maybe you’re looking forward to a grandchild, or maybe you’re interested in pursuing a new activity together in retirement. There’s always something to look forward to, even if it’s something small. While you don’t have to get into the finances of retirement on Valentine’s Day, it can be a good time to talk about your ideal retirement lifestyle together. Knowing what you want your life to look like is the first step towards a retirement plan.
Celebrate on Another Day if the 14th Doesn’t Work
Sometimes life gets in the way of February 14th, but this shouldn’t be a reason to forgo celebrating. If you and your loved one can’t be together or don’t have time to do something special on Valentine’s Day, take a rain check and plan something for another day. Picking a day when you have enough time to spend together without being rushed can be more important than celebrating on the 14th.
Don’t Forget About Your Friends and Family
Valentine’s Day is typically thought of as a holiday for couples to celebrate, but you can also show appreciation and love for other people in your life. Whether it’s getting a card or resolving to make plans with a friend you haven’t seen in a while, there are ways to celebrate the special people in your life. And don’t forget to love yourself – is buying a box of chocolates and eating them all yourself really such a bad thing?
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