5 Ways to Show People You Love Them on Valentine’s Day
Show yourself, your loved ones, and your community some love this holiday.
While Valentine’s Day may typically seem all about romantic love, we believe it’s a time to celebrate and spend time with all who are close to your heart. We hold love for so many people in our lives: friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, partners, and more.
With genuine intentions, every gesture can reflect your affection. You might be overwhelmed with ideas and not know precisely what the best way to show love and appreciation could be.
With this in mind, here are five fun and healthy ways to show all kinds of love and appreciation this Valentine’s Day.
1. Get moving together
Spending time with your loved one(s) this Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean making dinner reservations at the hippest restaurant or finding that perfect box of chocolates. There are other fun ways to spend quality time together while feeling good, too.
We love activities that involve physical fitness, such as a romantic walk through your local park or a game of tennis. You can even make this “exercise date” a part of your weekly schedule to spend quality time together while staying active. Even better, you can time block it into your schedule!
MaryRuth and her husband David like to time block about an hour each Sunday to drive to the beach and go for a walk while watching the sunset — a lovely activity that you can try too (depending on where you live)!
2. Offer to cook for someone
During our day-to-day life, cooking for someone else often means our children, partners, relatives, and more.
So if you’re making a pan of lasagna this holiday, why not double up the recipe and drop off a meal for someone you typically wouldn’t be cooking for — a new parent, perhaps someone elderly, or the group of college students down the street. A home-cooked meal is one of the best ways to give and show love!
And if you’re looking for a healthy drink to accompany your meal, MaryRuth has crafted a few vitamin-infused drinks you can try! We recommend this tasty alcohol-free Bellini with MaryRuth’s tart cherry-flavored B-Complex drops containing vitamins B6, B12, folate, niacin, and biotin. It tastes delicious, has good-for-you ingredients, plus it’ll give you all the sweet red Valentine’s Day feels!
3. Plan a fun night with friends
Rally your single pals and make the holiday about hanging out together – like Friendsgiving with a Valentine’s Day twist. Make dinner reservations for an evening out with your group or have a cozy night in and enjoy each other’s company.
Yes, Valentine’s Day is traditionally a way to celebrate the romance in your life, but it’s also an excellent way to show friends how much you value them!
4. Make Valentine’s Day cards
Valentine’s Day is famous for fun and cute card exchanges, no matter your age! They let you know someone is thinking about you and took time out of their day just for you.
This year, embrace the power of the handwritten word and create a few touching and heartfelt messages for your loved ones. Tell them you love them with a hand-painted card and clever saying. Or make a loose watercolor drawing of fruits or vegetables on the front of blank note cards and add a fun saying such as, "You are Rooted in My Heart," "Olive You," and "I Love You From My Head Tomatoes."
We’ve created some fun vitamin-inspired Valentine’s Day cards for you to download and/or print and share with your loved ones! Click below to grab them.
5. Give back to your community
What better way to show some love than to give your time to those who need it? Volunteering can help improve your mood and even potentially lower stress. Ask your partner or loved one(s) to volunteer with you at a local charity or non-profit of your choice — or do it solo. You may even make a new friend! Plus, the gift of giving never ceases to fill you up with joy and gratitude.
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