My husband hates expectations, especially when it comes to holidays. I have to say, I must agree. What makes February 14th’s dinner out more special than yesterday’s? Because the media tells you it means more on that day? That if you don’t do something special on that day, you are not loved or do not love? Oh come on! Give me a break! (are you still with me? I’m not a Valentine’s Day hater… stay with me here…)
So what do you do for someone who doesn’t want to do anything extreme? You keep it low stress. Something extra that you don’t do everyday, or even occasionally, but at the same time nothing that screams “we’re in the follower’s pack!”
So this is what I did this year for Jonathan- got balloons for each year we’ve been together (actually, in the pictures, I’m missing one because my toddler had fun while I put it all together :))
At the bottom of each string, I attached a picture- one from each year. On the back of each picture, I wrote the year and a memory of that year. In the pictures, you won’t see the memory written yet. So sorry for you 😉
Also, a disclaimer… our bed (although made) is yes, pathetic. We don’t own much, we have sufficient for our needs. A headboard is not a necessity to us, nor are fancy sheets or comforters. So if you’re going to look at my photos and judge, you’re excused now before I continue….. still with me? Ok! 🙂
Jonathan liked Valentine’s this year. This gift meant more than a $50 Red Lobster bill and a movie we both snoozed through. Low stress, easy Valentine’s Day gift.