Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate a new love or a love that has endured for decades. Whether you have been with your sweetheart for five years or more than fifty years, this special day is the perfect time to remind each other how much you mean to one another and how honored you are to share your life with your partner.
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Every couple should take this chance to add a little more romance to their relationship and express their love for each other. Senior couples that have spent their lives together have more reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day because of their ongoing commitment and standing by each other through good times and bad.
Coming up with new ideas after spending dozens and dozens of Valentine’s together might be quite challenging. You probably have given your sweetheart enough flowers and boxes of chocolates to fill a heart-shaped swimming pool, right? So what else can you do as a senior couple this Valentine’s Day? Roses and candy are traditional gifts and are always a nice touch, but don’t you think it might be time to do something a bit more creative and romantic to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day?
Here are 5 Valentine’s Day Activities For Seniors
Make a photo album or scrapbook that celebrates your many wonderful and romantic years together. Be sure to include special dates, greeting cards you have exchanged over the years and small souvenirs that will remind you of romantic trips or important days you spent together.
2. Show How Well The Pieces Fit.
The two of you have stood together through good times and bad. The joys and disappointments you’ve experienced together have made you a stronger couple that can weather any storm. Show your valentine how these pieces come together to make a perfect whole by giving him or her a personalized puzzle of your wedding picture or family portrait.
3. Recreate Your First Date.
Even if you have moved across the country or the restaurant the two of you first dined in is no longer there, you can recreate your first date to bring back those romantic memories. It would be nice to remember how it felt when you first began to fall in love with each other. Bring her the same type of flowers, wear a similar dress or go to a restaurant that has the same atmosphere. With just a little effort, you can bring a smile to your partner’s face by reminding him or her of your first romantic night together. You could also recreate your first Valentine’s Day together or return to the place you met.
4. Take A Romantic Trip Together.
Take that special trip you have always wanted to take. Whether it is a Caribbean cruise or a fishing trip in Alaska, surprise your sweetie with tickets for the trip of a lifetime.
Whether you choose to carry on your personal tradition with a favorite box of chocolates or celebrate your commitment by renewing your vows, make this Valentine’s Day truly memorable by finding a creative, romantic way to honor the life you have shared and show just how excited you are about spending many more years together.
5. Celebrate Being Seniors.
If the two of you are the adventurous type or just do not go in for overly romantic overtures, you can celebrate being together and being seniors by spending an entire day taking advantage of senior discounts in your area. Eat out, go to the movies, go bowling and shop for tokens of your affection in shops and places that offer senior discounts. To make this more exciting, seek out establishments that are a bit more out of the ordinary, such as go-kart racing, pottery painting, 4×4 wilderness tours or a zip line adventure.
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