What’s Your Plan For Valentine’s Day?

I’m a divorced single mom with 2 college kids at home and no “Valentine” because I’m not dating in the middle of this pandemic. That’s a story for another post, but I’m still single so there’s nobody to send me flowers or a loving card. Well, except my kids, but then we stopped exchanging Valentines years ago. I’d prefer a big hug and a nice dinner together anyway. So that’s our plan.

Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal to me because I feel like you need to act loving every day and not just one day out of the year. When I was married we’d exchange cards and maybe a small gift, but more often it’d be the night of take out (so I didn’t have to cook) and I was fine with it. If Valentine’s Day landed on a weekend, we’d go out to dinner when we were first married but as time went on, it became less and less.

So what’s my plan? I’m making a family favorite dinner and lighting candles and making the day festive…for the kids and for me. A little extra effort here and there will be nice and make the day special. I don’t need a lot of hoopla.

I have friends who are divorced and they dread Valentine’s Day so I’ve been sending out cards for a few years now in honor of Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13th). I just send a simple card that lets them know that I’m grateful for our friendship. I think it’s nice to send a card in the mail because it brightens people’s days. At least I feel like it brightens mine.

So do you have any Valentine’s Day plans that you’d share in case there are others who are at a loss about what to do? Feel free to comment below! Thanks!

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7 Responses to What’s Your Plan For Valentine’s Day?

  1. LA says:

    Tomorrow ,y husband and I are going to something at the Ice Cream museum. Sunday we are having brunch, because brunch is my favorite meal!


  2. traceyr1984 says:

    I made homemade Valentines and mailed them to my single friends. I had fun thinking about them and hopefully they enjoyed getting some real mail.


  3. Ainsobriety says:

    When married we often ordered heart shaped pizza, as that is what Craig and I did on our first Valentine’s Day.
    The kids and I will probably do the same now.

    I also signed up for a virtual day yoga retreat with kino mcgreggor. Now that football is over Sunday will be completely free. I might as well try something different. I like kino a lot.



    • janieleeds says:

      I love your Valentine’s Day plan Anne! It sounds lovely with a little tradition (pizza) as well as something special for you! Enjoy every special moment for you deserve it!

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you!!


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