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!