You probably know Valentine’s Day is on the 14th February, but did you know there was a whole week devoted to romance? So, whether you’re looking to spoil your significant other for a whole week, or you just need to know how long you need to go to ground for, here are all seven days broken down. There’s plenty of opportunities to spoil the people you care about – whether they’re a soul mate or a best mate.
7th Feb, Rose Day
On this day you can give different coloured roses to different people depending on how you feel about them.
- Red roses - give these to the love of your life.
- Yellow roses – give these to friends.
- White roses – give these to someone you’re fighting with.
With services like eflorist, you can use your phone to order them and get them delivered. Make sure you give the right flowers to the right people. Mixed messages are never a good idea!
8th Feb, Propose Day
Don’t panic! This doesn’t mean you have to get down on one knee – though you can if you feel it’s time. Instead, this is the day you tell someone how you feel about them – whether that’s someone you’ve fancied for ages or just sending a mate a text to tell them how much they mean to you. As friends. Just friends.
9th Feb, Chocolate Day
As if you need an excuse! Spread a little happiness by giving chocolate to your nearest and dearest. Show them you really care with a personalised chocolate from Moonpig or say “this is about what you’re worth” with a classic bar of Twirl.
10th Feb, Teddy Day
Teddies are always a winner. When you give someone a teddy, they’ll be reminded of you when they curl up with them or used as a punching bag when they’re annoyed with you. Plus, you can get them in all shapes and sizes from funkypigeon.
11th Feb, Promise Day
If you bypassed Propose Day, Promise Day might be the one for you. This is where you can either reaffirm your commitment to a relationship or pledge to be friends forever. Matching wrist bands optional.
Of course, you might want to make a slightly less romantic promise. And maybe just to yourself. Check out our list of apps that will help you stick to your goals.
12th Feb, Hug Day
Hugs are scientifically proven to make us happier – as a good hug will lower our blood pressure and release stress-busting oxytocin. It doesn’t have to be with your special someone either. This is something for friends, family or even strangers – but only if they’re okay with it!
13th Feb, Kiss Day
Kisses are an expression of affection and love. Go on. Give your partner, friend or parent a peck on the cheek and make their day!
14th Feb, Valentine’s Day
Saint Valentine was a 3rd-century Roman saint associated with courtly love. But these days, the day is marked with romantic meals, flowers and chocolates. But however you spend it, make someone feel very special. Looking for gift ideas? Why not give Redletterdays a go for something a bit more impressive than wilted daffs!
So, now you’re ready for Valentine’s week, why not let us know down below which is your favourite day and what you have planned for the 14th.