The tradition of Valentine’s Day, love it or hate it, has been with us for so long that it inevitably
pops up at some point during February as a topic of conversation. What many people don’t
realise however, is how the meaning of this day can be very different as you get older.
For some, it remains a celebration of love with a partner, an acknowledgement of the many years
they have been together and perhaps even a lovely way to mark a milestone. For others it’s a
day to be ignored, not relevant to them at all or need to be acknowledged. For someone who has
experienced love, it can be a bittersweet reminder of a love that has passed which can bring with
it pain or an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and reminisce about a loved one.
We have a few tips to help you through February 14, whichever category you fall into:
- Plan a scenic walk or picnic to mark the occasion with someone special. Send an
invitation or letter to invite them to go with you add an extra element of fun to the
- Watch a movie about anything other than love. If it’s a day you choose to forget, go about
your daily routine, avoid roses and pop on a romance-free movie to enjoy at night!
- Invite a family member or friend to visit and go through photo albums or old letters to
remember someone special from your past. Memories are a beautiful way to honor
someone that has passed and a celebration of your time together can be a joyous way to
spend the day.