Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and for the lucky ones that will mean flowers, chocolates, cards and engraved gifts as people shower their loved ones with tokens of affection.
It is an occasion when the pressure is on to say something meaningful and memorable and for some of us that doesn’t come too easily! Coming up with the right words to put in a card or have engraved on a gift is even harder when people in the movies make it look so easy.
In every film the handsome lead character seems to know the right words to say, so when you are sitting there in front of a blank card chewing the end of you pen, where do you start if you aren’t blessed with the linguistic talents of Shakespeare (or even Hugh Grant?!)
If the rest of the year round you aren’t really the kind of person who will come up with a thousand poetic ways of expressing your love, it’s just going to look weird if you go totally overboard on Valentine’s Day. Think about what you and your partner laugh about, the interests you share, the conversations you have and most of all the things you think but may not say.
It may sound overly simple, but just say what you think. Your partner isn’t looking for meaningless sentiments, they just want to hear what they mean to you. It’s easy to get embarrassed if this isn’t the kind of thing you’re good at, but suck it up and do it as it will make your partner’s day.
Don’t Be Scary!
If you’ve only been with your partner a short amount of time, or if you’re not together yet at all, it may be wise to steer clear of the declarations of undying love and plans for a never ending future. If you’re still in those nervous early stages just use the occasion to say something nice, going overboard at an early stage might lead to you spending next Valentine’s Day home alone with a cup of tea.
On Valentine’s Day it can be scary if you’re not that good at expressing your innermost feelings. The pressure is on when it comes to writing cards and coming up with something to say on engraved gifts. Be honest, be yourself and say something nice, your partner isn’t expecting the height of romantic poetry! Keep it simple and your Valentine’s cards and engraved gifts will be a huge success this Valentine’s Day.