So you're in a long distance relationship. And Valentine's Day is coming up. And you're not sure how you even feel about the whole concept of Valentine's Day, anyway.
After all, isn't it just another holiday invented to make us spend money on cheesy presents?
Actually, you may be surprised to learn that Valentine's Day is not a commercial invention! The tradition of lovers presenting each other with flowers, sweet nibbles, and cards on Valentine's Day has been around since the 1400's. And especially if you're in a long distance relationship you really shouldn't pass up this opportunity to say “I love you” across the miles.
How to do that, though? That's the million dollar question, and when you're in a long distance relationship the mechanics of Valentine's Day can seem doubly complicated by the miles between you (not to mention the lack of a million dollars.)
Never fear, we're here to help you out. Here are 25 totally non-cheesy ways to say I love you across the miles on Valentine's Day…
Most of us appreciate thoughtful words of love and encouragement just as much (or more) than physical presents. So this Valentine’s Day, why not spend some time telling your partner what makes them so special?
There are so many ways to do this…
If you’re on a budget, get creative. Perhaps make a list of reasons you love them and things you admire about them using the alphabet. For A, you might write “you Appreciate other people”, etc.
Or collect some of your favorite love quotes for them and make some Open When letters.
You can totally do this yourself. Write these things on plain paper or note cards. Or jazz it up a bit with glitter, stickers, and fancy stationary. Get them together, mail them on time, and you have an awesome Valentine’s Day love-bomb package headed their way. (And check out this great printable bundle with 100 LDR love quotes and 30 Open When topics for LDRs to make this even more fun and easy.)
But if you’re looking for something more polished, check out Valentine's Day gifts by KindNotes. You pick between a glass jar and tin box and customize the color and design of the filling, envelopes, and ribbon. You can select your messages from their library or order this gift with blank cards so you can handwrite love notes yourself.
Or, you could Create Your Own Personal Love Story with LoveBookOnline. Totally customizable, these books let you list all the reasons why you love someone and illustrate your words with casually cute stick figures. No Matter The Distance This Gift Will Bring You Closer Together.
You could also use Post-It notes to deliver a lovely surprise based on this idea. Enlist the help of a colleague or roommate. After you’ve filled out a stack of notes, send these Post-It notes to your accomplice and ask him or her to plant them around your love’s office or dorm room for them to find on a special day.