Once upon a time, perhaps many moons ago, there were two people who caught each other’s eye and stole each other’s heart. They did that very thing that feels better than any other thing in the world. Yes, they fell in love! And as their good fortune would have it, in time they had a baby, and that baby grew up to be the best son or daughter they could ever have hoped for. In case you haven’t figured it out, that baby is you!
This year, why not take a moment to celebrate the love that truly started it all for you – the love of your parents! There are so many unique ways to honor their relationship, whether you are lucky enough to still have both of them here on Earth, or you’re lucky enough to have one of them. Here are a few ideas for making Valentine’s Day a special day for one or two of the most special people in your life. And if you have ideas of your own, we hope you’ll share in the comments!
Create a Photo Album: One of the most heartwarming (and oh-so-affordable!) gifts you can give is a photo album. Truly a collection of marvelous memories, photo albums allow us to relive our favorite times again and again, often sparking conversation that carries on for hours, full of laughs, smiles, and perhaps a few tears here and there. For a Valentine’s Day photo album, keep the focus on love. Add the earliest pictures you can find of your parents together, and don’t forget to include pictures of you and your siblings as well. You can opt for a digital album, or compile old pictures that may just be sitting in boxes into a traditional album. You can also have the album (photo book) printed by one of many companies, such as Shutterfly.com.
Plan a Romantic Getaway for Them: While weeklong vacations can be very expensive, with a little digging around online it’s easy to find one or two-night getaways for a very reasonable price, many within a couple hour’s driving distance. There are many good sites to check out, including some that may be local to you or your parents, but a good place to start is LivingSocial.com. Simply can’t squeeze it into your budget? These sites also post great deals for fun activities and restaurants your parents might want to try, with most costing just 50% of their value.
Send them a Valentine’s Day Gift Basket: You didn’t think we’d forget our favorite gift of all, did you? We could never! We have dozens of delightful Valentine’s Day baskets to choose from, including cookie bouquets, candy gift baskets, baskets with chocolates and teddy bears, and traditional flower bouquets.