Celebrating Valentine's Day when you are in a long distance relationship can be lonely. Trust me, I would know! Husband and I dated long distance during college and now we are super long distance while we both attend grad school. Last year we were fortunate enough to spend Valentine's Day together, but this year we will be apart. If like us, you are unable to be with your SO this Valentine's Day, know that it is still possible to make your loved one feel special. And to help get things started...I'm sharing some of my favorite LDR gift ideas.
Embarrass ThemHow do you make your SO feel special from afar? Well you embarrass them of course. For a Valentine's Day past, husband sent me the most beautiful bouquet of roses. He actually got in touch with one of my classmates to coordinate exactly where I would be at in the dental school building during different points in the school day. Then he had flowers delivered to me while I was practicing in the dental simulation lab. I was stunned, shocked, and really embarrassed! I had to carry those flowers around with me all day. And you know what, it's a Valentine's Day that I will never forget.
I felt so incredibly special by his gesture. I still have dried petals from those roses sitting on my bedroom dresser. It's amazing how loved you can feel when your significant other is so far away.
A Sweet NoteI love both sending and receiving notes. I personally keep every card that I receive. Sometimes when I am really missing Husband (or family or friends), I like to go back and read old cards that I have saved throughout the years. So don't just sign your name under a generic hallmark poem. Instead write something that will really make their heart melt. And if you really want to make them feel special, take the time to make the card yourself.
Send a Care PackageJust because you're apart, it doesn't mean that you can't exchange gifts. So send your Valentine some sweet treats or a little gift just to let them know that you're thinking about them.
Be CreativeNo one knows your Valentine the way that you do, so only you understand what will make them feel most special. Whether it's a big gesture or a small token of your affections, show them that you care.
"Distance means so little when Someone means so much"
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