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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Celebrating Safely During A Pandemic

As we settle into the new year, Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. Unfortunately, 2021 still requires social distancing and travel and gathering restrictions for many places. However, there are still fun ways that Valentine’s Day can be safely enjoyed whether you are with your partner, celebrate as a family, or are alone on February 14. 

Navigating the New Normal

Though many celebrated the end of 2020, the new year still has challenges to face. A lot of places around the world are still dealing with shutdowns, quarantine, and social distancing. Therefore, this year’s Valentine’s Day will be unlike previous celebrations. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still spread love and have a special day. 

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Valentine’s Day is not just for romantic love – Photo by August De Richelieu from Pexels

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, don’t feel limited by romantic love. This holiday can certainly be enjoyed with romantic partners, but you can also reach out to friends and family. Additionally, with many children home from school, they can be included in the celebration. This year, consider purchasing a digital experience so that you can have safe fun with your loved ones. That way you can bring a romantic or exciting experience directly to your home. 

Planning Romantic Experiences

Many people have been cooped up at home with their romantic partners for months. This has put a strain on a lot of relationships and led to many splits. One of the best ways to keep things harmonious is to enjoy a little fun with your loved one. Even the closest couples are currently struggling, but you can break the routine and surprise your significant other with something out of the ordinary. 

Sharing a meaningful activity with your loved one might be what’s needed to help rekindle intimacy. One Valentine’s Day idea is booking a couples cooking class so that you can have some fun in the kitchen. Virtual date nights are now more necessary than ever and also produce a delicious dinner. You can also consider booking a couples massage or yoga workshop. Get close to your partner with guided virtual wellness. Doing something to make February 14 feel special is important, even if you don’t leave the home.

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Kids Online Classes

Arranging Family Fun 

While romantic love is important, there are also ways you can include the whole family in your Valentine’s Day celebration. Many parents are understandably overwhelmed by homeschooling their children. It can be difficult to come up with new ways to keep kids entertained and educated if they have to stay home from school. Why not relax and let someone else do the instructing?

A fun way to celebrate the holiday is to book a family cooking class. This is a great way to get children interested in cooking and make happy memories as a family. You can book a savory dinner class or try a family baking experience. You can also boost the holiday spirit with a homemade Valentine’s for kids class. This will help children celebrate if they are apart from friends.

Sending Love To Others

You don’t need a significant other to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Whether you can safely meet with family or friends or want to send a gift to cheer someone up, there are fun options to explore. There are relaxing and beneficial virtual classes you can send to loved ones, such as a private introduction to Swedish massage. Or you can give something fun, such as a sushi basics class

Don’t forget that you can also use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to spoil yourself. You don’t need to wait for a significant other to give you an experience when you can do so yourself. Use the day to book something out of the ordinary, like a pickle making class. Or you can treat yourself to exploring a new skill, such as picking up a new beauty hack. Times are tough, so don’t forget that you deserve rest, relaxation, and self-love. 

Copyright (c) 2021 Emma Fischer

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