Don’t settle for the same old, boring routines this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but over the years, many couples find themselves doing the same thing every Valentine’s Day, and what used to be fun or romantic is now just a boring routine. While tradition is certainly important, creativity and change can be so romantic! Your friends at Worcester Envelope Company want you to have the best Valentine’s Day ever, and that’s why we’ve come up with this list of tips to help you put the romance back into your Valentine’s day:

#1. Write a love letter!

Most people equate romance with big, sweeping gestures, like proposing to someone in a packed stadium or a confession of love via skywriting, but the truth is, some of the smallest gestures are also some of the most romantic. A love letter won’t be expensive or flashy, but it will come from the heart, and your spouse or partner will be able to hold on to the letter for the rest of their life.

#2. Make dinner together.

Most people spend their Valentine’s Day in a crowded restaurant, and while delicious food is never a bad idea, nothing beats the atmosphere of a date night in. One fun way to spend your Valentine’s Day is to cook dinner together. Cooking is such a great activity to do as a couple. It gives you something new to talk and joke about, and it gives you a chance to learn something new as a couple.

#3. Recreate a special date or moment.

Relationships are like everything else in life, sometimes there are ups and sometimes there are downs. The ups are what make it all worth it, and celebrating those special moments is a wonderful way to add some romance to your Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to recreate your first date, your first kiss or any other special moment in your relationship, it’s a great way to surprise your partner.

#4. Clean up the house for your loved one.

A messy house can add a lot of stress to your life, but it’s not always easy to find the time to get your house clean and sparkling again. While it may not be a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers, surprising your special someone by cleaning the house for them is sure to be a gift they won’t forget. This is a gift that can free up their weekend for something fun and add some relaxation to their life.


#5. Enjoy a day in.

It’s always exciting when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend, but this year, it’s on a Tuesday. However, just because it’s on a Tuesday does not mean that you can’t enjoy it! Take a vacation day or play hooky so that you and your loved one can enjoy a relaxing day in. Whether you spend the day sipping coffee and reading the paper or gazing into each other’s eyes, this mini-vacation will help to refresh your relationship.

#6. Make the day all about them.

Chances are, you know your loved one better than anyone else. You are very familiar with their likes and dislikes, their passions and pet peeves. Use this knowledge to create the ultimate day for them on Valentine’s Day. Surprise them with their favorite breakfast in bed and fill the day with other fun activities that they love to do.

#7. Surprise them with a trip!

There’s nothing better than a day or two away from it all, except for maybe when it’s a surprise! Find a babysitter, pack your bags and surprise your special someone with a short trip to a bed and breakfast or a fancy hotel that offers room service. Your partner will be so excited, and they will love how much time and energy you spent making their Valentine’s Day special.

#8. Make your own Valentine’s Day card.

The typical Valentine’s Day cards you buy at the store are usually pretty cheesy and impersonal, which is why making your own can be such a great idea. If you’re not overly artsy or poetic, don’t worry about trying to make the card perfect. It’s the thought that counts, and creating your own homemade Valentine’s Day card is a gesture that your loved one will appreciate and look back on with a smile for years to come. Top it off with your own custom printed envelope from Worcester Envelope Company!

#9. Put together a scrapbook.

Relationships are journeys, and there’s no better way to cherish the journey you’ve been on with your loved one than through photos! Find your favorite photos from trips you’ve taken, concerts you’ve been to and all of the other special moments the two of you have shared.

Don’t settle for the same old, boring routine this Valentine’s Day. Add some extra romance and make your day unique with the above suggestions, and if you’ve decided to write a love letter or make your loved one a personalized card, shop with us for the envelopes you need!