What to do on Valentine's day
It's that time of the year again when we have the opportunity and excuse to celebrate the source of unconditional love that is ever-present in our lives but perhaps goes quietly unnoticed in our busy day-to-day lives. This time of year can be poignant for some as well as difficult for others.
We at Bravovoucher encourage you to feel the source and love within and believe that on this day each of us is special, loved and important. It is a great time for loving yourself as well as loving others and gift-giving is simply a way of demonstrating a strong feeling of emotion that you feel for someone who is important in your life and that you believe needs a reminder of how much you appreciate them.
You can celebrate the love you feel for yourself, the love you feel for your family, the love you have for your friends or someone new who has become an important part of your life.
When is Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day is always on the same day every year - the 14th of February. During this time you'll find amazing deals and discounts that will help you save on fantastic gifts for your partner, family or friends!
In this guide, we'll provide you with tips and inspiration on what to do on Valentine's Day with your boyfriend or girlfriend and how to write an amazing Valentine's Day card.
Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?
Are you wondering, "why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?" If you're wondering who invented Valentine's Day, we've got the answers! Saint Valentine's day was first recognised as a Christian feast by Pope Gelasius I in the year 496, and back in the 1300s Valentine's popularity grew, as courtly love spread like wildfire across the most sophisticated courts of continental Europe. It's safe to say, though, that it wasn't until the 1800s, when a retro fashion for medievalism became all the rage, that Valentine's reputation came to its own.
Valentine's cards and letters became so popular in the times of Charles Dickens that he called it Cupid's Manufactory, and the production of small gifts for the occasion soon spread from Valentine's cards to flowers, chocolates, jewellery and the rest of the usual stuff. With such a rich history of letter writing, on this day of celebration, ‘Happy Valentine's Day’ just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s why we’ve created a helpful list of tips on what to write in a Valentine’s card UK.
What to get a boyfriend for Valentine's Day
Relationships are hard, but shopping for a boyfriend or husband is harder! If you're wondering what to get a man for Valentine's day, we've got some helpful ideas here!
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What to write in a Valentine's Day card for your boyfriend
So the big day is fast approaching and you’re completely stumped on what to write in a Valentine’s card for your boyfriend, husband, dad or whoever! Have no fear, we’ve got plenty of ideas.
If they’re romantic, something a little deeper might be called for like ‘I wish I could give you the world for Valentine’s Day. Will you settle for my heart?’. Maybe sneak in an ASOS voucher cut out in the shape of a heart so when they open it, your ‘heart’ flutters out!
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What to write in a Valentine’s card for your wife
Now we’ve got what to write in a Valentine’s Day Card for your boyfriend sorted, let’s move on to the perhaps more tricky part: what to write in your wife’s Valentine’s Day card (or girlfriend).
If you’re in a long term relationship, why not allude to your future together with ‘I can’t wait to grow old with you and for all the adventures to come’. Flowers and chocolates are a winning combination for a reason so join this with a beautiful bouquet without the huge price tag thanks to a Prestige Flowers discount code.
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What to get your girlfriend for Valentine's Day
Flowers will never go out of style on Valentine's Day! Choose a classic bouquet of roses or go for something fun like a succulent arrangement.
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You could always choose some classic accessories or jewellery like a bracelet or watch.
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What to do for your first Valentine's day
Looking for ideas on what to do on Valentine's Day? If you just started dating and it's your first Valentine's Day together, you want to make it memorable! While you could always choose some unique, Valentine's Day gifts, here are some other ideas for fun and sweet experiences that will make V-day special:
- Plan a special trip for the both of you
- Find a unique experience nearby and plan a staycation
- Pamper yourselves with a spa day
- Plan a romantic bubble bath with candles
- Treat your S.O. to their favourite meal
- Recreate your first date
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What to wear on Valentine's day
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What to write in your husband's Valentine's Day card
What about the classic ‘Happy Valentine’s Day to the best husband ever’ (replace husband with dad/boyfriend etc). Pair it with one of the tacky yet adorable ‘Best Husband Ever' mugs at a fantastic price amongst the amazing Amazon offers to really seal the deal. Then every time they have a cup of tea, they’ll be reminded of how lovely you are!
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For those of you out there with men who prefer a bit of romance and schmoozing, why not try out some of our favourites including ‘Yours forever and always’, ‘My Forever Valentine’ or you could even go with famous quotes like ‘You're the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing when I go to sleep. You're my sun and moon and stars, my past and present’. Why not match your gift to the quote and buy them some luxurious bedding with one of these Silentnight deals or even a full bed and mattress combo! Or you could pick up a bunch for the men in your life for less thanks to one of our Serenata Flowers voucher codes! After all, who said flowers were just for women?
How to write a funny Valentine’s card
For those of you that don’t like all the soppy stuff and want to go down the humour route, we’ve got some great options for what to write in a Valentine’s Card when you want to see their face light up with a smile.
Any food-based puns are bound to go down a treat. ‘You stole a pizza my heart’ is a great one or ‘Let’s avocuddle’ for the avo toast lovers. What would be more appropriate as an accompanying gift than a Just Eat voucher!
Or why not play on a classic like: ‘Roses are red violets are blue, not sure if you know but I fancy the pants off you’. Or keep it topical with ‘You’re so hot Greta Thunberg has declared an emergency’. If they’re into this cheeky wordplay, you should definitely check out our Lovehoney offers to spice the day up a bit- it’s win-win for both parties in a couple.
What to write in a Valentine’s card for classmates
Last but not least, with mass class card giving becoming more and more popular amongst the kids, we’ve got suggestions on how to write a Valentine’s message for classmates. After all, it doesn’t always have to be romantic!
If it’s for that cute person you’ve had your eye on since the very beginning of term, now’s your chance to act on those feelings. How about a simple ‘Will you be my Valentine?’ and find out how they feel. Perhaps a bit of humour to ease the tension might help with something like ‘Ouch. I was just hit with an arrow. Did Cupid get you too?’. If you don't go all out on Valentine's Day, when will you? Top it off with a stunning box of chocolates using a Hotel Chocolat discount code. Whatever their response (we’re hoping yes), at least you’ll get a reply and who knows, you might get a Valentine’s Day date!
If it’s for your gals pals and you’re out to celebrate Galentine’s, how about ‘When should we start rosé-ing?’ and get the vino and cheeseboard ready for a night of giggles. Other potential Valentine’s Day messages could be ‘Mates before dates’ or ’Sistas before mistas’. Avoid all that sympathy drama from relatives who think you'll stay single and hit the town with your pals.
How to make my own Valentine's Day card
For those of us on a budget or just looking to go that extra mile this year, making our own quality Valentine's Day cards is always an option. Not only do they show a display of thoughtful effort but you can also make them super personalised. With a quick search, you can find multiple articles that give new and interesting ways of making greeting cards from interesting cutout cards to candy holding cards to 3D cards! Get creative this year and really wow your loved one.
It doesn't just have to be for Valentine's Day, get inspiration for your anniversary, engagement, birthdays and more. Take the time to incorporate their favourite colours, animals, puns and more. You can even print pictures of special moments you've shared and stick them in or on the card. Pick up all the items you need at a great price with these InstantPrint deals!
How to make a pop up Valentine's Day card
So you've decided to go down the handmade route. A pop up card is one they're sure to be impressed by. There are multiple tutorials online and on youtube for pop up greetings cards that are easy to follow. Pick from a range of designs from beginner to complex depending on your crafting level! We've thought of the simplest one that will still dazzle your partner:
Step 1: Fold your main card piece in half.
Step 2: Do the same with a coloured piece of paper of the same size. Cut slits of varying lengths in the folded part.
Step 3: Glue the coloured piece inside your main card. Leave some slits unglued as these will become your pop up stands!
Step 4: Using another piece of paper, cut out hearts or whatever your creative mind desires! Glue these to your pop up stands and other parts of the card.
Step 5: Decorate the rest of the card as you please and pick out a message from our suggestions! Ta-da!
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