Ways To Say I Love You This Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there are many ways to show your loved ones just how much you care. Valentine’s Day is known for being a romantic holiday, celebrated with soul mates. In recent years, Valentine’s Day has become a holiday of fun and festivities for friends and family. And you have several personal and creative options for spreading the love this holiday.
Here at PixieLane, we’ll help you put on the perfect Valentine’s Day Party… and that means picking out a lovely new outfit. We’re the team you can trust for all your fashion and lifestyle needs for every occasion, and we have all your Valentine’s Day plans covered.
Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day has a long and important history. Understanding where the holiday came from can provide insight and value to modern celebrations and make the day that much more special. Here’s a look at Valentine’s Day traditions — past and present.
The History of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day may be recognizable for its love notes and chocolate candies, but the origin of the holiday can actually be traced back thousands of years to early Christianity. There were several early Christian martyrs for whom the day was eventually named.
There are many myths and legends associated with Valentine’s Day through the years. It is believed that the kindness of Roman priests to early Christians is represented in the parchment hearts that were shared even that long ago. There is also an early association with Cupid, the god of love and affection.
Modern V-Day Celebrations
While the meanings (and materials) behind many Valentine’s Day traditions have changed throughout the years, many still persist. We still trade love notes, refer to our partners by special names, such as cutie and love bug, and still decorate with images of Cupid and other angels.
Valentine’s Day is most commonly associated with romantic love. But in today’s day, it is common to share friendship and affection on the holiday, as well. Parents often make Valentine’s Day baskets for their children, and many schools have small gift or card exchanges.
Among adults, popular friend parties often referred to as “Galentine’s Day” have grown in popularity. Rather than diminishing the romance of the day, these changes and evolutions have gone to show that there are many different types of love and many wonderful ways to share it.
How Can I Show My Family How Much I Love Them?
The more you know about the different love languages, the easier it will be to find the best gifts for the ones you love. Here’s a look at the top love languages you can use to show how much you care.
Physical touch doesn’t have to be intimate. While that is one way to share romantic love, physical touch can manifest in different ways for different people. You can hug or cuddle your little ones, give a student a high-five, or braid a friend’s hair. It shows you’re close by and a safe place for them to rely on.
Acts of Service
For many, acts of service is the best way to express affection. This can be as simple as bringing over dinner or cleaning the house without being asked. You can take care of busy children for a while or take on the task you know a friend has been avoiding. For many, a job done with love is better than any chocolate heart.
A common partner’s love language is quality time. Quality time is a chance to make memories with your loved ones, whether you’re picnicking at the beach or making a movie fort at home. Quality time doesn’t have to be fancy or over the top. It can simply be a few minutes reading together on the couch or cooking dinner by each other’s side.
The right gift can make all the difference. For some, gift-giving is an innate talent, and it can go to show just how much time and love they put into your friendship or relationship. They also know how to pick the perfect present to make your heart sing.
Words of Affirmation
Some folks appreciate hearing that they’re doing a good job, and that’s where words of affirmation can come in. With this love language, the person prioritizes respect, communication, and appreciation, and they’re not afraid to say so.
What Gifts Can I Give My Family This Valentine’s Day?
Chocolate isn’t the only gift you can share with loved ones this holiday season. After all, Valentine’s gifts have included everything from mixtapes to surprise parties.
Here at PixieLane, we have lots of fun Valentine’s Day pieces and accessories in our Valentine’s Day Collection. Check out pieces that are totally love-worthy.
Festive Skirts and Dresses
You deserve the perfect dress or skirt to wear to the next Valentine’s Day party. All year long, we design and stock dresses and skirts in a wide range of colors and materials. But as we approach the holiday of love, our pieces double down on those fabulous unique heart patterns.
You can’t go wrong with a fun and festive pair of sunglasses. Try them out in different shapes and colors and take your party outfit to the next level. Even in the winter, wearing sunglasses is super important.
Plus, you can also match your chic shades to fluffy, themed socks for a head-to-toe holiday look.
The cozy blanket is the perfect present for any occasion, but especially a chilly winter holiday. Our blankets are 40” x 40”, microfiber, lint-free, and designed not to shed. They’re soft, cute, and available in lots of unique designs.
Kids of all ages are sure to love puffy, fluffy, and fuzzy keychains. Match them to the color and design of your favorite new holiday sunglasses for a totally cool Valentine’s Day look. They attach easily to jelly totes and purses and can be helpful for separating kids’ backpacks, so there are never any mix-ups on the way out the door.
When you’re ready to settle into the perfect Valentine’s Day movie, the right loungewear can make all the difference. It’s cute, comfortable, and easy to match with fun tops and bottoms. Find festive loungewear with long sleeves for kids for staying warm on chilly days and cute colors for mom and dad.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is one of the most festive and exciting holidays of the year, and it’s not hard to see why we love this day of love. Whether you’re sharing the special occasion by saying je t'aime to that special someone or putting on a party with the kids, you’re sure to have a wonderful time.
And when it comes to picking out the perfect gift, you have many options. Consider the different love languages, like words of affirmation and quality time. Then check out the many gift ideas available here at PixieLane, including cozy blankets, fun sunglasses, fuzzy keychains, and a whole lot more.
Take your Valentine’s Day celebration to the next level with the support of our team. We’ll help you find the perfect dress for a holiday dinner or school party, and we’re sharing tips and tricks for putting on a holiday celebration of your own. Put your own spin on love this Valentine’s Day and share your favorite traditions with friends and loved ones.