Make Every Day Valentine’s Day! – by Arely Angel


It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and no matter who you’re celebrating it with, you may wonder how to make it special.

The first thought that comes to mind is what to give your Valentine as a gift. We tend to think that the bigger the better. I believe that the more thought you put into your gift, the more joy and excitement it will bring to your significant other. While going out and buying something expensive may make you feel like your gift is valued, gifting something handmade may bring your Valentine the same amount of joy, if not more! Have you ever tried making paper flowers or a handmade craft? There are plenty of ideas out there; all it takes is a little research and creativity! You should not have to spend hundreds of dollars to show your love and appreciation.

How about date night? Taking your significant other to on a date is always fun, but it doesn’t only have to happen on Valentine’s Day! Be spontaneous, get a sitter for the kids on a weeknight, and go out just because. Leave a note for your significant every occasionally that will make them smile, bring home flowers, or make a special dinner and celebrate your love every day!

Valentine’s Day is a great way to remind ourselves to celebrate love all the time. Make time for the people you love and cherish small moments as a family. Celebrate love just because! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Arely Angel is the Lead Preschool Teacher for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation. She can be reached at 703-335-8872 or via email at

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