…then let’s take a deep breath!
This is the last full week leading up to Valentine’s Day. It’s not too late to plan something special for your love. We’ve heard couples say, “Oh, we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day – it’s too commercial.” To this comment we say, “How sad!” Not that they choose to not participate in the over- romanticized holiday, but that they choose to not romance their spouse in a way that blesses them.
Imagine if we chose to not celebrate Christmas because of how commercial it has become? We don’t have to participate in the way everyone else does, but we can participate in a way that becomes US. It is OUR tradition, OUR memories which matter to US.
We have enjoyed Valentine’s Day in a way we wouldn’t trade for anything else. What could you and your spouse do to make this a holiday you look forward to because of the memories you’ve made together, rather than, avoiding it at all costs? Don’t miss such a great chance to celebrate the love that is in the air–the love between you and your spouse.
We would love to hear what your plans are–simply comment to this post and let’s share our creativity! Who knows? Your idea may just spark another couple to celebrate in the same way. If you are looking for ideas around Orlando–below is our Mark Your Calendar list.
♥ Things To Do In Orlando ♥
Celebrating Valentines Day the weekend before? Here are some unique ideas:
Romantic Dining, Orlando’s best
- Winter Park – Free Fridays at the Morse Museum of Art from 4p – 8p. There will be live music provided by Romanze Due featuring the flute and guitar.
- Winter Park – Second Annual Valentine Concert in the Park on Sunday, February 12th, from 4p – 6:30p. Michael Andrew and Swingerhead will be performing live. FREE.
- Winter Park – Popcorn Flicks in the Park will be on Thursday, February 9th in Central Park. This month’s feature is Sleepless in Seattle. Showtime is 7p and it’s FREE.
- Winter Park – Albin Polasek Museum is open all weekend for FREE during ArtsFest weekend.
- Sanford/Lake Mary – Seminole State Planetarium features Heavenly Love: Love Stories In The Night Sky on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th. Doors open at 8:00p. and the cost is $6 per person. Come hear the stories told from centuries past.
- Maitland – Enzian Theater presents Saturday Matinee Classic showing of Romeo and Juliet on February 11th starting at 12p.
- Winter Park – Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will be hosting it’s first installment of Chocolate 101, an interactive class which lasts 90 minutes and is limited to 8 guests. It includes samples and wine pairings. Cost is $25 per person. Hurry, space is limited!
- Winter Park – Casa Feliz has its weekly open house on Sunday, February 12th from 12p – 3p. This weeks music provided by Lisa Ferrigno Violin Ensemble. FREE.
- Sea World’s Discovery Cove is offering special romance packages for Valentine’s Day. If you are looking for something extra special–this one would certainly fit the bill.
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9 years ago on jan 28 we closed on our house. Joe worked hard to make sure we were moved in by valentines day. We had a home cooked meal and slept on our single mattress but it was one of the best nights we shared on our mew home So the tradition has continued every valentines to have a home cooked meal and I decorate like crazy. Everything from paper hearts on the wall to crepe paper on the ceiling. My nieces always help decorate and now that my girls are older they all help in creating the fun!
What a great tradition! And I love how the kids are just as involved too. Our kids helped me when they were still at home. I wouldn’t trade our romantic dinners at home on Valentines for any other dinner in the finest of restaurants. I love the privacy.
I started today with hiding a reese’s peanut butter heart in his lunch box, and I will hide one somewhere every day of work till the 14th. Then on valentines day I plan on detailing his truck for him and filling it with red construction paper hearts and his Reese heart for that day. Not sure how I’ll pull all of this off yet, but I will figure it out, and the fun for me is I’m not even worried about if he does something for me 🙂
What a great idea, Cheryl! Romance doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive – just thoughtful. And you’ve done this well! He will be blessed by your “sweet” effort.
I just want to say that you are such a gift to so many people, my friend. I’m just glad I get to see you love your husband and LIVE OUT the things you talk about on your blog. For all who visit here, Tom and Debi are the real deal. They truly “practice what they preach.”
Thank you for using your time and your gifts to inspire us all!!
We love you!
Benny and Sheree
🙂 We love you back! Thank you!
I took the day off work so I can spend the whole day with my wife! Well, at least after her surgery in the morning, I’ll spend the rest of the day with her in the hospital.
We hope all is well, Evan. It’s always hard to watch your spouse go through painful times. The next to the best thing is being there with her to offer love and support.