Love is truly in the air. Every February, a special day of love is celebrated by lovebirds, families, and friends around the world, who plan their day with pampering sessions, stunning flowers, and romantic dates or celebratory meals. However, did you also know that the entire week before Valentine’s Day is celebrated too? It’s called Valentine’s week!
The Love Week starts on the 7th of February and culminates on the 14th of February, which is popularly celebrated as Valentine’s Day. It is believed that St. Valentine was a priest who united lovers, and was apprehended for the same by the Romans. Since then, Valentine’s Day has always stood for a celebration of love in all its forms.
If you want to mark the date schedule for reference, here it is:
- Feb 7: Rose Day
- Feb 8: Propose Day
- Feb 9: Chocolate Day
- Feb 10: Teddy Day
- Feb 11: Promise Day
- Feb 12: Hug Day
- Feb 13: Kiss Day, and finally
- Feb 14: Valentine’s Day
Here are some romantic proposal ideas for each day of the Valentine’s week:
Feb 7, or Rose Day:
The name says it all! A single red rose has always signified love and passion, but if you want to make a formal wedding proposal to your significant other, you can also send 99 roses to him/her. Gifting roses by numbers conveys your intended message to your loved one/s, without having to say anything at all.
You can also choose from blooms in colors as varied as red, purple and pink to surprise your loved one/s with. If you want to try something different, you could even try spelling out your message using rose petals!
Feb 8, or Propose Day
This day is the second day of the Valentine’s week. After the first step to wooing your love has been taken, you can proceed by directly proposing to the girl or guy you adore. Be it asking for their hand or presenting them with gifts, this is the right day to express your true feelings.
A traditional proposal is a great idea. Choose the place you first met each other, and go down on one knee to express your undying love. This can be followed by a surprise performance by a band or musician.
Feb 9, or Chocolate Day
Like the name suggests, Chocolate Day is all about celebrating love via chocolate. After all, who doesn’t love this sweet aphrodisiac? The cocoa in chocolate is known to contain chemicals which trigger love-stimulating hormones. This is sure to make your loved one feel on top of the world.
You can choose to propose by taking your partner to a Chocolate Bar and indulge them with a delicious fondue, or even bake a Devil’s Food cake at home. If you want to surprise them, you can alternatively order a unique chocolate bouquet, complete with blooms!
Feb 10, or Teddy Day
The fourth day of the Valentine’s week is celebrated by gifting loved ones a cute teddy or a bunch of teddies. Regardless of whether your bear is giant-sized or tiny, this is a lovable present for your special someone. Stuffed toys are ideal for decorating bedrooms, and create great memories in the years to come.
Take your pick from teddies in different colors, such as pink, white and brown, and pick different themes, such as ‘nautical’ or ‘princess’ teddy bears to personalize the soft toy. If you want a fail-proof proposal option, opt for a color-coordinated bear bouquet with fresh flowers – this surely won’t disappoint!
Feb 11, or Promise Day
This is a day for lovers to renew the promises made to each other, and reinforce their sense of togetherness in all situations, along with an assurance to marry. It is ideal for expressing your undying love to your partner, and pledge to be with them in the days to come. After all, promises are what build trust in all relationships, and eventually help strengthen the bond of love.
This Promise Day, why not propose by gifting your partner a personalized watch with your names on it? If you prefer something else, choose a simple glass bottle with a message inside it – to symbolize the promises you made to each other.
Feb 12, or Hug Day
The 6th day of the Valentine’s week, or Hug Day, is all about celebrating the magic of hugs. A warm hug is all you need for reinforcing the love you feel for each other. Making your partner feel special is important to keep the spark in your relationship alive.
This day is perfect for proposing to your partner by gifting them a huggable gift combo, such as a set of fluffy cushions, which can be used by them at all times. You could even customize them by getting them embroidered with the word ‘Hugs’. Alternatively, you an express your romantic side to your loved one by getting a memorable picture of the two of you printed on a card or a cushion.
Feb 13, or Kiss Day
The last day before V-day is popularly-known as Kiss Day. Kisses, as we all know, can speak volumes about the love you feel for your beloved. Words are often not enough to express what you truly feel, and a kiss is the most affectionate way of bringing two people closer. This is a day for sharing sweet kisses, and conveying your emotions to your partner.
Seal the deal by proposing to your partner with a timeless gift that is sure to make your partner happy. Take a kiss selfie and get it engraved in a heart locket for your love to wear at all times. You could also get creative by getting them a cute lips’ print umbrella that’s perfect for long, romantic walks in the rain.
Feb 14, or Valentine’s Day
With the much-awaited day of the year finally here, there’s going to be no shortage of proposal ideas. A thoughtful gift will show how dedicated you are to the love of your life, as well as how well you know them. Find the right gift without any hassle by simply choosing what your other half likes.
If you want to impress your sweetheart, opt for a floral centerpiece made of fresh blooms. This doubles up as long-lasting table décor, and reminds your partner of your love for them each day. Another choice is a magnificent bouquet of his/her favorite flowers – pick from lilies, roses or tulips. You could even send across red velvet cupcakes with a ring hidden inside one of them - to delight your love.
Regardless of what your budget is, a personalized Valentine’s Day gift is always a cherished item. Celebrate the day of love by showing how much you care!
“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.” ~ By J. Krishnamurti