Did you know that Valentine’s Day has a sister holiday half a year later? On the 14th of August, “Romance Awareness Day” arrives. The entirety of August has been designated ”Romance Awareness Month.” Unlike Valentines Day, Romance Awareness month’s founder, Eileen Buchmheim, created the holiday to celebrate the little things in romance and encourage couples to celebrate their relationships throughout the year. It’s important to remember that romances aren’t always about grand gestures and luxurious surprises. Instead, Romance Awareness month celebrates the little romantic gestures that you bring into everyday life, whether it be, holding hands, singing and dancing together, or even just saying I love you. This Romance Month, Heartfelt Florist is honoring the little things and encouraging you to say I love you through romantic gestures like enjoying flowers.
Ways to Celebrate Romance Month and Speak Your Partner’s Love Language
Romance Month is around the corner, and you can make this year’s memorable by speaking your partner’s Love Language. From creative date ideas to the little things you do each day, each person’s Love Language is their own. Dr. Gary Chapman has described five ways to share the love with your significant other in ways that make them feel appreciated and respected. This romantic Dialogue acts as an affirmation of your love and can be expressed as acts of service, receiving gifts, physical touch, quality time, and words of affirmation. So this Romance Month, act passionately and speak your partner’s love language with these fun and romantic activities.
Leave Love Notes – Words of Affirmation
Whether you stick post-it notes around the home for them to find as they get ready for the day or leave a long love note on their pillow so they can begin their day with a full heart, they will surely be touched by your thoughtfulness and romance. From funny pictures that make them laugh to reminders of their beauty and kindness, you can ensure a perfect start to their morning.
Enjoy a Long Weekend Away – Quality Time
Oftentimes, social media, work, kids, pets, friends, and our everyday routines can distract us from our partners and the romance that is right in front of us. Planning a weekend getaway to a new place for you to explore together or your favorite vacation spot that holds wonderful memories for both of you is a fantastic way to quiet distractions and let yourselves fall in love all over again.
Go Dancing – Physical Touch
Music can be quite powerful, especially when paired with movement and your favorite dance partner. If dancing in public seems frightening, try holding hands and swaying to a romantic ballad, or crank up the tunes in the kitchen for just the two of you. Hold them close, dip, groove, twirl, and embrace for a fun way to reignite that spark.
Send Flowers – Receiving Gifts
There are so many ways to express your love and appreciation for someone, but the language of flowers is perhaps our favorite way to say “I love you.” Flowers are timeless, beautiful, and endlessly romantic, whether a symbolic bloom like the classic rose or a collection of passionate red stems. Each flower type and petal color has a unique meaning that not only expresses love but encouragement, adoration, gratitude, joy, and so much more.
Tackle the Chores Together – Acts of Service
We know that a deep clean of your home doesn’t sound like the ideal date night, but giving your partner a hand with daily, weekly, and monthly chores might be the perfect way to speak their love language. Crank up your favorite tunes, dance, and sing while you mop, scrub, and fold laundry. Sometimes, it isn’t about what you’re doing but who you are doing it for.
Plan a Weekly Dinner Date – All Five Love Languages
If you are unsure which love language your partner identifies with, hit them all at once by planning a weekly dinner date. Pick one day out of the week where you cook dinner or drive to a favorite restaurant, present them with flowers, light candles, hold hands across the table, turn off your cell phones, tell them all the things you love about them, and enjoy a romantic evening together.
Flowers will always be a good way to say, “I love you.” Whether it be a new decoration for the home or a spontaneous bouquet, flowers will help you ensure that your partner hears your love without saying anything at all.