Valentine’s Day is hard to ignore. Everywhere you look, there are ads telling you how to celebrate your love. But if you’re single, the onslaught of pink hearts and photos of couples can be downright depressing. You can try to run and hide from Valentine’s Day, but why not consider taking control of it by starting your own holiday tradition?
The first step to enjoying Valentine’s Day while being single is to take comfort in knowing you are not alone. There are many people like you who are in between relationships and do not currently have a significant other to spoil with gifts and dinner at an overpriced restaurant.
Perhaps you have friends who are in the same situation as you. Why not host a themed party at your place for all of your single friends? If you have everyone bring something to eat or drink, you can even save some money. You can have a mini cook-off or dessert challenge. You could even have everyone bring a drink and have a tasting event. Maybe you could consider starting a game night tradition and have your friends bring their favorite party games. There are so many things you can do with a group of friends that will keep you from feeling down on Valentine’s Day.
Remember, love has nothing to do with cards, flowers, or forced celebrations. You can celebrate love whenever you have it. In the meantime, why not:
- Have a movie night,
- Send out cards to people who would truly appreciate them, such as a neighbor who is going through a difficult time,
- Offer to babysit for some married friends who otherwise would not be able to go out,
- Send some flowers to a parent or loved one out of the blue, or
- Treat yourself to a spa day and relax
Shake off your negative feelings and consider doing something positive for yourself or loved ones. Perhaps you will create a new tradition that you can keep even if you are with someone next year. Find what makes you happy and embrace it! And once you’re done partying and need a place to store all those party decorations, Pasadena storage facility STORBOX is ready to house your seasonal items. Whatever you may want to keep for later, our secure facilities have the space that you need.