4 New Romantic Traditions to Start This Year

For many couples, Valentine's Day is the one day of the year when both partners feel free to pull out all of the romantic stops. Poems are written, dinner reservations are made, flowers are delivered. Hooray! But getting back to business on February 15 doesn't have to mean the end of romance. Make this Valentine's Day special by starting one of these four traditions -- and keep it going all year long. Don't wait for the next holiday to get mushy. It takes several special moments sprinkled throughout the days of the calendar to keep your romantic spirit -- and your relationship -- alive.

4 Romantic Traditions to Start This Year

Join Together, Play Together, Love Together

1. Make Your Own Card or Greeting
It's easy to buy a card for the person you wish to express your love to. But it is very special to sit down and make your own greeting. Find paper you like, fold it in any way you want and draw or paint a card yourself. Decorate it in any way you like and write your own message. This will have much more impact, as it will be coming straight from your heart and therefore will go straight to the heart of the person you are sending it to. Just the fact that you took the time to stop and create something so personal for them is a gift in and of itself. Most likely he will cherish it and also realize how much he means to you. The very act of doing it will also open your heart more and show you what you really feel.

Make It Last: Once your creative juices are flowing, make more than one card. Then, choose one random day each month when you want to give a happy un-Valentine's Day card!

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