It’s just about that time of year where couples find creative and romantic ways to express their love for one another. If you happen to live hundreds or thousands of miles away, however, Valentine’s day may present some challenges. You aren’t in the same place, so going out on a date or even embracing each other with hugs and kisses won’t work. Though there’s nothing like face-to-face meetings, you can still show your distant-lover just how much you’re thinking about them on this day of love.
Send an E-card
A simple yet thoughtful way to express your love to your long-distance partner on Valentine’s day is to send them an e-card. These are digital cards that are designed to be sent via email. You can send a generic card template, or you can get creative and incorporate your own designs and images to make it more unique. Your significant other will smile when they open the card to read the message.
There’s nothing like a surprise delivery to your home or workplace to make you feel special. Though you can’t be there to deliver them yourself, your partner will be delighted that you thought of them. This day and age, there are a lot of items you can choose from to make their day. You could go traditional by sending a bouquet of flowers with a personalized card that has a loving message inside. If your distant-lover has a sweet tooth, you can consider chocolate deliveries and have chocolate and wine covered strawberries delivered to their front door.
Create a Playlist
When you don’t have the words to express how you feel about someone, music is a great second choice. Take some time out of your day to put together a list of love songs that have meaning to you and your significant other. You can choose love songs from a particular era, or simply create a playlist of random songs that let them know what you feel inside. Once you’re done, you can send the playlist via email, share it on a music app, or send it via social media so everyone can hear you share your love for your partner.
Digital Gift Cards
There’s no need to purchase a gift card and send it through snail mail. Thanks to modern technology, you can send your distant-lover a gift card virtually. Select a brand or company that your boyfriend or girlfriend likes and purchase a gift card. A link is then created for your partner to retrieve their gift card and use it in stores near them. From a fancy lunch to a nice spa day, there are plenty of gift card options so take time to decide which one would have the most meaning for your guy or girl.
Showcase Your Talent on Video
If you want to get more personal than an e-Card you could always record a video for your long-distance lover. This is an especially unique idea if you have a few talents. You could compose a song, recite a poem, perform a dance, or play a musical instrument. Then, upload it to social media or send it via email to the one you love.
Video Date Night
You may not be able to travel to your significant other for Valentine’s day, but you can still spend quality time together. A video date night can really be a lot of fun. Using a platform like Skype, put together a date for you and your long-distance partner. You can order food from the same restaurant and share a meal together over a conversation. You could download a streaming service and watch a movie together at the same time.
If you have it in the budget, and really want to be with your long-distance partner for Valentine’s day you could always plan a mini getaway. Try to choose a destination that is easy and affordable for you both to travel to. There are plenty of last-minute romantic getaway packages you can take advantage of including affordable airfare, hotel stays, and car rentals. A weekend alone together is really all you need to make this a special moment.
Don’t let something like distance keep you from expressing your love this Valentine’s day. There are too many platforms and advanced technologies available today to bridge the gap between the two of you. Add your own personal touch to the above-mentioned ideas for a special way to let your boyfriend or girlfriend know you’re thinking about them – no matter where they are.