Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and commercially, this day has been globally
promoted specifically to celebrate romantic love. It’s time to redefine what Valentine’s Day is. We live in a magical time where love has been given more than one meaning and we have the freedom to define what love means to us without being tied to a popular perspective on the subject. My personal favourite is self-love, which also happens to be the most important kind of love. Not only is there more than one way to define love, you can also celebrate it in so many ways. Follow Fab on Instagram for the latest in the world of fashion, arts, beauty and lifestyle.
Set the tone for Valentine’s Day with Self-love
Self-love sets the tone for how you want to be loved and can also be a reflection of how you are capable of loving others. Simply put, you must know love in order to give and receive love. Everything starts at home, so you have to start by filling your own cup with as much love as possible. This Valentine’s Day, try dating yourself, buy yourself some flowers, spend time with you, and do something that truly makes you feel special. Explore Self-Care Sunday.
What’s the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends?
Friendship is a sacred bond that at times might feel like a sisterhood. What if our friends are actually our soulmates? Challenge yourself to be intentional with your friends; try having a Galentine’s Day this year. Get together with your closest friends; have a sleepover or a dinner party. Give each other gifts and start your own Valentine’s Day traditions. We get through so much as friends, yet we rarely allow ourselves to romanticise those relationships. Friendship is a bond. It’s best built on a love that chooses you, so make the reservation and treat your friends to a Valentine’s Day filled with love and laughter, which is good for the soul. Don’t miss A Red Lip Valentine.
Put a greater emphasis on CELEBRATING YOUR FAMILY
Family is the most underrated source of love; we might be taking our family for granted when it comes to celebrating that love. Making a nice dinner, playing some board games, and watching a movie as a family definitely go a long way when it comes to celebrating love as a family. It’s all about the quality time and those fuzzy, special memories we make with our loved ones. This Valentine’s Day, prioritise family bonding time. Make them feel extra special; don’t just tell them you love them; make sure they feel it. Family is a huge blessing, and you don’t always have to break the bank to make memories that last a lifetime. Turn your home into an unforgettable experience and make the most of what you have.
If I’m single, what can I do to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Romantic love is a beautiful experience, but it is not everyone’s reality. Just because you don’t have a significant other doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Allow yourself the grace of defining what the day means to you. For me, it’s preparing my favourite meal and binge-watching a classic film with friends. When you finally have a partner consider 7 Black Love Movies You Must Watch With Her/Him. You may prefer Polo and Classical Music. Whatever it is for you, don’t even dare hesitate to go for it.