Every year on 14th February millions of people celebrate Valentine’s day showing their compassion and love for the special people in their lives. When you think of how to express your love on this special day, you may think of flowers, fancy dinners, chocolate, and greeting cards, but this day might be harder to celebrate for those battling cancer. However, it is more important than ever to show your love and support during this time. Here are some ideas that may be a little more low key, but still have a big impact.
❤ Write a love note or poem – express your feelings in writing and let them know how much they mean to you.
❤ Plan an at-home movie night complete with take-away and their favourite snacks.
❤ Buy your loved one a journal so they can write down their emotions and challenges. You can also start your own journal and together write about daily topics or achievements.
❤ Help complete tasks on their to-do list. Cancer can be exhausting and your loved one may need help crossing off some items.
❤ Have a spa night – candles, lotion, face masks, essential oil and a Zen playlist will help set the atmosphere.
❤ Spend quality time with your loved one without any distractions such as electronics, live in the present.
❤ Plan a game night – try a new board game, play charades or have a small tournament with all your favourite games.
❤ Have your own private book club – is there a book you both wanted to read? Get two copies and spend the evening reading and discussing the book.
❤ Cook their favourite meal or recreate their favourite restaurant – sometimes going out can be exhausting so bring the experience to your home.
Are there any ideas that you think we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments ⬇