People have mixed feelings the moment February kicks in because we are reminded once again that, yes, it’s the love month. While some cringe at this man-made capitalist holiday, others take the opportunity and express their love and appreciation towards the people they care about.
In this digital age, we’ve forgotten the sentimental value of giving and receiving thoughtful and timeless gifts for our special ones. But whether we admit it or not, we’re all fans of romantic gestures that make us swoon. With February 14 coming up, it’s time to bring back the oldie but goodie tradition of giving heartfelt gifts to the people we love and make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.
Make a (Digital) Mixtape
Mixtapes were all the rage back in the 80s and 90s that have evolved from cassette tapes to CDs and now made easier thanks to Spotify. Reminisce memorable moments like the first kiss, date, or even that memorable night drive together. Compile all these favorite songs and put them in a Spotify playlist that you can even customize with a name and photo.
Commission an Artwork
Sometimes pouring your heart out on a piece of paper just isn’t enough especially when you’re at a loss for words. When you can’t find the right words to say, express yourself and your feelings with art. Commission an artist to recreate special days or moments in your relationship. It’s more personal and something that your special someone can hold on to for a long time. We recommend Vincent Aseo for traditional drawing and sketching with digital art or Daniel Ansel Tingcunco for vibrant cartoon-inspired artworks.
Go for a Timeless Bouquet of Flowers
Of course, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a big bouquet of blooming flowers. Say “I love you” in the most romantic way possible with a handful of farm-fresh blossoms from Island Rose. Made with old-fashioned love and care, Island Rose’s Dutch and French roses are grown using state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities in the cool climate of Tagaytay. Pick a fragrant bouquet of white or red roses or opt for a vase of different hues to show your special one how colorful they make your life.
Simple heartfelt and thoughtful gifts can go a long way. Make your loved one’s Valentine’s Day even more special with old school gestures of love and appreciation.
See all of Island Rose’s beautiful blooms on their website