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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Everyday!

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(Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

(CBS Charlotte) — Valentine’s Day is the designated day where people are supposed to show their love and appreciation to their significant other.

Many people show their appreciation in the form of expensive jewelry, boxed chocolates, red roses, and/or treating their loved one to a romantic dinner.

Love is in the air…but wait, it’s easy to get sucked in to the overly-hyped love holiday better known as Valentine’s Day — which by the way raked in $17.6 billion in sales last year.

In truth, far too many people spend the days leading up to Valentine’s Day in a complete frenzy. They stress about creating the perfect setting and purchasing the perfect gift — all in an attempt to “prove” their love. Does that make sense?

While it’s nice to know that there is one day per year that people are supposed to show their love and affection, shouldn’t everyday be a less expensive version of Valentine’s Day?

Love Is All About The Little Things

Dear Men,

Most women do not need you to prove your love by buying her expensive jewelery or lavish gifts, but rather it’s the little things that you do that make her feel loved. Things such as:

Sending her a sweet text message or calling her, just to let her know that you were thinking about her
Telling her that you love her
Hugging her, holding her, kissing her, and just being there for her
Listening to her and acknowledging her (yes, you actually need to do this, she knows when you aren’t really listening to what she has to say)
Making time for her (Sure, you need your guy time, but she needs time with her guy too…that’s you)
Making her feel special, in any way possible
Going out of your way to do something nice for her, just because you wanted to

Forever yours,

Women

Dear Women,

Most men do not really care about Valentine’s Day, nor do we care about what you buy us to show “how much” you love us.  BUT, we will do just about anything to make sure that you are not disappointed on Valentine’s Day. Take that for what it’s worth, and reward us on Valentine’s Day for our efforts.

Sincerely,

Men

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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