Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start making your plans for the day of romance. Some may disregard Valentine’s Day as a day created by card, candy, and flower companies while others think of it as just another day, but the truth is that it is what you make of it. Not everyone has good times when celebrating this holiday, and many people do not even have a date to spend it with. The ones that should be taking advantage of this day and embracing it to the fullest are married couples.

Being married guarantees that you will have yourself a date for Valentine’s Day. Of course, it is not that you need a special day to show love to your spouse, because that should be something you do every day, but we all know that life gets in the way. Take time out for just you and your spouse and celebrate your love. Be thoughtful and show your spouse how much you love and appreciate them. Discuss Valentine’s Day with your spouse and find something special to do that represents you and your relationship. Here are some things that married couples can do on Valentine’s Day.

Have a Romantic Candlelight Dinner at Home

Valentine’s Day does not mean that you have to make reservations to go out to a fancy restaurant. Married couples can have a romantic evening at home with a delicious home cooked meal. Set up a table with candles and Rose petals and share an intimate, low-key, romantic night with your spouse.

Watch a Romantic Movie together

 Whether you go to the movie theater or snuggle up on the couch, watching a romantic movie with your spouse is another great way for married couples to spend Valentine’s Day. A simple date night can be fantastic.

Have a Weekend getaway or a Staycation 

Turning your Valentine’s Day into a two-day affair is something married couples should try. Plan a weekend getaway or even a romantic staycation. Turn your phones off for two days and focus on your marriage.

Start a New tradition 

If you and your spouse do not usually make plans for Valentine’s Day, try starting a new tradition. Find things that both you and your spouse enjoy doing on a date night and turn it into a yearly thing. Doing so can make Valentine’s Day so much more special, and it will give you something to look forward to all year round. It can be as simple as going out for dinner, going to see a movie, and then taking a romantic walk or snuggling up in front of the fireplace with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne.

Have a Scavenger Hunt 

If you and your spouse are looking to do something a little different this Valentine’s Day, putting together a scavenger hunt can be the perfect activity, and it is actually a lot more romantic than it sounds.  Answer riddles, find clues to places that mean something special to you around town, such as where you had a first date, and then on the last clue, write a riddle that will lead your spouse to you and the romantic evening you have planned.  If it is something you and your spouse loved doing, you can alternate who puts the scavenger hunt together every year.

Spend it with your Children 

Maybe you and your spouse have only been married for a few years, and you have young children. Turn Valentine’s Day into a family affair. I mean, this is a holiday celebrating love, so try something new this year. Bake and decorate heart-shaped cookies, make each other homemade Valentine’s Day cards, and anything else you can imagine. It is such a sweet way to spend the evening, and you will be creating precious memories that will last a lifetime!

Recreate your First Valentine’s Day together 

Being married is one of the greatest things in the world. It is easy to get caught up in your hectic lives though, so show your love and appreciation for your spouse by recreating your first Valentine’s Day together. It is a sweet gesture and will show your spouse that you put much thought into planning the perfect evening for them. Remember that this day is about you and your spouse and the love you share.

The writer, Anna Donato, has been happily married for years, and sees Valentine’s Day as the perfect opportunity to express that love. For her friends and family looking to join her in the married life, she also helps plan weddings, and recommends websites like www.weddings-magazine.com for ideas. If you want to learn more, you can visit on Google+.