I know you all have February the 14th circled in bright red pen on your calendars. For most of you, it’s because you’ve been counting down the days till you get to spend a whole 24 hours with your loved one in romantic bliss. However, for those of you covering the Valentine’s Day shift, it’s probably because you’ve been frantically trying to figure out how to make this day meaningful from the confines of sterile halls, and that not so small circle is a reminder that time is running out! Not to fear, though! I’ve got a couple of great tips to help you pull off the perfect Valentine’s Day; even if it’s from the hospital, clad in your nursing scrubs. So here it is: Roses are red, violets are blue. Here are some great ideas, to say ‘I love you!’
Just handing over a bouquet of red roses and some chocolate hearts is way too cliché! You have to think outside of the ‘chocolate’ box. (Sorry, I had to!) By avoiding the traditional route and getting your loved one something they will actually value, you’re showing that you really appreciate their presence in your life. If they are a collector, buy them an item of interest, or perhaps you’d like to create a handmade gift certificate that says something along the lines of, ‘Redeemable for 2 hiking trips with the guys, no questions asked!’ Don’t tell them this, but you can then just turn it into a girls night out; so it’s win-win for everyone!
The Perfect Lunch
Wake up just a few minutes earlier and pack the perfect lunch for your partner. Include all his or her favorite foods and some heart shaped sugar cookies for dessert. Oh, and maybe include a recent photo of the two of you, with a personalized note on the back. It’s a simple yet great way to remind your love that even though you have to work today, you are still thinking of them!
Make a Video
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like…actually saying ‘I love you!’ So give over a short Valentine’s Day message through video! Your partner will really appreciate such a gesture because it’s personal, they get to see your face, and it’ll be a surprise. Who doesn’t love a good surprise? Upload the video onto your computer and email it to your loved one. Like this, the first thing he/she will see when they open their email is YOU!
Take a Rain Check:
Who said February 14th has to be Valentine’s Day? Make a little switcheroo in your calendar, and turn, let’s say, February 18th, into Valentine’s Day; or whichever later date works for you! Then go and do whatever you would normally do on Valentine’s Day. Have a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant, rent a movie to watch etc. Regardless of what you decide to do, go all out as if it were actually Valentine’s Day, because guess what? For you and your partner it is!
Valentine’s Day away from the one you love can be hard, but you’ll get through it! And to keep your spirits up, make sure to be wearing a set of medical scrubs from the brand new HeartSoul collection. They’re young, on-trend, and fun to wear. Not to mention, you’ll be cheering up your patients stuck in the hospital over Valentine’s Day as well!