“Love is all you need.” ~ John Lennon
Valentine's Day was first observed in the early 5th century A.D. as a Christian feast in honor of the martyr Saint Valentine. Today, it is widely recognized as a celebration of love and affection towards romantic partners, family members, and friends and is observed by millions worldwide. This year, the trend is Everlasting Love.
Be Romantic. Be Creative. Be Generous.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary and coincide with Valentine's Day, your heart can go into theatres to watch the remastered version of James Cameron's Titanic. Award-winning, this epic film was the first to reach an initial worldwide gross of over 1.84 billion. It is one of the most popular romantic movies of all time; you can watch it in 3D 4K HDR, with high frame rates. Check your local cinema for screening times, and don’t forget the popcorn.
Over 250 million roses are produced for Valentine's Day. Order a virtual bouquet from online services such as Floral 2000 or 800 Florals if you haven't picked up the real thing. All you need is an email address; their customer base spans the globe.
Or write a poem on platforms like Poem Generator, where a few words from the heart generates a personalized rhyming message.
Jigsaw puzzles are innovative and fun, fostering healthy communication, and collaboration, important aspects of any relationship. Now online, "puzzling" enables couples, families, and friends to connect the pieces on platforms like Jigsaw Planet. You can even customize a special Valentine's Day puzzle.
If you want to follow the traditional path of love, exchanging handmade cards has a long history. According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association, Americans generally send 145 million Valentine's Day cards each year, with Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany also keen writers. Teachers receive the most creative valentines, followed by children, parents, and partners.
Heart emojis and love hashtags increase significantly on and around Valentine's Day. True romantics with a sense of humor can create quirky messages from websites such as Canva, Adobe Spark, and Hallmark or on Facebook and Instagram's built-in greeting card feature.
It has been reported that American consumers are expected to spend $25.9 billion this year, one of the highest spending on record. Expensive jewelry tops the list, followed by sentimental presents and chocolates. Flowers remain one of the most romantic Valentine's Day gifts.
Treat your valentine to a holiday. One of the largest travel sites in the world, Tripadvisor provides user-generated reviews and opinions. Download the app together and book your romantic getaway.
Does your Valentine love tech? If so, CBS News recommends a smartwatch, earbuds, gaming system, or tablet. Or design a website together. OBCIDO's web development team will help share the love.
On Valentine’s Day: Be Romantic - Send a bouquet or Write a poem. Be Creative - Puzzle together or Design a card. Be Generous - Book a Holiday or Gift a Website.