Did you know February 20th is National Cherry Pie Day? How do you celebrate? Eat some cherry pie, of course.
- Family Night: Cherry pie for dessert is a great way to celebrate your weekly family night.
- Guilty Pleasure: Eat a delicious piece of cherry pie while binge-watching your favorite new series.
- Homemade Cherry Pie: Pull out your favorite recipe and bake a homemade cherry pie.
- Local Bakery: If you are not a baker, stop at your local bakery and buy a cherry pie. Not only will you get a tasty cherry pie to share with your family (if you want), you are supporting a local business.
- Give One Away: Whether you bake or buy, consider dropping a second cherry pie off to your neighbor, friend, or family member.
Why celebrate National Cherry Pie Day? Why not? The weather, social distancing, and simple daily routines have a way of making life dull. Celebrate silly holidays with your family, significant other, roommates, or your cat.
Valentine’s Day is almost here. Are you in the mood to binge-watch romantic tales? Check out the following list of romantic movies to watch this Valentine’s Day.
- Valentine’s Day (2010)
- Pride & Prejudice (2005)
- Love & Basketball (2000)
- The Notebook (2004)
- P.S. I Love You (2007)
- Letters to Juliet (2010)
- When Harry Met Sally (1989)
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
- Moonstruck (1987)
- Dirty Dancing (1987)
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
- Pretty in Pink (1986)
- Music and Lyrics (2007)
- Last Holiday (2006)
- She’s All That (1999)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Pretty Woman (1990)
- Say Anything (1989)
- Ghost (1990)
- A Walk to Remember (2002)
- Titanic (1997)
- Love, Simon (2018)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- Love Actually
Are these movies not exactly what you are looking for this Valentine’s Day? You can always watch a fun childhood classic, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (1975).
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Every day millions of people use hashtags to attach a specific subject across social media platforms. Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to connect. Are you looking for the right hashtags to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021? Check out the following list of ideas.
What Valentine hashtag will you use?
When people think of February, Valentine’s Day often comes to mind. Celebrated yearly on February 14th, Valentine’s Day focuses on love. Whether you single, married for 50 years, or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day can stir up a lot of emotions. Use the following writing prompts to explore your memories and thoughts surrounding Valentine’s Day.
- On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, are you single, married, living with someone, or looking? Is this where you want to be? Why?
- What are your thoughts about Valentine’s Day?
- What is your definition of love?
- Who is the love of your life?
- Did you hand out Valentine’s Day as a child?
- Did your parents celebrate Valentine’s Day? What did they do?
- Describe your ideal date for Valentine’s Day.
- In a relationship, how are you making this Valentine’s Day special?
- How do you feel when you receive a Valentine’s Day card, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, or other gifts?
- If money were not an object (or the pandemic), where would you like to spend Valentine’s Day? Why?
- Who was your first date? Where did you go? What did you do?
- Who was your first kiss? Describe the experience.
- Did you date in high school? Why or why not?
- Did you marry your high school or college sweetheart? Why or why not?
- Are you currently married? How did your significant-other purpose to you?
- Describe your wedding.
- Are you single? Is this a lifestyle choice? Why or why not?
Are you ready for February 14th? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The day is all about love. Are you trying to figure out the right words to write on a card? Perhaps, the following quotes will provide the perfect inspiration.
- “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo.
- “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you,” – Winnie the Pooh.
- “I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates,” – Maya Angelou.
- “To love and be loved is to the feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott.
- “Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte.
- “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Pablo Picasso.
- “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. / I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight / For the ends of being and ideal grace.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- “There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” – Reese Witherspoon.
- “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love,” – William Shakespeare.
- “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran.
- “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.” – Plato.
- “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare.
- “There is no remedy for love but to love more,” – Henry David Thoreau.
- “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known, but even that is an understatement,” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- “You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered.” – Nicholas Sparks.
- “When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” – Elizabeth Bowen.
- “Love is something eternal … The aspect may change but not the essence.” – Vincent Van Gogh.
- “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein.
- “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson.
- “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”- Dr. Suess
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Between the winter months and the pandemic, self-care is essential for your physical and mental health. Even though your schedule may be chaotic at times, focusing on yourself will help alleviate stress. Try to set aside a little time every day just for you. Do you need some ideas for self-care? Check out the following list for self-care ideas for February.
- Stay hydrated at all times, drink plenty of liquids, especially water.
- Call (not text) a friend just to chat.
- Take a long warm bubble bath on a cold wintry evening.
- Go on a nature walk.
- Write in a journal.
- Write letters or send out homemade cards.
- Give yourself an in-home spa treatment.
- Drink a warm beverage, herbal tea, or hot cocoa with marshmallows.
- Binge-watch a series of movies or your favorite television show.
- Meditate or pray.
- Listen to soft music while wearing headphones to tune out the world around you.
- Turn down the lights, light candles, or use flameless ones.
- Buy yourself flowers.
- Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat the chocolates.
- Go for a hike. Even if you are just starting, many trails are for beginners.
- Get take-out from somewhere new.
- Feed the wild birds, just to be outdoors for a few minutes.
- Do you have snow? Make a snow angel or build a snowman.
- Try a new workout regiment.
- Watch the sunrise or sunset without any interruptions. Put your phone on silent just for a short time.
- Take a nap.
- Try a new dessert recipe.
- Skip social media for a day.
- Do something for someone else.
- Get outdoors and take photos.
- Get crafty. Dollar stores have inexpensive crafting supplies to get you started.
- Try something new.
Journal writing is a great way to get your thoughts down on paper (or on the computer). Set aside time each day to write. If you need inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for February.
- The second month of 2021 is here! How did January go for you? Your family? Work? School?
- What do you hope to accomplish this month? Try to write down at least 5 goals.
- Are you still working on your New Year’s resolutions? Or did you already break them? Go into details.
- Are you still facing restrictions due to the pandemic? What are your concerns right now?
- What makes you feel safe during this pandemic? Why?
- Did you get the vaccine? Why or why not?
- Do you plan on watching the Super Bowl tonight? Why or why not? What is your favorite part of the Super Bowl?
- What parts of your life would you like to change or make improvements? Why?
- Who inspires you at this time in your life? Why?
- Free write for at least 10 minutes. Set a timer.
- What do you love about your life right now? Work? School? Family? Provide details into each area.
- Write down your travel destinations. Write 5 big travel destinations. Then, write down 10 local ones. Why did you pick these?
- What was the best part of your day? Why?
- Happy Valentine’s Day! How did you spend your day? Did you do something special?
- What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Why?
- What is your best trait? Why?
- What are you doing for self-care? Make a list of current self-care routines. Now, add at least 5 more items to try.
- Pick a good friend or close family member. Write why this person is so important to you.
- Write a letter to someone you admire. (You don’t have to send it)
- Write down your 5 favorite songs. Why does each one of these songs mean so much to you?
- If you had a chance to act in any movie or television series (current or past), what would you pick? Why?
- Write about a time in your life when you felt special or honored?
- Write about a random childhood memory.
- Write about what you were doing at exactly 1pm. Use extreme details.
- Write a review of a local establishment.
- Write about a high school memory.
- Write about a difficult time in your life. How did you get through it?
- What are you looking forward to next week? Next month? For the remainder of the year?
Why draw? Spending time drawing enhances creativity, reduces stress, improves coordination, and boosts self-esteem. February is the perfect time to create. Dust off your drawing pencils or buy new ones. Keep in mind, expensive supplies are not required to begin. Buying basic number two pencils and drawing paper at your local dollar store is a great way to start. If you some inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.
- Self-portrait (Be nice to yourself)
- Ground Hog
- Mythical Creature
- Winter Trees
- Mittens, Hat, & Scarf
- Happy Valentine’s Day!
- Ice Skates
- Hot Beverage
- Fire Place or Bon Fire
- Window Scene
Welcome, February 2021! Time to take some photos! Of course, many believe February is the month of love! Do not forget, Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Do you need some photo inspiration? Check out the following prompts for February 2021!
- New month, new selfie.
- Low Light
- Sunrise or Sunset
- Stuffed Animal
- Valentine’s Day!
- 3 pm
- 3 Like Objects
- Roads or Streets
- Down Low
- Up High
- Far Away
- Out the Window
- To Your Left
Time to say good-bye to 2020 and welcome 2021! Are you looking for fun things to do in the new year? How about taking photos? Don’t worry. You do not need an expensive camera; your cell phone will work. Check out the following January photo prompts for inspiration.
Photo Prompts for January
- Welcome 2021-New Selfie
- On Your Right
- Warm Beverage
- Black and White
- Street Art
- Out Your Window
- On your Left
- Down Low
Have fun with your photo prompts. Print out your photos, make scrapbooks, or share on social media.