25 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

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.

  1. Valentine’s Day (2010)
  2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  3. Love & Basketball (2000)
  4. The Notebook (2004)
  5. P.S. I Love You (2007)
  6. Letters to Juliet (2010)
  7. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  8. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  9. Moonstruck (1987)
  10. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  11. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  12. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  13. Pretty in Pink (1986)
  14. Music and Lyrics (2007)
  15. Last Holiday (2006)
  16. She’s All That (1999)
  17. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  18. Pretty Woman (1990)
  19. Say Anything (1989)
  20. Ghost (1990)
  21. A Walk to Remember (2002)
  22. Titanic (1997)
  23. Love, Simon (2018)
  24. 50 First Dates (2004)
  25. 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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Valentine’s Day Journal Writing Prompts

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?

20 Quotes for Valentine’s Day

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.

  1. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo.
  2. “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.
  3. “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.
  4. “To love and be loved is to the feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott.
  5. “Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte.
  6. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Pablo Picasso.
  7. “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
  8. “There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” – Reese Witherspoon.
  9. “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.
  10. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran.
  11. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.” – Plato.
  12. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”William Shakespeare.
  13. “There is no remedy for love but to love more,” – Henry David Thoreau.
  14. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known, but even that is an understatement,” – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  15. “You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered.” – Nicholas Sparks.
  16. “When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.” – Elizabeth Bowen.
  17. “Love is something eternal … The aspect may change but not the essence.” – Vincent Van Gogh.
  18. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein.
  19. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson.
  20. “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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Self-Care Ideas for February

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.

  1. Stay hydrated at all times, drink plenty of liquids, especially water.
  2. Call (not text) a friend just to chat.
  3. Take a long warm bubble bath on a cold wintry evening.
  4. Go on a nature walk.
  5. Write in a journal.
  6. Write letters or send out homemade cards.
  7. Give yourself an in-home spa treatment.
  8. Drink a warm beverage, herbal tea, or hot cocoa with marshmallows.
  9. Binge-watch a series of movies or your favorite television show.
  10. Meditate or pray.
  11. Listen to soft music while wearing headphones to tune out the world around you.
  12. Turn down the lights, light candles, or use flameless ones.
  13. Buy yourself flowers.
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat the chocolates.
  15. Go for a hike. Even if you are just starting, many trails are for beginners.
  16. Get take-out from somewhere new.
  17. Feed the wild birds, just to be outdoors for a few minutes.
  18. Do you have snow? Make a snow angel or build a snowman.
  19. Try a new workout regiment.
  20. Watch the sunrise or sunset without any interruptions. Put your phone on silent just for a short time.
  21. Take a nap.
  22. Try a new dessert recipe.
  23. Skip social media for a day.
  24. Do something for someone else.
  25. Get outdoors and take photos.
  26. Get crafty. Dollar stores have inexpensive crafting supplies to get you started.
  27. Try something new.

February Journal Writing Prompts

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.

  1. The second month of 2021 is here! How did January go for you? Your family? Work? School?
  2. What do you hope to accomplish this month? Try to write down at least 5 goals.
  3. Are you still working on your New Year’s resolutions? Or did you already break them? Go into details.
  4. Are you still facing restrictions due to the pandemic? What are your concerns right now?
  5. What makes you feel safe during this pandemic? Why?
  6. Did you get the vaccine? Why or why not?
  7. Do you plan on watching the Super Bowl tonight? Why or why not? What is your favorite part of the Super Bowl?
  8. What parts of your life would you like to change or make improvements? Why?
  9. Who inspires you at this time in your life? Why?
  10. Free write for at least 10 minutes. Set a timer.
  11. What do you love about your life right now? Work? School? Family? Provide details into each area.
  12. Write down your travel destinations. Write 5 big travel destinations. Then, write down 10 local ones. Why did you pick these?
  13. What was the best part of your day? Why?
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day! How did you spend your day? Did you do something special?
  15. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Why?
  16. What is your best trait? Why?
  17. What are you doing for self-care? Make a list of current self-care routines. Now, add at least 5 more items to try.
  18. Pick a good friend or close family member. Write why this person is so important to you.
  19. Write a letter to someone you admire. (You don’t have to send it)
  20. Write down your 5 favorite songs. Why does each one of these songs mean so much to you?
  21. If you had a chance to act in any movie or television series (current or past), what would you pick? Why?
  22. Write about a time in your life when you felt special or honored?
  23. Write about a random childhood memory.
  24. Write about what you were doing at exactly 1pm. Use extreme details.
  25. Write a review of a local establishment.
  26. Write about a high school memory.
  27. Write about a difficult time in your life. How did you get through it?
  28. What are you looking forward to next week? Next month? For the remainder of the year?

 

February Drawing Prompts

 

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.

  1. Self-portrait (Be nice to yourself)
  2. Ground Hog
  3. Clouds
  4. Eyes
  5. Mythical Creature
  6. Patterns
  7. Football
  8. Winter Trees
  9. Silhouette
  10. Mittens, Hat, & Scarf
  11. Flowers
  12. Love
  13. Hearts
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  15. Ice Skates
  16. Hot Beverage
  17. Fire Place or Bon Fire
  18. Gnome
  19. Window Scene
  20. Insect
  21. Snowflakes
  22. Dinosaur
  23. Bird
  24. Animal
  25. Hands
  26. Spirals
  27. Sun
  28. Food

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Did you know February 26 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day? The pandemic, social distancing, school, work, daily routines, and other commitments can easily fill your schedule.  Try taking time out to celebrate unofficial holidays. Celebrating National Tell a Fairy Tale Day is a great way to try something new and simply have fun. Fairy tales have a long-standing place in history.

Think back; what was your favorite fairy tale from childhood? Some family favorites may include:

Do you remember the excitement of learning the story? Now there’s an entire day dedicated to the love of a fairy tale.

How to Celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Traditionally, a fairy tale is a mythical or fantasy-based short story. The characters may include a prince, a princess, fairies, gnomes, or talking animals. The setting usually contains a castle or magical forest. The limitation of the storyline is only your own imagination. So, embrace the day by celebrating fairy tales.

1. Go to Your Local Library

If open, visit your library on Tell a Fairy Tale Day. The trip provides you and your loved ones with the opportunity to find the perfect story. Consider finding a new fairy tale to read. Or check out an old favorite to enjoy once again.

2.Read to Your Children

 Read your favorite tale to your children. Children love to hear new stories.  Spending quality time with your children is also a rewarding experience. Ask open-ended questions about the tale to ensure understanding. The process will actually help your children’s communication skills.

3. Go to the Bookstore

 Purchasing a new book of fairy tales is a great way to find a new story. Bookstores often carry stories from different cultures or countries.

4. Write Your Own Fairy Tale

Pick up your pen and write your own tale. If you have children, encourage them to write a fairy tale. The creative process enhances critical thinking, social, and communication skills. Ask younger children to verbally express their fairy tales. Writing down their thoughts in a notebook may turn into a lasting memory.

5. Arts and Craft Time 

After reading or sharing a story, use the fairy tale storyline as the basis of your art and crafts project.

  • Draw pictures with chalk, colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • Paint a picture
  • Make a collage with magazine cutouts or other material.
  • Create a storyboard or storybook of your fairy tale.
  • Decorate a plastic container to use later to plant magic beans. The decorated pot will easily complement the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. 

6. Create a Puppet Show

Creating a puppet show can be a creative and rewarding process. A large box may be part of the stage or backdrop for your fairy tale. Make hand puppets or finger puppets to act out a fairy tale. If your children are hosting the show, record the event.

7. Bake or Cook a Special Treat

Decorate cookies to match your fairy tale. Or cook a special meal to incorporate a theme from your favorite fairy tale. For example, adding peas to your meal can be part of the Princess and the Pea fairy tale.

8. Host a Family Fun Movie Night

Disney movies are a wonderful resource for fairy tales. Make popcorn or other special snack and enjoy your movie night.

Regardless of the way you celebrate, take time to enjoy National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Life is short; make memories. Use your imagination, enjoy the day.

 

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