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How to Share the Love Virtually this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day plans will likely be affected by stay-at-home orders and the inability to travel this year. Whether you’re in the same place as your loved ones this Valentines day or sending love from afar, there are a few ways that a high-speed Internet connection can help.  We’ve compiled a few unique experiences and thoughtful gifts to let your loved ones know that you’re thinking about them.

Virtual Valentine’s Dates

Plan a Facetime Dinner Date: If you’re not in the same city or area as your loved one, plan a virtual dinner date. You can even send a surprise meal to their door with services like Grubhub or Doordash. .

Go Somewhere Together (Virtually): Spend the date like you normally would in person – at a museum, at the zoo or an aquarium. Many institutions are offering online experiences that you can explore from the comfort of your home.

Play Some Virtual Games: A little healthy competition makes a great date. Create a virtual trivia night with the Random Trivia Generator online. Or play a virtual board game with Tabletopia (which has classics like cards and checkers, along with newer games.

Hold a Virtual Movie Night: With so many streaming services available, you don’t have to leave your house to go to the movies. Pop some popcorn and choose a movie to watch together.

Virtual Gifts to Show Your Love

Though you can still send flowers or chocolates, why not do something a little unique and send a virtual gift as well? Here are some unconventional ideas to keep everything virtual this Valentine’s Day.

Gift a Spotify playlist: Music and memory go hand-in-hand. Give the gift of thoughtful music by creating a playlist on Spotify that reminds you of your relationship. Every time your loved one listens to it, they’ll think of you.  

Send a Video message: If you can’t be there in person) there’s something special about sending your love via a video message. Let them know you’re thinking about them on this day.

Personalized Gifts: Some other personalized virtual gifts can bring the laughs. You could use Witty Comics to make them a personalized comic strip. On Signs of Love, you can create your own custom virtual sign (including road signs, graffiti, stadium scoreboards, etc. with a message for your Valentine. Or use Armored Penguin to create a personalized crossword puzzle with questions and answers geared toward your relationship.

You have many opportunities to step out of the norm and get creative this Valentine’s day – even if it’s entirely online. After so much time at home, something unexpected could be exactly what’s in the cards.

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