8 Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Military Spouse Way

Simply mention the words “Valentine’s Day” and you might find yourself in the middle of a division you had no idea existed! From the “I hate Valentine’s Day” camp who believe V-Day is a stupid made-up holiday promoted by greeting card companies, flower vendors, and candy makers and only serves to put pressure on relationships…to the swoony, starry-eyed, can’t-wait-to-tell-you-what-I’ve-planned DIY’ers… to the not-single-by-choice group who find it an obnoxious reminder that everyone seems to be part of a couple but them, you may not be prepared for how strongly people feel about hearts, Cupid, and chocolates.

But whether you love it or hate it, February 14 will soon be upon us. And whether your spouse or significant other is home or away, I offer you the following…8 Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Military Spouse Way

1. Ignore it completely.


Seriously! Can’t see your special someone today because they’re TDY or deployed? Or is your spouse around but neither of you really give a flip about Valentine’s Day? Then ignore it and treat is as just another day. No harm, no foul. (Unless you post a sour diatribe about it on social media, in which case the lovers among us will likely roll our eyes just a bit.) And you might want to avoid restaurants on Feb. 14 as it’s one of the busiest days of the year.