How to Survive Valentine's Day (in a Long Distance Relationship)

As you know, my long time boyfriend Kevin tours for a living. This means he's pretty much always gone when it's time to celebrate life's milestones (and any other little events most couples partake in).

I always see lists for "Single Girls", but never for those of us in long-distance related relationships. So here are some fun things you can do if you have a boyfriend/girlfriend who can't be with you to celebrate cheesy holidays like Valentines!


Have a Skype/FaceTime Date!
This is like a new age love letter! 
Wake up with each other, share a drink at happy hour OR have a good night chat before bed! Sometimes the best gift you can give/receive, is just taking some time out of your busy schedules to make time for each other!

Send them a Cheesy Valentine! 
I LOVE doing this, but that's because Valentine's Day has never been a huge deal for us (as he's always away we never get to really celebrate any!). I usually find a quirky image or text and send that or make my own! They're always good for a laugh, but I think he gets the idea that I'm loving & missing him! 

Send a Valentine's Day Care Package!
If your significant other is someplace you feel confident won't misplace this, send them a care package with cute little things that you guys both enjoy! It can be candies, inside joke items or even romantic/thoughtful items! Heck if you're feeling racy, you can send sexy items too! It's all up to you and your comfort level! 

Plan a Day of Love Related Pictures!
Send them photos all day of you & things you love to do together with the promise of doing them when you're together next! I like funny photos - me with pizza & beer, me watching tv in bed, taking the dog for a walk, going to a movie & stuffing my face with popcorn, etc. (if you didn't catch one, we're pretty good at being sloths together!)

Now just remember, there are plenty of things you can do on Valentine's Day when your partner isn't around and you don't want to skip it all together - hit dinner & movie with some gal pals, stay in and give yourself that manicure you've been neglecting for weeks (months... ugh, I know, I'm the WORST girl!), trying a new recipe, hanging with family & make them eat a heart shaped pizza with you (I'm guilty of this one, a lot)! Just don't eat an entire bag of conversation hearts or chocolates! Save that for AFTER Valentine's Day, when you can buy the candy half price! 

Do you have any special ideas? What would you do for your Valentine if they weren't available to celebrate with you! Let me know in the comments below!

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