February is the month of love and romance, or so the card shops would have us believe.
My husband and I agreed to purchase Valentine's Day cards for each other but we drew the line there. This is an expensive year for us with lots of renovations in the home and neither of us wanted or needed a fussy gift for V Day.
Besides, I've always believed it's the little gestures that keep romance alive, especially in a long term relationship.
For instance, I don't think I ever feel quite as romantic as when hubby fills my car tank with gas and fixes my wonky windshield wipers. In fact, I've told him he's never as sexy as in those moments. What can I say? I hate pumping gas.
He's surprised me on many occasions with flowers and little gifts but tends to do it when I'm not expecting it. I love that. And quite frankly, who doesn't want flowers for
Of course, chocolates go a long way especially when the sugary gift is unexpected. Cheap and cheerful chocolate makes me chirpy...and yes, I am trying to kill you with alliteration.
Does that mean one should ignore Valentine's Day and similar holidays? No. Those moments are nice too. However, it's the small, surprise gestures that keep me coming back every time.
My contemporary romance Vice is now 1/2 off at Samhain Publishing's site. ** Please note: due to the publisher closing, this book will only be available until the end of February. Don't wait to add it to your to-be-read list!
Buy link: https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5577/vice