As I’ve grown older, I’ve gotten more into the idea of a personal and intimate Valentine’s Day. I like to think if you’re celebrating it romantically, then it’s a day when you should turn off your phone, put away your laptop and focus on your relationship. If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy a more relaxed Valentine’s Day celebration. We always stay in — opting for a movie and game night with take-out food. As much as I would favor this over a night in a busy restaurant, staying in and playing Scrabble can feel a bit like you’re losing some of the romance!
It’s my opinion that the little details can make all the difference. Add dimmed lights and a few candles and you’re setting the scene already. I’ve made these cute, heart-shaped tea light candles to scatter around our table this year. They’re so quick and easy — you can whip them up in time to add a little more romance to your night in, too! —Fran