How to Celebrate Valentine's Day in a Long-Distance Relationship
Feel close to your partner this Valentine's Day even if you're miles apart. We have creative ideas for mailing a sweet surprise, planning a long-distance dinner date, the most meaningful way for sending your special someone flowers, and creating lasting memories.
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Deliver a Favorite Food
If you can't make your special someone a home-cooked meal, go for the next best thing -- delivery! Order a favorite meal and have it sent straight to their door. Bonus points if you find a heart-shape pizza.
Make a Scratch-Off Card
This cute gift adds extra oomph to an ordinary card. Your significant other will scratch off a special surprise to give him something extra to look forward to on his next visit.
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Make "Open When" Letters
Give a gift that will last all year. "Open when" letters give your S.O. a personalized note whenever they need it most. Write down short letters, quotes, or memories, then tuck them inside an envelope. Label each letter with instructions, such as, "Open when you miss me," "Open when you need a laugh," "Open when you're sick," etc.
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Cook the Same Dinner
Enjoy a fancy Valentine's Day dinner together by cooking the same dish. You can each treat yourselves to a fancy meal, like lobster tails or filet mignon, then have a dinner conversation over video call.
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Watch a Movie Together
Set up a time to sync-watch a favorite movie or TV show over a video call service. You'll be able to see each other's reactions to the movie and chat about what's happening.
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Have Fresh Flowers Delivered
It's a classic move for a reason. Send someone lucky in your life a bouquet of fresh blooms.
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DIY String Art
This DIY looks impressive but is actually simple to make. Personalize the gift by adding your initials or outlining the states you live in. If you're both giving gifts, plan to open them at the same time.