Landing on the calendar six months after Valentine’s Day, Romance Awareness Month is an opportunity to continue embracing love and celebrating your relationship with your significant other. The founder of Romance Awareness Month, Eileen Buchheim, dubbed August as the time of year for couples to reconnect and reignite the spark and passion between them. While Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with big, grand romantic date nights and expensive jewelry, Romance Month urges couples to celebrate with the little joys and romance they create throughout their daily lives. Here at Flowers & Fancies, we’re sharing a few ways to embrace love through flowers and love languages that you can speak every day.
Ways to Celebrate Romance Month and Speak Your Partner’s Love Language
Although there are millions of ways to celebrate Romance Month, there is nothing better than speaking your partner’s love language. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, when we speak our partner’s love language, we create a deeper and more meaningful connection to strengthen our relationship. Romantic gestures that speak our significant other’s love language make them feel not only loved but seen, heard, understood, and desired. So, whether it is quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, physical touch, or receiving gifts, speak your partner’s love language with the romantic and creative ideas below.
Leave Love Notes – Words of Affirmation
It’s nice to be reminded every now and then that you are loved, beautiful, kind, and appreciated. Love notes are the perfect way to express exactly what you love about your partner. Especially if their love language is “words of affirmation,” they will love finding small post-it love notes throughout their day or receiving sweet, romantic text messages while you are apart.
Enjoy a Long Weekend Away – Quality Time
While there are endless ways to spend quality time with your partner, a weekend vacation for two is one of the best. You can remove yourself from all distractions, set your phone “to do not disturb,” and give your undivided attention to your significant other. Spend a few days catching up, listening, chatting, and falling deeper in love.
Go Dancing – Physical Touch
Grab your partner by the hand, spin, dip, step, and sway together. Rest a head on their shoulder and step in time to a romantic classic like Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” or a modern beat like “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran. The beauty of dance is that it can be done anywhere at any time, music or not. So, move and groove with your significant other whenever the mood strikes at home, walking down the streets, or at a live performance.
Send Flowers – Receiving Gifts
Gift-giving is about sending a romantic message to loved ones and spoiling them with beautiful treasures, whether it’s a diamond necklace that says “you’re beautiful” or their favorite bottle of wine that says “you deserve a luxurious night to relax.” However, the best messages come from the language of flowers! Each stem and colorful bloom is bursting with unique symbolism and romantic meanings. For instance, a bouquet of red roses stands for passion, love, and romance, while alstroemeria represents devotion and support, and daisies symbolize true love and new beginnings.
Tackle the Chores Together – Acts of Service
Romance month challenges us to find small ways to keep that spark alive every day. So, while doing household chores might not sound romantic, it is one of the greatest ways to show your significant other that you see them, appreciate them, and respect them. Whether you surprise them with a clean house to walk into when they come home or tackle some chores together with music, singing, and laughter, your partner will be filled with gratitude and love.
Plan a Weekly Dinner Date – All Five Love Languages
Eating dinner together is something that you might already do regularly. However, we urge you to kick it up a notch this Romance Month and dedicate one day a week for a romantic dinner date. Bring the flowers, light the candles, make reservations at their favorite restaurant or cook a delicious, cozy meal at home. While you enjoy dinner together, hold hands and reminisce on the love you two share.
This August, fall back in love with your partner through daily romance, date nights, and spending more quality time together. Start Romance Month with a stunning and meaningful floral arrangement from Flowers & Fancies for your significant other to fill the home with joy and passion.