Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be cheesy

There’s a lot of pressure to do the traditional stuff on Valentine’s Day, but hey, it’s kind of a made-up holiday, so it’s perfectly fine if you make up your own celebration. I found some pretty good ideas from They say:

Forgot to plan something for Valentine’s Day, but don’t want to do the typical cheeseball romance stuff? Here are some last-minute ideas that will let you show how much you care without feeling cliche — and without breaking the bank. (Okay, okay, some of these might be a little cheesy, but come on, it’s Valentine’s Day. Lighten up.)

Some of their suggestions: Create something together. Have a cooking contest. Buy a cheap flight to somewhere you’ve never been. Or, be a tourist in your own city. Or how about this bold idea:  Do nothing (hopefully with your sweetie, but if that’s not an option, then hey, be good to yourself for a change.)

Check out the whole list here.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.