Some say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also keeps you safer, according to the latest guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Go old school and write a handwritten letter to someone. It can be a love letter to a romantic partner or a letter letting someone know you’re thinking of them.
- Send a voice recording to someone complimenting them. When they’re missing you, they can replay your message to hear your comforting words.
- Make breakfast for the other members of your household. Nothing’s better than waking up and having one less thing to do in the morning. For those outside your household, consider having breakfast delivered.
- Create a playlist for someone of songs that remind you of them. When they listen to it, they’ll think of you.
- Send someone a delivery of their favorite foods. To put a romantic spin on it, consider sending dessert and wine. Chocolate strawberries anyone?
- Ship a Valentine’s Day care package with their favorite items. Fill the box with gifts that remind you of them, like homemade treats and a lavender-scented candle.
- Pick out a new recipe or two to cook together. Make it a phone-free zone so you can give your undivided attention to your partner.
- Schedule a Zoom call for a paint and wine night. Screen share a video of step-by-step painting instructions and follow along with your partner.
- For members within your household, give them a hug. It’s been a tough year and a hug can do wonders to melt someone’s worries away and show them you care.
- For people outside your household, send something that can be physically comforting, like a blanket or a stuffed animal to cuddle with. If you’re sending it to a romantic partner, consider lightly spraying your perfume on it so it smells like you when they receive it.
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