Romance fills the air each February as Valentine’s Day takes center stage. Couples make elegant dinner reservations, buy stunning jewelry for one another, and enjoy a romantic day or evening celebrating their love. However, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time to be romantic or make your significant other feel special. Romance Awareness Month was founded by Eileen Buchheim and is commemorated throughout the month of August each year to encourage couples to keep that spark, passion, excitement, and romance alive. As August is the halfway point to Valentine’s Day, it was Eileen Buchheim’s wish to encourage couples to make each day of the year feel special and romantic, whether through grand gestures or simple tokens of love. This year, your friends here at Busch’s Florist are giving you a few tips on how to keep that passion and flame burning this August by speaking your partner’s love language and, of course, sending them gorgeous flowers.
Ways to Celebrate Romance Month and Speak Your Partner’s Love Language
One of the most important ways to connect with your partner is by speaking their love language. The 5 Love Languages, introduced by Dr. Gary Chapman, include words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, physical touch, and receiving gifts. Finding out which love language your partner finds the most endearing and meaningful will help you plan the perfect Romance Month to show your significant other how much you respect, adore, and love them.
Leave Love Notes – Words of Affirmation
A fun and romantic idea is to leave small post-it notes around the home so they can be reminded of your love as they brush their teeth, brew their coffee, make their lunch, and hop in their car. Make them humorous with funny drawings or sweet and sentimental with reminders of how beautiful they are and how much they are loved.
Enjoy a Long Weekend Away – Quality Time
August can be the perfect time of year to take a romantic mini-vacation, just you and your partner. It’s warm in most places, and a slower season for many professionals, so you can turn off your cell phones and quiet the distractions from your everyday lives. Take this time to be present, learn something new about your significant other, and reignite your passion and romance.
Go Dancing – Physical Touch
From live music to dance classes or even turning up the radio in your home, there is always an opportunity to grab your partner, hold them close, and groove together. Music is a brilliant tool that can help you express yourself, whether it is an upbeat, fun love song, a slow romantic ballad, or a tune that transports you back in time. Spin, dip, sway, and look into each other’s eyes as you embrace and dance the night away.
Send Flowers – Receiving Gifts
There is no doubt that sending a bouquet of red roses is romantic. However, numerous flowers also represent love, desire, beauty, happiness, and romance, including sunflowers, carnations, daisies, orchids, and red lilies. Surprise your partner by sending a floral arrangement to their office or handing them a bouquet “just because.”
Tackle the Chores Together – Acts of Service
Few people find great pleasure and joy in doing the household chores, which is why this is the perfect opportunity for you to step in and make it romantic. You can crank up the music, dance, sing into the mop, and play games while folding laundry. Your partner will enjoy the company as well as love and greatly appreciate the helping hand.
Plan a Weekly Dinner Date – All Five Love Languages
A romantic candlelight dinner for two is the perfect way to speak your partner’s love language, even if you don’t know what it is. All August long, select one day out of the week that will be dedicated to a dinner date. Bring them flowers, cook, clean, or drive, silence your cell phone, hold hands across the table, and gaze into their eyes as you talk, listen, and remind them why you love them so much.
Say “I love you” with flowers this August, during Romance Month. From acting as a darling centerpiece on a date to accompanying a written love note or being a sweet surprise for your partner after a long day, flowers will always keep the romance alive. Say it beautifully when words escape you with a bouquet of blooms from Busch’s Florist.