Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is not to be ignored. Here are three ways to have a great day, whether or not your mailbox is filled with Valentine's cards…
1. Throw a Valentine's Party
OK, so Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which doesn’t make it a great night for a party, but if you're too shy to ask the guy of your dreams for a Valentine's date, a party can be a good alternative. Rather than the embarrassment of a formal date, a casual get-together with your friends helps make sure that no gets left home alone. And, of course, a Valentine's night party can be a great ice-breaker if you do have your eye on that special someone…
2.Have a girl's night in
Don't feel up to a party on Valentine's? Don't worry: a girl's night in can be just as much fun, and you don't have to go to the trouble of dressing up for it either (although, of course, if you need the excuse…). Try indulging yourselves: invite a couple of friends around, try out some inexpensive face masks, experiment with makeup or just curl up with some of your favourite romantic movies, some chocolate and some popcorn. Boys? Who needs them?
3. Try some card tricks (Valentine's cards that is!)
If you do need boys to make the most of Valentine's day, of course, there's nothing to stop you going out and getting one… Valentine's day is the perfect excuse to tell someone how much you like him, and saying it with a card is much less embarrassing than saying it in person!
Traditionally, Valentine's cards are sent
in secret, with the object of your affections forced to guess who his secret admirer might be. If you'd rather be a little more direct, though, (it is the 21st century after all), don't be afraid to sign your name. You never know where it might lead!
Don't have a Valentine in mind? Send a card to your best girl friend instead. She could probably do with some cheering up…