Today is Valentine's Day and hopefully you're prepared. Maybe Valentine's Day snuck up on you this year and you think it's too late to find a great gift for your partner.
It's never too late to show your love. According to History.com, 141 million cards are exchanged each year on Valentine's Day and that doesn't count cards the kids exchange at school.
You will still find a great selection of cards at card stores, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Wal-Mart and other retail locations. Some of these stores are open around the clock, so run out before work and pick up cards.
Over half of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the six days preceding Valentine's Day so you won't be alone.
Chocolate candy and flowers top the list of Valentine's Day gifts. You'll find both of these in many retail stores, as well as another favorite, stuffed animals. You can't go wrong with one or all of these three gift ideas.
Another idea is a pair of tickets to a play or sporting event. There are plenty of events from which to choose. Visit LynchburgTickets.com to see a calendar of upcoming events and to purchase tickets.
Plan a getaway weekend to the beach or another warm location. Some of us will enjoy a three-day weekend, courtesy of George Washington. Monday is President's Day and a day off from work in some companies. Extend the weekend at Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach or another fun place where you can enjoy fun in the sun.
Visit a local museum or gallery together. This is great for couples or the entire family. Both Lynchburg College and Randolph College have art galleries on site. The Maier Museum at Randolph College is renowned throughout the world.
Take in a movie. Visit River Ridge Mall or Candler's Station to choose your favorite comedy, romantic movie or action movie to watch for Valentine's Day.
Enjoy dinner out or make a romantic meal at home. The way to a man or woman's heart is through the stomach.
It's never too late to say I love you to your sweetie. Have a great Valentine's Day, however you celebrate. You can find more ideas in the articles below.