In an effort to bring couples closer together and encourage daily romantic gestures, Eileen Buchheim founded National Romance Awareness Month. Falling six months after Valentine’s Day, Romance Month is celebrated throughout the month of August and challenges couples to celebrate their love all month and in turn, all year long. In addition to sending your significant other a fantastic floral arrangement that will brighten their day, make them smile, and remind them of your love, your friends here at Conklyn’s Florist are sharing a few more ways to be romantic this August.
Ways to Celebrate Romance Month and Speak Your Partner’s Love Language
Connect with your partner during Romance Month by speaking their love language! The 5 Love Languages were introduced by Dr. Gary Chapman and aid couples in finding romantic ways to make one another feel seen, appreciated, heard, desired, and loved. This August, plan romantic gestures that relate to quality time, physical touch, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, and acts of service, and speak the love language of your significant other.
Leave Love Notes – Words of Affirmation
Written love notes, funny pictures, and even sweet text messages are all ways to treat your significant other to romance throughout the day. Whether you spend the day together or apart, you can ensure they feel loved, supported, beautiful, and appreciated. No wonder why love notes are one of the oldest forms of romance!
Enjoy a Long Weekend Away – Quality Time
Nothing is more relaxing or romantic than a weekend getaway with your significant other. Whether you spend time sipping champagne at sunset near the water or hiking to new heights and gazing over a brilliant landscape, this time should be about reconnecting and quieting all the distractions from your everyday life. Turn your phones off, talk, look into each other’s eyes, learn something new, and remember why you fell in love.
Go Dancing – Physical Touch
Dancing is a timeless and romantic way to connect with your partner through music, movement, and physical connection. Take your significant other out on the town and dance together to live music, surprise them with a fun, professional dance lesson, or just crank up the tunes at home and groove in the living room or kitchen.
Send Flowers – Receiving Gifts
A dozen red roses could be the perfect gift to surprise your significant other this August. To celebrate your love, happiness, and adoration, send them flowers to brighten their day or greet them with a bouquet as you set off on your next date. It’s a genuinely romantic “tale as old as time.” If you are looking for stems to complement roses, look towards symbolic blooms like daisies, orchids, sunflowers, carnations, violets, and larkspur.
Tackle the Chores Together – Acts of Service
Make your partner feel loved and appreciated this month by pitching in with daily and weekly chores before they even get a chance to ask. Wash their car, clean the bathroom, mop the floor, or toss out old food from the fridge. If you are cleaning together, put on some upbeat music and enjoy each other’s company while checking off everything on the to-do list.
Plan a Weekly Dinner Date – All Five Love Languages
Romance Month lasts all August, which means planning a weekly dinner date to celebrate sounds pretty nice. With four or five dates ahead of you, depending on which day of the week you choose, you can cook them dinner, drive them to a favorite romantic restaurant, set the table with candles and flowers for them, silence your phones, hold hands between the flickering candles, and look lovingly into their eyes as you listen and chat about how you fell in love.
No matter your plans to keep your romance alive, include the freshest blooms from Conklyn’s Florist. Even when you are at a loss for words, their beauty, allure, symbolism, and meaning will do the talking for you. “Flowers don’t tell, they show.”