National Couples Day
Do you celebrate National Couples Day? No? You should! It’s a day to celebrate all of the wonderful couples in your life. Whether you’re married, dating, or just friends, National Couples Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care. So why not make this year extra special and do something extra special for them? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
It is vital for couples all over the world no matter the circumstances that surround their relationships to know that their partner is the best thing that ever happened to them. It is not easy to find someone special to you. Ask those who have gone in and out of relationships for several reasons.
Being single is good because you can make your decisions without someone having a contrary opinion, you can do all you want to do without taking permission from anyone. However, having someone special to you helps to make a wiser decision, having someone you are accountable to helps to make you feel you are not alone. It has been said that two heads are better than one.
Like a Philosopher called Aristotle once said ‘‘Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies’’, isn’t it sweet to have someone whom you will spend the rest of your life with? Don’t you love the thought of having someone you can share your achievements and problems with? Oh, what a sweet thing love is!
Each year on August 18, National Couples day is marked to acknowledge and recognize the love between two people. For those who are yet to be in a romantic relationship, this day serves to remind them that they have the option to be with someone if they want!
Do you have anyone special to you? Isn’t it worth it to celebrate them? Even though every day is meant to be used to celebrate the one you love, you can make use of August 18 which has been recognized as National Couples Day to honor your partner for all the care and support they have given you.
History of National Couple’s Day
National Couple’s day has a long history evolving from St Valentine’s Day. From an article published in a magazine in 1938 came the concept to celebrate a national day for couples. In the article, readers were asked to take pictures to mark the celebration of their wedding anniversary and send them to the magazine in other to create a calendar.
In 1942, after it was featured in Life Magazine, this idea spread across America. It has now become a day that is celebrated by couples all over the world. Since 1993, this annual worldwide love festival has occurred every year. This day serves as an opportunity for people to celebrate and appreciate their significant other. National Couple’s Day is celebrated all over the United States and in other countries like South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
In history, there are stories of couples to learn from. The first couple written about in human history at the beginning of time is Adam and Eve. It was written that these two were made for each other. Others include Romeo and Juliet, Mark Anthony and Cleopatra in the 30BC, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning in 1846, and King Edward Vill and Wallis Simpson in 1936.
The idea behind celebrating National Couple’s Day is that everyone should be equally celebrated, and every couple should have equal opportunities to make their relationship work regardless of their values or where they live. National Couples Day, therefore, provides a pleasing way to enjoy being part of a pair.
How People Celebrate National Couple’s Day
- Couples Go On a Special Date
Couples who live together might not see a reason to go out on a normal day. National Couple’s Day brings a reminder to couples to take a date on a romantic outing, explore the town, and do everything that excites them.
- Couples Go Camping
Going on camping is one of the activities couples do together to reminisce about the early days of their relationships while doing cute photo shoots and playing newlywed games.
- Couples stay at home all day and Watch Movies
Several couples, because of the nature of their work rarely have time for their partners. National Couple’s Day, therefore, gives an opportunity for them to stay indoors all day with their partners. They can take the day to watch movies about famous couples. Some of these movies include ‘Radioactive’ produced in 2020, ‘Walk the Line’ produced in 2005, ‘Loving’ produced in 2016, ‘And Southside with You’ produced in 2016, to mention but a few.
- Couples Buy Gifts for each other
National Couple’s Day is a day to show how much you appreciate and care for your partner by giving them gifts. Giving a gift to someone we care about also helps to communicate our feelings and appreciation for them.
- Couples Write Love Letters To Each Other
Giving your partner a passionate love letter is a way to maintain and deepen your intimacy. Writing love letters helps to convey sweet things you may be too shy to say in person to your lover. Words of love are always appreciated no matter which forms they take.
- Couples Cook a Romantic Meal Together
Cooking together with your partner is more enjoyable than cooking alone. National Couple’s Day serves as an opportunity for couples to cook their favorite meal together. The important thing is not exactly the food they are cooking but the fact that you are doing it together.
Importance of National Couple’s Day
- To Build Relationship
Celebrating National Couple’s Day creates a sense of unity among couples. Knowing you have someone always by your side both through thick and thin, someone who is there for you both in your successes and failures is a tool for bonding in relationships.
- To Build Moral for Couples
Through celebrations, our efforts being recognized serve as a boost to our morale. When we are appreciated for the things we have done or still do, it helps to improve our attitude towards life. Undoubtedly, love between couples grows and their relationship becomes productive when morale is high between them.
- It brings a sense of motivation and recognition
Having someone who cares about you, someone whom you celebrate with motivates you to do better in life. Celebrating National Couple’s Day gives couples a sense of recognition even for the smallest accomplishments in their lives.
- Creates the Atmosphere of Joy and Happiness
Regardless of the current situation couples go through, such a day as this helps to loosen up and enjoy the moment. It helps couples rekindle their love and affection for each other, thereby creating an atmosphere of joy and happiness.
What to Give On National Couples Day
- Deliver Coffee to Their Door
You can pick out a practical gift for your married couple’s friends like signing them up for a monthly coffee subscription. This especially guarantees that they will not run out of their a
- A Photo Shoot Gift Card
A couple’s wedding day shouldn’t be the only time they take romantic pictures together. By giving them a photo shoot gift card, they can organize a minutes outdoor session with a local photographer at their convenience.
- A Relationship-Building Game
You can be on the lookout for a unique gift like the card game which was thoughtfully developed by psychologists and relationship therapists for married couples. The idea is to provide questions designed to inspire meaningful conversations.
In Conclusion, National Couples Day is a time to show how much your partner means to you. Ask yourself when last you have shown love to your partner. Ensure you get it right this time and understand that love is not passive but active. Showing love to your partner is not only done with words but also in action. Today, ensure you tell that special person in your life how much you love them and also back it up with actions!