I think a lot of people don’t understand what real romance is. Anyone can buy flowers, candy and jewelry, there’s no love in that. The truly romantic things in life are those little things you do every day to show you care, and that you’re thinking of them. It’s going out of your way to make them happy. The way you hold her hand when you know she’s scared, or you save the last piece of cake for her. The random text in the middle of the day, just to say “I love you” or “I miss you”. The way she stops to kiss you when she passes by. It’s dictating her favorite song for her, and letting her eat your fries; telling her she’s beautiful, even when she’s in her sweats; with her hair in a ponytail and no make up. It’s putting your favorite show on pause so she can tell you about her day, and laughing at her jokes even the lame ones. It’s slow dancing in the kitchen and kissing in the rain. Romance isn’t about buying, it’s about giving. True romance is in the gestures.
After knowing what this all is, it still doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy your love one something on a special day.
- Well that’s how my story started.
Christmas comes and Christmas goes every year and oh the joys of not being in a relationship on that special day, but lucky for me I were in a position to buy someone something. Even though it says its not more about buying, it’s still that extra mile or five you will go to make them feel special, but what?
I couldn’t really wrap my head on some type of idea so I asked for some ideas from a few Lalas. There were some corny ones and some really sweet and other just totally out of my budget!
I finally came to a decision on a nice perfume with maybe some roses and nice packaging, now the searching begins! A few hours later I smelled like a perfume shop after trying everything to get that special one that will match her, well I think or I hope 🤞🏻
Now it’s off to getting flowers and packaging, to be honest I never even made it to that part and just decided that this super expensive bag from Sephora will have to do!
I felt relieved but also nervous because what if she doesn’t like it, what if it isn’t enough?
I decided to write a letter, adding a few ideas that some Lalas gave again! I wrote my 2 page letter and decided to give her a “coupon” it’s not like a real one but let me explain to you what kind of one it is; I asked her to write down 5 things she really wants to do and send me a picture of it or give it to me “this one has a expiration date” and I have to make those “wishes” come true, kind of corny right, but like they say it’s not always about buying but the things you do so I tried to balance the two out, I think I did a pretty good job 👍🏻
After a long day of smelling really nice and throwing away a whole pack of paper I finally made it to the point of giving her – her present. It made it all worth it in the end ❤️
Mmm .. That “He” should be a “She” ☝🏻😉
So that was my crazy story about my Christmas but I wouldn’t spend it any other way than smelling extremely nice and being with the one that puts a smile on your face every morning I wake up!
I hope your day was as memorable as mine!
“I think as you get older, your Christmas list gets smaller and the things you really want for the Holidays can’t be bought.”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.