It’s a month full of love and while you may be on the road the most of your days, you can still let your partner know how you feel. You don’t have to limit your love to Valentine’s Day. And, there’s actually a lot of romantic ways to show your loved one that you’re thinking of them. All you need is some creative thinking and extra preparation time to get started. With a combination of snail mail and digital technology, you’ll find the perfect way to say “I love you.”
- Plan a virtual date.
If you can’t see your loved one in person, why not see them online! Connecting digitally is as easy as opening your phone so planning a romantic virtual date is a breeze. Plan a set time, look your best and enjoy your seeing your partner online.
- Surprise your loved one with flowers.
Flowers are always a great option because they can be sent from anywhere as long as you can remember to order them. Plan for them to arrive during your loved ones work hours to make their coworkers green with envy.1-800-flowers delivers to most of the U.S. and you can find local florists to deliver in any areas that aren’t in their range. You can get traditional roses, sunflowers, tulips, any arrangement you want! Plus their site is a great one-stop shop to find other options like fruit basket arrangements, baked goods, and stuffed animals.
- Write an actual love letter.
Sending a postcard full of love or a handwritten letter in the mail seems like such a thing of the past, but it’s a great way to let someone know you’re thinking of them. Sending a vintage handwritten little note can be a very thoughtful gesture. Just try to avoid the cliché “roses are red, violets are blue.”
- Send a thoughtful care package.
If prearranged flowers don’t seem special enough for your partner, consider putting together a personalized package full of love. Send things that might remind you of something like a burned mix tape CD of your favorite songs, little candies, candles, or even lingerie.
- Plan a surprise on a day when you’re in town.
There’s nothing better than a surprise date when you’re on the road most of the week. A planned date is perfect for truckers who are used to making flexible choices with their loved ones. Plus nothing is more romantic than taking your significant other by total surprise with the whole ten yards – flowers, candy, wining and dining.
Now that you have a few ideas in your head, go spice up your relationship. Being a truck driver and away from home doesn’t have to be a total bummer on your relationship. Just be sure to let your loved one know that they’re still in your head and in your heart – even when you might be hundreds of miles apart.