As the temperatures drop and the landscape gets covered in silvery white snow, the winter season brings changes not only to the surroundings but also to life for the hectic city dwellers. With the freezing temperatures and the frozen bodies of water, all outdoor activities become burdensome and travel might even be impossible.
However, the winter season won’t be a huge obstacle for you and your spouse when it comes to keeping the romance alive. Yes, dates are indeed difficult to plan with work and schedules to keep track of. But with enough creativity and a huge chunk of passion, winter dates, even at home, can be as warm as sunshine in June.
No need to step out of the house, winter dates for you and your spouse can still be fun even at your very own cozy home. Leave your jackets and coats on the hanger for this one – with simple dates like this, you’ll both look forward to more snow days all season long.
Cozy up with mugs and s’mores.
It is the most wonderful time of the year indeed, because only during winter season is it legal to get high on all the hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows your body can handle. Make a date out of it by watching Christmas movies or doing your online gift shopping while you both gobble up on the scrumptious warmth of cocoa.
Wrap ‘em up.
Especially when your family has a long list of gifts to be given out, gift wrapping becomes a tasking job for a single person to tackle. Why not make an event out of it? Make your own wrapping paper and together you both can wrap the gifts. On the plus side, this way both of you get to see which toy goes to whom and which cousin gets what.
Oh, Christmas tree!
Whip out the ladder as it is time to decorate the tree. Start the tradition of making your own Christmas ornament each year, to be hung at the tree, until it is filled with adorable handmade ornaments representing each year you are both spending the holidays together.
Frolic on the pristine white blanket all around your neighborhood and embrace the beauty that comes once a year in a form of snow. Here are a couple suggestions of how you both can enjoy winter from the outdoors:
Local light shows.
Go for a drive around the block and simply enjoy the Christmas lights and decors of your neighbors. Pack a thermos full of hot cocoa and bring a couple of snacks along as you and your spouse whiz through the streets filled with beautiful displays and decorations.
Build snowman and make snow angels.
Reminisce the fun you had back when you were little and spend hours outside in the cold just to make giant balls of snow. Build a snowman for the front yard, roll around in snow angels, and even have a snowball fight – your only limit is your creativity.
Go ice skating or sledding.
Of course, how could anyone miss out on the open ice during winter season? Grab your gears and head out to nearest park or rink together with your spouse for a fun and romantic evening under the stars, while on skates.
Time for some winter cheer.
The guys will surely be a fan of this one, as you both get to spend time with each other while watching a game live. Get tickets to see a winter sporting event together, be it hockey or a basketball league game. Munch on those food stand treats and get ready to shout and cheer all night long.
Feel-good dates are all about being charitable and being thoughtful, especially as the year is quickly ending and another one will soon start. Being able to give back, not only to those around you but even to yourself, will surely make your winter season more memorable and meaningful.
Pay it forward.
No matter how simple or small a gesture is, an act of kindness brings joy and warmth to anyone. Spend your winter date volunteering in a soup kitchen or set up a toy drive for the local orphanage, you get to spend your day together, meet other people, and touch other people’s lives as well. It is definitely a win-win for everyone.
Gift-giving for a day.
Especially before Christmas day arrives, why not spend an entire day driving around the city or to the country to give out your loved ones presents? Visit your best friend and drop off presents personally. See your parents or siblings and get to greet them face-to-face and not through a mere text message or a call. You both get to spend time together during the trip and you both get to see other people that you both cherish and love. Isn’t that what is Christmas is all about?
Have a spa date.
Yes, giving back means you also give back to your hard-working spouse. If you have been postponing spa appointments all year long, surprise your loved one with a spa date that will definitely get you both relaxed, especially after the hectic holiday parties.