Valentine’s Day can be difficult for many, but it’s particularly hard for truckers who are on the road. When your trucking career pulls you away from home, it can be tough to celebrate the romantic holiday.
So how can you best say “I love you” from 1,500, or more, miles away? As a trucker, you can use modern technology and classic gestures to show your love this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Tips for Truckers
Send Flowers by Delivery
Flowers are the most popular gift on Valentine ’s Day, and even when you are on the road, you can still send a bouquet of gorgeous roses or any of her favorite flowers. There are dozens of online flower chains that deliver all across the country, or you can call your local flower shop for a personal touch. You can add chocolates or balloons, and you can have them delivered to her home or work. It might be over-played, but a guy can never go wrong with flowers on Valentine’s Day.
What about gifts for guys? Skip the flowers and send a more manly plant to your hubby. A cactus is a popular plant for guys; it’s tough, rugged, and requires little maintenance to stay alive. Believe it or not, you can go online and order a cactus for your man right now.
There’s something timeless about a hand-written letter. In our age of email, smart phones, text messages, and social media, actually sitting down and penning a letter to your loved one really shows you care. You’ll want to write your Valentine’s Day letter a few days in advance to make sure it arrives on time, but when it does, you’ll be giving one of the most memorable gifts your loved one will ever receive. When you’re working as a trucker, nothing says “I love you” quite like a hand-written letter.
No matter how far away your truck driving job takes you, you can still see the smiling face of your loved one by using Skype on your computer. As a trucker, you probably call home quite a bit, so up the ante this Valentine’s Day and plan a Skype date. You can plan on eating a meal simultaneously, or you can simply chat and catch up.
To take that great idea one step further, exchange gifts before you leave but don’t open them. On Valentine’s Day, have your Skype date and open the presents together. This will give the day a special significance and make you feel at home even when you’re on the road.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Before or After Your Route
It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th as long as you show your love. If your career as a trucker pulls you away from your Valentine, then celebrate the occasion before you leave. Even if it’s weeks in advance, you can show your love on any day. Go out on a date or stay in and watch a movie. No matter what you do, take the time for your own unofficial Valentine’s Day celebration before you leave or after you return.
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