Fun & Unusual Valentine's Traditions from Around the World


What fun ideas--and simple too. You should try using one in your family!

You’ve definitely outgrown store-bought valentines with cartoon characters that you hand out to everyone, and you may even be tired of chocolates in a heart-shaped box. Whether you’re looking to impress your significant other with something new this year or you just want to plan a fun night in with some friends, take inspiration from these fun Valentine’s Day traditions around the world.


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Ages ago, men in Wales used to present wooden spoons to women they were interested in marrying. The spoons would be intricately carved with a symbol that represented them, and the tradition of giving “love spoons” continues today. A wooden spoon would make a fun and unique gift for a close friend or loved one on Valentine’s Day. If you’re into DIY projects, you could paint or wood-burn a meaningful design onto the spoon.

Lead image from She Traveled.

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