For some, Valentine’s Day is a time of romantic dinners and heart-shaped chocolates. But what if this year, you chose a different path? What if you decided to celebrate self-love, to step away from the cliché and embrace a unique Valentine’s Day experience – solo or with a friend – immersed in the beauty of nature?

The Cliché of Valentine’s Day

Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day can often feel like a scripted play. The same old story of dinner dates, chocolates, and roses. It’s a narrative that doesn’t fit everyone. For those who are single, it can be a reminder of solitude. For others, it’s just another commercial holiday. But here’s a thought: What if Valentine’s Day became a day to celebrate self-love and friendship in a more meaningful, fulfilling way?

The Power of Solo Time in Nature

This lovers day, we throw a challenge your way. To pack a picnic, or not, and head outside for an evening stroll by the river, or a morning power walk around the lake. To show a little self-love and spend it in the beauty of the great outdoors. Nature has a way of speaking to our souls, of filling our lungs with fresh air and our hearts with serenity. (sounds better than most relationships this girl has ever been in already!)

Solo time in nature isn’t about loneliness; it’s about reconnecting with yourself, about finding clarity and rejuvenation away from the hustle of daily life.

Imagine yourself on your favourite trail, where the only sound is the crunch of your footsteps and the whisper of the wind. Picture a picnic at sunset, with the sky painted in hues of orange and purple, reflecting the beauty of your surroundings. This Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of nature’s embrace.

Celebrating Friendship: A Different Kind of Valentine

Valentine’s Day need not be exclusively about romantic love. It can be a day to celebrate the bonds of friendship, the kind that weathers all storms. Invite a friend to join you, to share in the beauty of a sunset picnic. However you want to spend time in nature together, we want to know about it and share the warm-fuzzies!

The challenge is set – We want you to embrace nature and self-love this Valentine’s Day, and see how it makes you feel. Loved, cherished, happy, blissful, calm. That part is all yours. Use the hashtag #naturesselflove to share with us how you feel nature’s self-love. We will share your epic tales or picnics, walks with puppies, or inside jokes with your bestie on our socials and have a bunch of free tickets to self-love on the trail to give away!