We’ve all been there: you’re in lockdown and trying to figure out how to spend Valentine’s Day with your honey. Whether you are in a relationship with someone from outside the prison walls or you have a special someone on the inside, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in lockdown.
Express It Through A Letter
When you want to spend the day with your special someone, but they’re in lockdown, there are plenty of things you can still do together. Most importantly, it’s important to show your support from the outside by writing them a letter or sending them a Valentine’s Day card. This can be a great way to keep the lines of communication open and remind them that you are thinking about them and are ready to see them when they’re able to get out.
Relationship Pro Tip: The best place to send these cards and letters is the facility in which they are being held. You can send letters and cards directly to the facility at their address.
Send it Through an eCard
When you’re in prison, a Valentine’s Day card or even a few flowers can make all the difference. It’s a little gift that lets you know that someone out there thinks about you, loves you, and cares about you. It can lift your spirits when you’re feeling lonely or remind you that you’re not forgotten. And it can also be a way of letting people on the outside know that you’re still thinking about them. It’s a time for those you love to show you some love in return. So, even when you’re confined in a prison cell, you’ll still feel the warmth of loved ones from the outside.
If you have a special someone locked up in prison, there’s no need to worry about Valentine’s Day. You can still get your significant other a card and a gift. Prisoners who want to send cards to their loved ones have two options. They can use a regular pen and paper card, or they can send eCards. You’ll have to check with your inmate’s facility and the rules of his or her prison for details on whether he or she is allowed to receive eCards.
Make it Romantic
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and it’s not just about being locked up. Luckily, there are a few ways to visit your loved one on Valentine’s Day if they’re in lockdown. So, if you’re worried about not being able to spend time with your honey this year, don’t be! You can still enjoy some time together or make it romantic by doing something special for them.
Trying to think of something to get your partner for Valentine’s, but you’re stuck behind bars? Never fear; we have a few ideas that’ll get you out of the doghouse.
- Flowers: Send a bouquet or a single bloom to your loved one from a florist specializing in prison deliveries.
- Chocolate: Select a variety of chocolates that are also available in Valentine’s Day boxes.
- Love poems: Write a poem about your partner and get it published in the prison’s newsletter.
- You can send your sweetheart a handmade card, which can be a nice gesture if you’re handy with arts and crafts.
- If you lack those skills, try putting together a care package full of their favorite snacks and treats to help them celebrate the holiday.
If you’re currently stuck in a long-distance relationship, it can be difficult to think of Valentine’s Day as a special celebration. If you’re locked up in a correctional facility or other institution, it can bring up even more negative emotions. Remember that it’s not worth moping around, and there are still ways that you can enjoy February 14th, especially if your partner is in the same city as you.
Love Know No Boundaries – Even Lockdown
When you’re taking in-person time to a new level, and then one of you has to go into lockdown, you’d think the other person would be cool with waiting a few weeks, right? Not according to a new study. Researchers found that those who had their partner in lockdown spent less time on leisure activities that didn’t involve the partner and reported less reward from spending time apart.
The results suggest that people are dependent on their partners and miss them when they’re apart. But you don’t have to get locked up to feel the loneliness. If you’ve got a boo in lockdown, put a reminder on your calendar to call or text them at least once a day and make sure to tweet them all the pictures you take with them.