It doesn’t matter if it’s Valentine’s Day or Memorial Day, letting your loved one know that you’re thinking about them is important. We understand that as a truck driver you don’t have a 9 to 5 and you’re on the road the majority of the week, but there are little things you can do to show that you care. With a combination of snail mail and digital technology, you’ll find the perfect way to say “I love you.” All you need is some prep time, creative thinking, and these helpful tips and you’re on your way.
- Surprise your loved one with flowers.
This may seem like an obvious choice, but flowers are always a great option because they can be sent from anywhere as long as you can remember to order them. Plan for them to arrive during your loved ones work hours to make their coworkers green with envy. You can get traditional roses, sunflowers, tulips, any arrangement you want! Plus 1-800-flowers is a great one-stop shop to find other options like fruit basket arrangements, baked goods, and stuffed animals.
- Write an actual love letter.
Sending a postcard full of love or a handwritten letter in the mail seems like such a thing of the past, but it’s a great way to let someone know you’re thinking of them. Sending a handwritten little note can be a very thoughtful gesture and is often overlooked. Just try to avoid the cliché “roses are red, violets are blue.”
- Send a thoughtful care package.
If prearranged flowers don’t seem special enough for your partner, consider putting together a personalized package. Send things that might remind you of something like a mix tape of your favorite songs, little candies, candles, or even lingerie.
- Plan a virtual date.
If you can’t see your loved one in person, why not see them online! Connecting digitally is as easy as opening your phone so planning a romantic virtual date is a breeze. Plan a set time, look your best and enjoy your seeing your partner online.
- Plan a surprise on a day when you’re in town.
There’s nothing better than a surprise date when home from the road. A planned date is perfect for truckers who are used to making flexible choices with their loved ones. Plus nothing is more romantic than taking your significant other by total surprise with the whole ten yards – flowers, candy, wining and dining.
Now that we’ve got your creative juices flowing with romantic ideas, go spice up your relationship! Being a truck driver doesn’t have to be a total bummer for your love life. The main thing to take away is to make sure your loved one knows they’re still in your head and in your heart – even when you’re miles away.