Valentine’s Day is all about love. Whether we are showing our love and appreciation to friends, family or that special person who we want to send the rest of our lives with Valente’s day is a good opportunity to stop thinking of ourselves and move the focus on others instead. What Valentine’s day has become is a material attraction, like Christmas, whereby we focus more on presents and cards than we do on meaningful acts that show others how much we love and care for them. With this in mind, is it any wonder that this day has grown to become the second most popular day for card giving?
If you live in and around Leicester and want to make the day a special one for the Valentine (or Valentines if you want to show your appreciation for more than your loved one) in your life then why not book a table at one of the many locally run restaurants in town? Leicester has a great variety of restaurants so whether you are looking for the finest haute-cuisine that there is or are on a very tight budget there is guaranteed to be restaurant for you!
Instead of going to one of the national chains why not try a one off restaurant? Somewhere where the owners are always on hand and get stuck in as much as their employees. Many of these restaurants are producing special Valentine’s Day menus where the ingredients are being sauced right on their doorsteps, making the most of the wonderful fare that we produce. There are many restaurants in Leicester reflecting the broad range of cultures that can be found within the city so there’s no excuse to not treat the ones you love this Valentine’s Day.
If you want to celebrate this special day but also want to help others then why not have a look at an event being run by Healing Little Hearts: a charity ball that they are holding on February 14th. This offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate this day of love with those who mean the most to us while also helping to show love to people who we have never met and will probably never meet but who will be forever grateful for your support and love you show on this night simply by buying a ticket. Simple but will have a lasting effect on children who need lifesaving heart surgery. For £50pp you will get a wonderfully prepared 3 course meal and evening entertainment and if that wasn’t enough, you will also be contributing so saving a young baby’s life!
To make your Valentine’s Day meaningful this year, check out the event page for this wonderful charity and help them raise much needed funds to be able to continue to save young people’s lives.