It might sound too old school, but having your own Valentine’s Day tradition has its own charm. Ask those lovebirds who religiously follow their ritual of going out for fancy dinners and bombarding their partners with cute little things on V-day each year.
That feeling is just priceless!
And if you are finding it hard to begin with this ritual challenge with your partner, take some cues from this super-cute couple that is giving us some major couple goals with their 39-year-old V-day tradition. Donna and Ron began dating each other a month before Valentine’s Day 1979. The two first celebrated their valentine in the same year and Ron gifted Donna her favourite chocolates from Buffet’s Candy in a fancy box.
From their first Valentine to this year, Ron continues to gift her wife the same chocolates from Buffet’s Candy but the box remains the same.
In the year 1979, Ron knocked on a door and met Donna. He saw her dressed in a bathrobe and was already sure that she was the only one who would stick with him always. After the two started dating each other, Ron asked her once if she liked chocolates, to which the beautiful lady said, ‘Yes! I like Dark Chocolate Cremes and I Like it from Buffet’s Candy.’
So, this was how their V-Day tradition got started.
When Ron first bought the chocolates for Donna from Buffet Candy, the owner of the shop told him that if he saves the box, they will refill it the next year for V-Day. And you’ll get jitters after knowing that this is the 39th year that the old man gifted the same dark chocolate crèmes to his wife, in the same box from the same shop.
But unfortunately, in the year 2014, Donna was diagnosed with Dementia – a brain disease that causes a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. So, in August 2015, she was shifted to a care facility due to her deteriorating condition. But even after all this, Ron still goes to give her the chocolates.
He expressed saying, “She’s going to forget – She is going to forget who I am. So enjoy every minute you can have with them while they still remember you.”
Also, the good news is that Donna remembered most of it! She remembered who he was and that they’ve been married for a long time.
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Well, this is a clear sign that true love lasts for a lifetime! What do you have to say about it? Don’t you feel touched by their love story? Planning to decide upon your V-day ritual already? Share your views in the comment section.