When the weather is cold and the sunset comes early, we all enjoy quiet, cozy nights inside. Here are some date night ideas that just might become your newest traditions:

-Exchange handwritten letters. This old-world tradition will leave you with timeless keepsakes. Make this a yearly tradition and you can keep a box of letters to re-read and reminisce on.

-Cook dinner together, or bake your favorite dessert. Or both! Either way, sharing these tasks will turn them from chores to fun activities, and you’ll also have a delicious meal when the work is finished.

-Have a movie night with your favorite romantic movies, and a glass of wine or sparkling cider.

-Break out the board games! It’s a great time for a little bit of healthy competition.

-Indulge in the finer things. Use the “good dishes,” light those candles you’ve been saving, and wear your most expensive perfume. Even better, buy your favorite ingredients from the grocery store and forget about the price tag, just for tonight!

-Fondue night! Whether you love chocolate or cheese, this fun way to eat is perfect for a romantic night in.

Have any favorite Valentine’s Day traditions you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.