Kate did something incredibly corny (that I really enjoyed) for me 8 years ago that we should have turned into a business: an Adventine Card.
Imagine one of those Advent calendars you see around Christmas time. Each date you open a little window and it has either a fun saying or toy or something.... The kids love'em (and so do overgrown ones like me.)
Anyway, Kate made one for me - the 14 different things she loved about me. Granted, we were dating at the time. (Something she didn't know at the time was that I had already bought the engagement ring. Obviously, the Adventine was not a deal breaker.)
So, here is a different idea for you to do for your loved one this Valentines Day. You can either make up a whole big card (here are some instructions for those less crafty) or simple leave notes, 1 a day, until Valentines Day.
Ladies, write 14 things that you appreciate about your man. It'll make him feel like a good provider and protector. (I realize that it may seem neanderthal-like but, deep down, that is about as good as it gets for us guys.)
Guys, write 14 things that you love and appreciate about your lady. Show her that you actually do listen and notice all those great little things and big things she does for you. Daily. Without being asked.
Just an idea on something a bit different to do this year. Enjoy!