Meaningful Affection on Valentine's Day
Hugs or Kisses?
You don't have to choose during Valentines, do both! How do you express your affection to a parent, child, special person or friend? There are many types of hugs & kisses a person may use to convey their emotion, message or love for that special person. Hugs and Kisses can be given to anyone you would like to show your love and appreciation to. A special hug or [kiss] can mean you care about, love or like that person. Special hugs and kisses can be given when you greet family and friends or to say good bye. Special hugs and kisses can be something two people do together that has a special meaning just between them. Whatever your reason for special hugs and kisses, it is a natural way to express your emotions whether it be for family, friends or other special people. Hellokids has created a list of some hugs and kisses you may know or help you find a special hug or kiss you may want to give someone in your life.
Types of Valentines Hugs
- Big Bear Hugs - When you greet someone you pull them close, wrap your arms around them and squeeze tight.
- "I Love You" Hugs - A close cheek to cheek hug that says "I Love You".
- Overjoyed Jump-n-Hugs - Run at the other person and jump into their arms with excitement!
- Supportive Hugs - Pull the person close and give them a gentle squeeze and a light pat on the back.
- Friendly Hugs - Put your arms delicately around the other persons shoulders and squeeze gently.
- Troop Hugs - A hug involving a group of people - family or friends - where you all put your arms around one another.
- Greeting & Parting Hugs - A semi close and quick hug paired with a kiss on the cheek.
- Hugs of Delight - A semi-close hug with excitement and movement. Often a hug with jumping up and down.
- Tree Hugs - While on a hike or picnic with family or friends, find a large tree, and each person wrap their arms around the tree to meet the other person's hands.
Types of Friendly Kisses XOXO
- Forehead Kisses - A kiss on the forehead is a comforting kiss that is used to show that someone cares very much about you and your well being. The forehead kiss is normally referred to as the motherly kiss or just friends kiss. A parent or grandparent kissing children on the forehead acknowledges the emotional bomd of love and family that exists on a familial level. Kissing of the forehead between friends is a common way of recognizing the bonds of friendship and respect.
- Angel Kisses - This is a sweet and gentle kiss given to someone on the eyelids or a spot near the eyes. The angel kiss indicates deep affection and used often to say goog bye to someone or when waking up a loved one.
- Cheek Kisses - This simple kiss is given on the other persons cheek. The cheek kiss is often used to pass a friendly greeting, give congratulations, show respect, comfort or to say good bye to someone you love.
- Butterfly Kiss - Is a soft kiss by placing your eye gently on another persons' cheek and bats their eyelash against it very softly or flutter, like a butterfly, your eyelashes together with the other person. It is said if done correctly, the fluttering sensation will match the one in your heart.
- Air Kisses - The air kiss is very popular in Europe and used to greet friends and family by resting your cheek on or near someone's cheeks and then producing a kissing sound.
- Eskimo Kisses - The Eskimo kiss is commonly used by children and parents, rubbing their noses together, as an indication of affection.
- Flying Kisses - This is a symbolic and sweet kiss given from a distance. The person blows a kiss in the other persons' direction letting it fly towards them. Often the recipient of the flying kiss will pretent to catch it as a gesture to keep the kiss with them wherever they go.
- Boo Boo Kisses - These are magical kisses usually given by a parent, grandparent or caregiver when a child gets a scrape, minor cut or scratch. When a child gets hurt you give a kiss on the boo boo to make it feel better, to calm the child, and stop the crying.