One of the greatest and most painful lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of living each day to the fullest and having an appreciation for life. Lockdown restrictions highlighted the importance of treasuring families, loved ones, our liberties, and luxuries that we have become so accustomed to. 

With February being celebrated as the month of love, we watched the shops fill up with teddy bears, roses, and chocolates as retailers clawed to keep the same ambiance despite the strenuous economic environment and limited opportunities for the usual romantic celebrations. Twitter timelines flooded with tweets about the imaginary #mensConference and fewer posts in memory of the late Riva Steenkamp. The silent, unspoken messages of treasuring a love that holds us together in good times, hard times, through loss and distance were celebrated behind closed doors.  

In keeping with the spirit of love, of unwavering support, we thought it would be special to profile some couples who share with us their definition of love in our #CelebratingLove campaign. 

Hop over to your social media channel of choice – Instagram, FB, Twitter or LinkedIn – and check out the posts from real couples sharing what love means to them. And while you’re there, we encourage you to share your own treasured pictures, videos and stories, and use #CelebratingLove. Together let’s flood the internet with messages that love is the hope that we need to survive this period together.