Every year for Valentine’s Day, I write a letter to my wife, Cathy, to articulate all of the many things that I love about her. As you might guess, those letters can get quite lengthy. It’s a tradition that’s important, not just because I want Cathy to know how much I appreciate her, but also because it’s a chance to take time out of my busy life and reflect on the many lucky years we’ve already spent together. This year, after spending time with Cathy and the kids, I’ll be heading off to Patagonia this weekend with a longtime friend.

It’s a change of pace from last year’s Valentine’s Day, which saw the release of Safe Haven. Though I don’t have a film out this February, there is a new DVD collection: the Nicholas Sparks Limited Edition Collection, which compiles Safe HavenThe Lucky OneDear JohnNights in RodantheThe NotebookA Walk to Remember, and Message In A Bottle into what is, I think, a beautiful package. You can buy it in stores or online now.

I hope that you’ll have a Happy Valentine’s Day this year! Whatever your plans might be, and whomever you might spend it with, I hope you’ll remember to celebrate all of your loved-ones—friends, family, and significant others included.