What is even the point of flowers? Yes, they look nice, and yes, they’re a sweet gesture…but they just die (quickly) and cost insane amounts of cash. For Valentine’s Day, I’d rather invest time than money. I’d rather make romantic memories and try to do things outside the box. Buying me junk (that I don’t really need) isn’t going to win me over. Putting thought into something, and showing me that you care is. And I’m not alone in thinking like this. Valentine’s Day is, yes, a commercial holiday. But it doesn’t have to be! Instead of buying cutesy stuffed animals and jewelry they’ll never wear, instead make it a day to celebrate your love. This post by Heather at Real the Kitchen and Beyond has some great ideas to frugally celebrate Valentine’s Day and make some great memories in the process:
-Grab your favorite hot drink and take a walk or go to the park. Hold hands, don’t talk about money, kids or work.
-Relive your first date.
-Turn the lights down. Dress up and dance in the living room to your favorite songs. Don’t forget the candles!
–Make a playlist of songs that mean something in your relationship
-Exchange DIY gifts or love letters instead of generic candy. It means much more!
Photo Credit: Terren in Virginia