Valentine’s day is special because several years ago my husband proposed to me on that day. I want to do something special for him, but I don’t want to spend a lot. As a one income family, every penny counts, so I had to come up with some cute and clever ways to say “I love you,” without a big budget. I think you can show love for someone in simple ways that are from the heart. Here are my suggestions for showing your sweetheart how much you love them without breaking the bank.
Candy or Chocolate
Who doesn’t love candy or chocolate on occasion? You can get really cute Valentines candy for under $5.
I love these candies because they can be used in so many different ways. Sprinkle them around the bubble bath, place the candies different places your loved one goes throughout the day, sprinkle them on the dinner table around the candlelight dinner you made from scratch. My favorite? The tweet me!
Make your own or get some inexpensive ones like these. These are adorable because they can spread the love over days, weeks or months, depending on how often fast your sweetheart redeems them.
Who wouldn’t love to have an updated photo of their sweetheart or the kids? It doesn’t have to be professional, you can set up a tripod and take a picture or even use your camera phone! VistaPrint is offering a fantastic deal on some of their most popular products! They’re free!
Mix tape, homemade CD or iTunes folder
It seems like such an 80s idea, but mix tapes are still a great way to say what you want to without having to find the words. Collect some music that remind you of your Valentine whether it’s songs he/she loves, romantic songs, or songs that remind you of him/her. You could use these cds, they are great because they are pink (great for Valentine’s day) and support a cause (Susan G Komen breast cancer research).
Flowers or Plants
Flowers or plants don’t have to be expensive! You can find fantastic plants and flowers for under $20! Who doesn’t love to be surprised by flowers on occasion?
Write down the reasons you love your sweetie and present it to them. You could write a list or make it a love letter. You could also write notes on red constuction paper hearts and place them different places he goes throughout the day. I am thinking one in the closet, sock drawer, lunch bag, and car. This will also help you remember all the reasons why you love him, because sometimes in the day to day we don’t stop to appreciate each other as much as we should. These labels from Martha Stewart would also be adorable to write little love messages on for him to find.
What are you planning for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?