Valentine’s Day….eh whatever. It is one my least favorite days to celebrate and make a fuss about. Why jack up the prices on flowers or treats? Especially, chocolate covered strawberries-the thievery. If you’re not anti Valentine’s Day like me but agree on not spending ridiculous amounts of money then, listen closely. You still can make the 14th a lovely & memorable or romantic night; wink..wink. Create thoughtful gift ideas without wasting the caching-ching….ya heard. Okay. Let’s get to it.
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner
Don’t let $200 worth of groceries go to waste by taking your loved one out to eat. Instead, save your coins and chef it up for your boo in the kitchen. Do I sound really cheap right now? Maybe, but think about it. Restaurants will be super packed that day anyways and who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal made with love? Remember its about doing something out of the ordinary for the one you love.
Write a letter
In my opinion, there is nothing more romantic than someone expressing their love for you through their penmanship. I am a sucker for a well written love letter (heavy sigh). The Notebook. Take notes please…DO NOT write one paragraph; put some thought into your letter. Get as mushy, expressive, and explicit as you want. That is one thing missing in this technical age we live in. People barely write letters to each other. There is something so special about writing a well thought-out-letter. What a beautiful keep sake! You will be able to go back and read the letter at any moment and be reminded of how loved you are.
List reasons why
If your not as expressive as Shakespeare have no fear. You can get creative by placing sticky notes all over the house in unexpected places and list reasons why you love your partner. Keep it short and simple. Just think about the smile you will put on their face when they find a loving reminder.
Create a playlist of love songs
Music is also another loving way to get your emotions across to your love. Create a playlist of love songs that remind you of your special someone. Be wise with your music selection. Make sure to choose songs that bring up memories of special moments. Please avoid heartbreak songs..its no bueno. A nice playlist will help set the mood and you can use it for other special occasions.
Have a picnic
This would be better for those who live in warmer climates or during the warmer months. A picnic is good old fashion way to get romantic and won’t cost you a lot to create something nice. The good thing is it doesn’t have to be in a park either. For those who live in colder climates, you can put it together in your living room. You can create a nice setting with plush pillows, soft blankets, snacks, or you can go fancy with your food choices. Its the perfect setting to get cozy and a little frisky. For those in warmer climates, find a nice scenic location with beautiful views and bring a light fare. Beaches are great for picnics; try not to get sand in your food. Remember, its not about stuffing your face. You’re there to enjoy the moment with that special someone.
Your Valentines Day should never be about how much you spend but how much thought you put into it. It truly is the thought that counts.