Oh Joy! It seems like just yesterday I was blogging, “Loves me, loves me not”, and yet, here it is again… Valentine’s Day! Swell! I cannot tell you how many people have been commenting how they’re most definitely Not a fan of Valentine’s Day…however… if you are in a relationship, are a parent, a child, a friend, a student, etc…You just may want to change your tune and think of ways to remember this “special day”. Now personally, I’m not a big fan of chocolate and sweets (yeah I know, I hear that’s strange) and think buying roses when the cost is $150 is throwing money out the window…but a few thoughtful words and kind gestures and small heartfelt gifts can go a long way. You don’t have to spend a lot of $$$ to show someone you care and appreciate them…of course, you can also spend a lot of $$$ to show someone you care , but Not Necessary! Here are some ideas that won’t break the bank…and for Kevin O’Brien, I’ve listed some items at the end that will break the bank! Just Kidding! 🙂
VINTAGE VALENTINE – you can print these out onto heavy stock paper, and write your sweet nothings on the back.
WRITE A LOVE LETTER!
ALL ABOUT YOU BASKET – this one is a tad dorky, but you catch the drift.
CANDY (for those who like sweets)
Make your own “Candy Bar”
HOME MADE GOODIES
Cupcakes…which I love, btw, and there is NOTHING cuter than High Heel Cupcakes! One word…Fabulous!
HOMEMADE TILE PICTURE FRAME (or store bought frame)
Great present idea. Buy a rough surfaced tile from Lowe’s (less than a dollar) and mod podge pretty scrapbook paper on it. Then mod podge picture over that. Let dry and wrap with a pretty bow. Easy and cheap! You can also include a small stand to set the tile on.
GO ON A VALENTINE’S DAY PICNIC (Weather permitting of course)
THROW A VALENTINE’S DAY TEA PARTY
If you don’t have the time to make some of the items I just mentioned, you most definitely can buy some very nice things. You can see I’m going with a Basically PINK theme here, but clearly you can go with Red or whatever color suits you or your loved one!
FLOWERS – Doesn’t have to be the standard dozen red roses…plus they are Way too expensive this time of year!
FANNY WANG PINK HEADPHONES
PINK POLO / SHIRT
PINK RAY BANS
Pink Watch – I received this from Kevin a few years back, and wear it year round.
PINK CAR…Not just for Mary Kay Cosmetics Employees anymore! And, no, Kevin did Not buy this for me. And I’m kidding about a Pink car and this pink Bentley, btw…even I have my limits!
Try out this Link for 50 Inexpensive Date ideas! Some examples: Make your own fondue; Have a coupon date; Have a movie or TV marathon; Pick a Themed night…Mexican; Italian; French, etc…
Send an ecard, www.someecards.com, when you care enough to send the very snarkiest best! 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!!