How are you spending your Valentine's Day? Whether you are spending a romantic evening in the city or relaxing with your family or friends, you can still spread love in a unique way this year. With Americans spending billions on Valentine's Day, it's easy to want to eliminate the holidays as a commercially-grabbed money grab.
But Valentine's Day can still be about meaningful messages and sharing their warm affections
You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on your loved one.
Make your own Valentine's Day
Anyone can go to your grocery store or local Gas Station and pick up a last minute "Santa Cow is already Valentine's Day" gift. Avoid the frenetic holiday fever for chocolates, flowers, and other gifts by making handmade Valentine's Day cards or gifts
Channel your inner artist and visit social sites like Pinterest for inspiration. There are craft ideas for all levels of skill, from expert to beginner. Making your own gift shows your creative side and leaves a lasting impact to your beloved dear.
An example of an easy DIY Valentine gift is adorable fabric hearts. To do these, you'll just get some felt, fabric, ribbon, and some more home items that can be found around the house. If you're running low, visit an art or thrift store to stock up on supplies.
Launching a Valentine's Day party
If you are throwing a party for just two, or even all your friends, you can celebrate Valentine's Day without breaking the bank.
For food and snacks, invite everyone to bring your favorite food or stick with a "sweet" meaning potluck, meaning all of your guests bring a delicious Valentine's Day dessert. (Trust us: your taste buds will thank you!) For drinks, buy an inexpensive punch bowl instead of serving separate drinks.
Keep all your guests entertained by breaking out an old board game you have. If you have a karaoke system or a video game system that spreads around the house collecting dust, break it down for the party and watch everyone have a blast. Do not have any of these party supplies? No sweating.
No night date on the cheap
Under normal circumstances, Valentine's Day can cost an arm and a leg. But expensive dinners, jewels and roses are not the only way to show love. Try something different this year. Find the calendar of events in your city and look for events such as poetry readings, comedy programs or jazz festivals. These events are almost always cheaper than spending Valentine's Day in an expensive restaurant, while providing a perfect time to join.
Cooking at home is also another smart way to save money and show love. You do not have to be Wolfgang Puck to make a deliciously romantic dinner. Take your favorite daily meal of your love as spaghetti and dress it with new spices or sides. Valentine's dinner served with love
By making crafts at home and spending time with loved ones, you can make lasting memories while saving money.
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