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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This is the time where you have to buy chocolates and flowers, right? Well, not necessarily. Only Hallmark and the florists really believe that! Actually, it is possible to have a great Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas.
How To Have A Great Valentine’s Day
- Make A Favorite Meal. You don’t have to go out to have a great Valentine’s Day. Sometimes staying in with a special meal works well. Maybe something you make just once per year to keep it special.
- Send Along A Note. Since Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the week this year, one or both of you will probably be working. Send a note in their lunch or wallet to let them know you’re thinking about them.
- Make A Card. Why spend $7 on a card when you can make one yourself? It will probably be more meaningful that way, too!
- Relax. A nice massage along with a glass of wine can be a perfect little gift.
- Take a skip day. If one of both of you works, maybe a skip day is in order. This works really well if one can surprise the other.
- Don’t forget the kids. If you have young kids, include them on the fun. Make the whole family feel special. They’ll just feel loved in a different way, but will still be happy.
- Netflix and chill. After the kids go to bed, pop in some Netflix, relax, and see where things go.
Valentine’s Day comes around only once per year. While it can be a go-all-out type of day, it can be special no matter what.
Readers, what do you remember most about your favorite Valentine’s Day? Do you prefer to go over the top or would you rather lie low?