Thursday, February 12, 2015

4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day without Breaking the Bank

4 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without Breaking the Bank

Valentine's day it's a tricky holiday for us as a frugal minded couple.  Over the years I have went from the girl who worked in the office making sure to tell her husband where to send her florist flowers to the woman I am today who tells him to make sure he get's the flowers at Aldi's!  It's like I don't want him to completely forget the holiday but I want to celebrate Valentine's Day without breaking the bank.  Plus I've learned it's not the gifts that we receive it's the everyday things we do for each other that show that we love each other.

Don't get me wrong we don't completely ignore the holiday but over the years we learned to celebrate simply and frugally. Hopefully you will be able to use one of my Four Ways to say Celebrate Valentine's Day without Breaking the Bank to show your loved one that you care.

1.    Make a wonderful Valentine's Day meal for your husband/wife.  Making a special meal for my husband is one way he knows that I love him.   I'm making spareribs that I got on sale last week at Kroger, with baked potato, homemade rolls, and apple pie.    He  will say it's the best meal I've had in awhile and I will try to take that as a compliment!

2.    Flowers - You may not think that buying flowers can be frugal but it can be if you can buy your bouquet at Aldi's.   They always have special flowers for Valentines Day for a nice price.   If you don't have Aldi's try your local supermarket instead of the florist.

3.    Go for a walk/hike or a drive in our case (6 degrees is just too cold for a walk!) .   Main thing is to just spend some quality time together and talk without interruption.    So turn off your phone if you can for just a little while and enjoy the one you love..

4.    Watch a Movie together that you both will enjoy.    You can rent, watch one that you have, borrow one from a library,or watch one on Netflix, for a frugal night.  

Remember the main thing is your together and to just appreciate being a couple.  That's really what is important to keep the love alive.

How do you celebrate Valentine's day with your loved one?

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