Celebrating Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day Luxury for Less
Easy, Cheap and Elegant Valentine's Day Decorating
A great way to get a frugal Valentine card is to make your own. Cut red, pink or white construction paper in half and then fold those pieces in half to make a card. You can even cut the construction paper in fourths to make Valentine postcards. To make the cards look special you can stamp hearts on the front by purchasing a .97 cent bag of Valentine heart shaped marshmallows from Wal-Mart, K-Mart or any other low price store. Dip the marshmallows in any kind of red, pink or white paint, and stamp away. This is much cheaper than purchasing a heart shaped stamp and the cleanup is easy! Toss the marshmallows in the trash!!
Kids will love making these cards. A pretty card is made for a very pretty inexpensive price.
Several days before Valentine's Day while I was at work I received three beautiful long stemmed red roses along with a card that read, "Roses are red...." There was no name from the sender. I called the florist to ask who had ordered them and she told me that she couldn't reveal that information. So I called the guy I was dating, and asked if he knew anything about them. I told him what I had received and I didn't understand why the card only said what it did. He said he didn't know anything about it.
The next day I received another three roses with a card that read, "Sunflowers are yeller..." I still didn't understand why there was only one line and no signature from the person who had sent them. Again, I called to see if he was involved with the great mystery. He still denied it, but he said it sounded like a riddle of some sort. Curiosity was killing me, let alone the girls at the office.
The third day brought three more roses with a card that said "I wanna be...." By then, I knew it had to be a riddle of some sort, but I still hadn't figured it out. The fourth and final three roses that completed the dozen were delivered the next day with a card that read, "Your Valentine's feller...Love, Randy"
Although the relationship didn't work out, it was the most memorable and wonderful Valentine's Day gift I had ever received.
Last Valentine's Day was the best ever for me. My husband had to work late on V-day, so we decided to celebrate the next evening. The only catch was that we were on a $10 spending limit. When I arrived home on Feb. 15, the house was filled with balloons and a picnic had been set on the living room floor. My husband went to Hallmark and convinced them to sell him all of their leftover Valentine's Day balloons for $5.00! I think there were about 10 balloons in all. And, they also refilled each balloon with air so that they stayed inflated for over a week! The other $5.00 was spent on deli items for the picnic and a rented movie for us to cuddle up together and watch. It was a wonderful evening!
I will share with you what our group of women are doing for the elderly & sick veterans in the VA hospital this Valentine's Day. We are making beautiful cards out of recycled paper & scraps of color material, glitter, sequins, ribbons & any other craft items. You write your own verse inside. Thank them for all the sacrifices they gave so we can live in a free country today. Write cute little jokes or whatever to give them a laugh. Then we sign them from our church group. We'd have to pay $2 or $3 for cards this nice. Our women have shared a friendship & had wonderful time being together.
Our husbands are retired military men so we know what they have gone through and how they appreciate any thanks the public sends them.
I have given my hubby a coupon book with maybe 5 coupons in it. One could be for a 15 min. back rub, another for favorite meal to be cooked (1 day notice) a hug, etc. I put them in a little book that I punch holes in & decorate the cover myself. He really enjoys this. Oops, limitations - one coupon per week please!
One Valentine's my husband bought a dozen roses. He gave them to me over the next couple of days, one at a time. I found one on my cookbook, another one on my car, another one on my pillow. By the end of the weekend I had received the full dozen roses. It was nice having the little surprises and wondering where the next one would turn up.
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