I’m never sure about Valentine’s Day. Here in the UK it doesn’t seem to be as big a deal as it is over the pond, and it has never been something FruGuy and I are crazy about celebrating – especially as our wedding anniversary is a less than a week afterwards.
If so, what kind of celebrations do you do? Big fancy ones or little sweet ones? I prefer the latter for sure. A little token gesture of love speaks volumes to me far more than expensive jewellery or restaurants on what is – after all – a very commercial ‘holiday’. Breakfast in bed and a home cooked meal sounds far better to me!
I think that if you are trying to keep your spending under control but still want to celebrate, the best idea is simply to choose another day to make your Valentine’s Day. Restaurants are going to be packed and florists are going to be heaving, and dining out today means you will probably be subject to Valentine’s Day specials that will force you to order three courses each and pay over the odds for a glass of bubbly.
Last year I posted some inexpensive ideas to celebrate today, if it’s your thing, including ideas such as a handwritten love letter, or this amazing homemade cake with a heart in the centre. You can read the whole post on how to have a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day here if you are looking for some ideas on how to woo your loved one without breaking the bank.