I’m thinking about Valentine’s Day.
We’re not extravagant Valentine’s Day people, but even the simplest of traditional celebrations can add up. I’d like to keep it simpler this year.
Actually, I think my husband and I have been accidentally celebrating Valentine’s Day since the first of the year. We’ve been attending a six week sermon series on Love, Sex, and Marriage. For the last two weeks, we’ve stopped for a meal on the way home, which turned it into more of a date.
The last sermon in the series — The Habits of Those Who Love for a Lifetime — is coincidentally (or probably not) scheduled for the weekend before Valentine’s Day.
And today a Groupon deal for a local steakhouse showed up in my inbox. While I debated whether or not to buy it, it occurred to me that we could use it for dinner out after the last worship service in the series. That seemed like an especially fitting way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
We’ll also probably exchange small gifts. I’m going to suggest a $10 or less limit so we can exercise our creativity instead of our wallets.
I’d love some help with that part and I’m sure others would too, so I’m asking the readers:
What are your best suggestions for creative, frugal Valentine’s Day gifts? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?Note: I'm no longer adding new posts to The Family CEO. I am, however, writing at Creating This Life, where we talk about home, books, travel, and other life stuff.
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