The following is a reprint of a previously published blog post. Enjoy!
Valentines day is just around the corner, and with it comes opportunities for thoughtful gestures of love and friendship.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a special home cooked meal and a handmade valentine. In fact, it’s actually preferable. Valentines day is a great opportunity for exhibiting your creative talents, however hidden they may be.
Unsure about making your own valentine? I have my kids draw one special picture, which we scan into the computer and then print out as many copies as we need. My husband and I have made elaborate valentines for each other in years past, but we kind of have been forgetting lately, (which is actually fine with me,) as I like to think we express our love year round.
Whatever you do, just say no to the movie and television theme valentine packs, which are meaningless and teach our kids brand recognition at an early age.
What about the food?
You don’t need to spend the evening in an overpriced swanky restaurant. Put away the phone and dust off a cookbook, or at least allrecipes.com. Making a nice dinner for the people you love is an extremely pure way to express your feelings. Of course eating a meal prepared by someone who loves you isn’t half-bad either.
C’mon fellow Non-Consumers, I want to hear your Valentine’s Day ideas!
Please share your ideas in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”