It won’t be long and Cupid will be gracing us with his presence.
Prior to my chronic illness (and missing so much work), my husband and I would head off to a bed and breakfast in the mountains for a refreshing getaway. Now that we’ve had to reign in our spending, a refreshing mountain getaway just isn’t in the cards for us right now.
And let’s face it since we are all just coming off the Christmas season, spending a lot of money may not be an option for you either.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something nice for Valentine’s Day. In fact, in the years since we’ve really had to cut back on our spending, I’ve found that there really are some great, meaningful ways to enjoy every holiday, even on a budget.
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Whether you’re in a relationship or finally ready to take some necessary time to pamper yourself, there are plenty of great ways to spend Valentine’s Day without going broke!
So I took to the web, collaborated with some friends, and curated an incredible list of fun ways to spend your day and show that special someone how much you love them.
All the single ladies
Who says you have to be in a committed relationship to pamper yourself and enjoy the day?
- Free Printable Self-Care Plan – A Simple and Contented Life
- Singles – Valentine’s Day is an Opportunity to Pray for Your Mate – Living Our Priorities
- Valentine’s Day Solo (19 Ideas) – Empowered Single Moms
Date night ideas
- The Best (and Cheapest) Date Night I’ve Ever Found – The Busy Budgeter
- The Best Valentine Date Night Ideas for Couples – Graceful Abandon
- 14 Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas – Fulfilling Your Vows
- A Year of Dates – A Simple and Contented Life
- 8 At-home Date Night Ideas – Vetted by Andrea
- The Love Challenge – Living Our Priorities
- 10 Habits That’ll Make Your Marriage Stronger – A Simple and Contented Life
- Stop Arguing and Start Communicating – Right here on Footprints of Inspiration
- How to take Time for Yourself in a Relationship – Flight & Scarlet
- Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries – Dogwoods and Dandelions
- Easy Homemade Valentine Heart Gum Drops – Welcome to the Family Table
- Cupid’s Crunch Recipe – This Mama Loves
- Valentine Brownie Truffles – Home is Where the Boat Is
Faith and Valentine’s
- Fun Object Lesson on Love for Kids – Bible Baton
- Simple Valentine Service Project – Raise Kids for Christ
- Faith Lessons from Valentine’s Day – Faithful Motherhood
- 10 Days of Valentines & Prayers for Your Kids from John 1 – Intentional Traditions
- Why Time is the Best Gift For Valentine’s Day – Remodeling Our Lives
- How to Etch Glass – Jennifer Maker
- 7 Days of Scriptural Valentines – Intentional Traditions
- 70 Valentine Day Ideas – Mommy Ways to Win
- Printable Tac Tac Toe Game Valentines – Jen T by Design
- Heart Flower Sucker Valentine – The Keeper of Cheerios
Your Valentine plans don’t have to be extravagant to commemorate the day. In fact, I challenge you to do something more meaningful than a box of chocolates this year. Do something that you and your loved ones will cherish and remember for years to come.
I’d love to hear from you! Comment below and tell me what you’re going to do to pamper yourself, your kids or your loved ones this year?
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Until next time…
P.S. Truth be told, I still love a yummy box of chocolates!
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