Let’s face it — Valentines Day is a budget buster for many people. However, it doesn’t need to be that way. Here are some inexpensive ideas for not spending much money on your spouse when your budget is tight.
Inexpensive Ways To Show Her You Love Her:
1. Leave a note on her pillow, a note on her dressing table mirror, a note on the breakfast table, and a note on her car’s steering wheel.
2. Find a classic love poem and write it on the bathroom mirror.
3. Bring her breakfast in bed – with a love note on the tray.
4. Draw a heart on her makeup mirror.
5. Use a can of water-soluble, non-toxic aerosol paint to write a message of love on the grass in your yard.
6. Call her favorite radio station and request a romantic song during the time she drives to work.
7. Change the welcome message on your answering machine to an expression of love.
8. Show up at her workplace, meet her as she takes her break, and whisk her away to a lovely park. Have a picnic lunch, complete with candle and rose.
9. Write her a long letter, one in which you recall the most emotional parts of your romantic history.
10. Print out “I Love You” posters on your computer, put them on your garage door and on light posts around the neighborhood.
11. Ask her to watch the sunset with you – and promise her your love will burn longer than the sun.
12. Open the windows, put her favorite romantic song on the CD player, and invite her to dance under the stars.
Inexpensive Ways To Show Him That The Romantic Flame Still Burns:
13. Put a note on the bathroom mirror assuring him of your love.
14. Fill his car with balloons, each with an “I Love You” message inside.
15. Find his car at work and leave a love note on the steering wheel Meet him with drinks and his favorite snacks.
16. Leave a trail of paper hearts in the house, each containing with a loving message, for him to find as he comes home from work.
17. Cook his favorite dinner and serve it by candlelight.
18. Bake him his favorite dessert.
19. Scatter Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses all over his place at the table.
20. Write him a love poem, have it framed, and hang it on his wall.
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