Inexpensive and Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Well I know it’s only January, but it’s that time of year to plan a little ahead.  We always get the best deals when we can get ready for any holiday in advance.

It seems like every year, my not so imaginative brain, has a rough time coming up with a great Valentine’s day plan.  (For me I get double duty on that day too, since it’s also my husbands birthday!)  So I am hoping a few or a lot of our readers will share a great idea that they have done, heard of, or been the recipient of in the past (email it to  Remember, we are looking for cheap, inexpensive ways to show someone you care – this can include ideas that you have for your kids and their classroom parties as well.

To kick it off, here’s a cheap (and cheesy – my husband and I are both a bit on the cheesy side) idea:

Write your Valentine in the snow.

When we were dating up at Utah State my husband stomped out a huge “Real Luv” (which has personal significance) in the snow at the amphitheater on campus.  He then put a small present in the snow next to it and had a friend call me on my lunch break and to tell me to walk home by walking down the hill at Old Main to make sure I got to it.

Super cheap – Snow is in Utah! – and it was cute and thoughtful.  What are your ideas?  You can email them to  Include a photo if you’d like and we’ll share your idea on the site.  To see other ideas as they come in – check the “Valentines” Tab on the left.

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