Valentines Day on a Budget –
We can all warm up the chilly month of February with a little love on Valentine’s Day. In fact, why not celebrate all month? I think of Valentine’s Day as a time to be loving, compassionate and extend kindness to people.
My husband gets a good dose of that in February but so does the rest of our family. Ever thought about celebrating with everyone? Valentine’s Day is the holiday to extend your friendship and love to others.
I know what you may be thinking. Valentines Day on a Budget? How do you budget that in after all the holidays? Let me just say that money isn’t everything.
Valentines Day on a Budget
Invest in Others
I love a budget, saving, planning for the future, staying away from debt and the like. However, you still have to live. Give yourself (and your budget) some grace!
Investing in others is a great way to be a blessing and be blessed. Choose February to be the month where you make this happen. You have the opportunity to “love all over” the special people that are in your life!
Valentine’s Day is for Everyone
While you may think this chocolate covered, hot pink holiday is only for your other half; it’s actually for anyone that you appreciate. Don’t miss the chance to be caring toward your kids, siblings, parents, neighbors and friends. Check out these ideas that could be great gifts for any of the people that you hold dear.
- Bag of candy or cookies
- $5 gift card for coffee
- A card explaining what they mean to you
- Small candle
- Take a meal to them
- Invite them over for dinner
- Treat them to the movies
The list could go on and on! No need to be stingy this month. Try and be caring, loving and treasure the special relationships in your life. Truly, you can do this without blowing your budget. Also, you and the recipient of your thoughtfulness will feel blessed.
On a Budget
If you are concerned about your budget but yearning to do something nice for others, then go for a thoughtful and practically free idea.
Free and helpful ways to express love and appreciation:
- Volunteer your time to someone else’s project or need
- Run errands for others
- Meet a need to free up their schedule
- Offer to babysit
The list could go on and on. Just think about your loved one and what they’d appreciate most and then act on it.
Family Valentine’s Day Plans
Since Valentine’s Day is for everyone that you care about, then consider planning a Family Valentine’s Day. Enjoy the holiday in a way that you can share it with your whole family. Make your favorite meal to enjoy together or pop some popcorn and watch a movie at home.
How about board games over dessert and coffee? There are so many fun things to do as a family. Brainstorm together and make this Valentine’s Day special together.
February can be cold and dreary. However, Valentine’s Day can be a great way to warm up your relationships and invest in your loved ones. Happy Valentine’s Day!