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Let Me Call You Sweetheart: Frugal Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive. The more intimate, personal and from the heart a valentine gift is the longer it will be remembered. Keep in mind, the presentation of a gift is just as important as the gift itself.

· Get your card postmarked LOVELand, Colorado with a special hand-stamped unique four line poem. The Loveland Chamber of Commerce organizes this yearly romance project with cards going to all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. Just enclose your pre-addressed, pre-stamped Valentine's card in a larger envelope and mail to: Postmaster, Attn: Valentines, Loveland CO 80537. DEADLINE: your card must reach them by February 9th. Read more HERE for details.

· Hand Write a Love letter-- Make it romantic, passionate and heartfelt. Relay your fondest memories of that person. Explain why you adore him/her. Keep your handwriting neat, use ink and special stationary. A love letter is a frugal gift in terms of price but that doesn't mean it should lack quality, dedication, and heart-felt intentions

· Love Coupon book- Use your computer and printer to make a special coupon book for hugs, kisses, massages, a favorite meal, etc.

· Message in a bottle- I’ve seen these at Walgreens and other stores. Why not make your own! Use a red sharpie to write on a piece cut from a brown paper bag. It could be a love letter or poem. Suggestion: {Name of your Love} My love for you is deeper than the ocean. {your name} or use this printable from LovingYou. Then, roll it up, tie it with a ribbon and place in a beer or wine bottle and cork the top. Tie a handmade tag addressed to the person around the neck of bottle.

· Send a dozen red kisses. Cut 12 squares from tissue wrapping paper. Put on some red or dark lipstick and plant a kiss on each piece.

· Make a music cd of songs that hold meaning to you and your love.

· Skip the inflated prices of dinner and go out for a dessert date.

· Make your own chocolates. Fudge, chocolate pudding, sweet salty chocolate brownies, chocolate peanut clusters, hot chocolate, chocolate cokes, chocolate dipped strawberries. You can even make your own truffles. Here’s a fun & simple recipe: Valentine Truffles

· No money for a dozen red roses? Make Your Own! Hershey Kiss roses

· Check your community calendars. Most communities will have free concerts on Valentine’s Day

· Love Box/Jar—Find an empty jar or box. Decorate with tissue paper, napkins or paint, ribbon and a personalized label. Fill with 50 reasons why you love your partner and what makes them wonderful written on slips of paper. Or fill the jar with objects that represent the many ways you love your honey. Here's some inspiration:
Skittles: You are the gold at the end of my rainbow.
Band-ade: Because I trust you to help heal all my wounds.
Cotton balls: to soften the rough times.
Toothpick: I wouldn't pick anyone else.
Rubber band: For how flexible and understanding you are.
Lucky penny: How lucky I was to find you.
Mirror: Because you help me see the real me.
Seeds: Because I look forward to growing old with you.
Chapstick: For all the making-out we haven't done yet.
Popcorn kernels: For how often you pop into my mind.
Polaroid of you laughing or with a huge smile: In case you need a reminder of how happy you make me.
Candle: You’re the light of my life
Stick of gum: for all the times you’ve stuck by me
Write out a list that includes a description of all the things in the jar. Roll it up and tie it to the jar with a ribbon.

Do you have a frugal Valentine's Day idea? I would love to hear them so leave me a comment and then hop on over to Momma D Jane to read what is going on for Valentine's Day at her place.

And if you would like to start at the begining of the bloghop so you don't miss any of the other blogs, START HERE with The Frugal House Wife


  1. What great ideas! I love the idea of having your card postmarked Loveland, Colorado. I had no idea that they did that!

  2. Visiting from the Blog Hop! Love, love, love your ideas!!!! The Love Jar/Box..LOVE IT!! So creative!

    I'm your newest follower :) Feel free to stop by and visit my Blog Hop post!!

    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

  3. Your ideas are wonderful!

  4. Lisa, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really think this blog hop was a great idea! I sure had alot of fun.

    I love your ideas for gifts. I am going to have to pass some of them to my daughter .... the dozen red kisses for example. Great ideas for them, being so far apart and for anyone young and old.

  5. Thanks to all of you who stopped by during the bloghop. I had fun as well as learned some new ideas. Hope we can do it again soon! I'll be checking in to your blogs often also.