Very Valentine, Very Affordable – Sending Your Love

By: Amy Hannold
247Moms Frugal Living Editor

In the early generations, Valentine’s Day expressions of love were communicated with flowers, candy and thoughtful (likely handmade) greeting cards. Continue the tradition of the “love” purpose of the holiday; bypass all of the “buy” messages of modern times. Create a lasting impression on your Valentine; here are a few ideas:

Make a Card: It may seem like it’s just for kids or for the very crafty, but you’ll find it fun once you get started making your own cards. There’s something about scissors, glue and doilies that brings out the artist in all of us. Simple construction paper, glitter, and stickers can become a treasured note. You’ll make memories and continue the tradition of handmade holidays with your kids.

Find the Words: Write a bit about what makes them special to you, compose a poem, include a photo, or draw them a unique heart. If you need some inspiration, take a hint from conversation heart candies. Add some “I luv u”, “Be Mine”, or “Love Me”. Romantic prose? Consider these

lines of romance:
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning

A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
~Author Unknown

I’ve fallen in love many times… always with you. ~Author Unknown

For twas not into my ear you whispered
But into my heart
Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul
~Judy Garland

Send Your Love: Mail your creative expressions to your loved ones. Surprise them! In amongst their usual mail, they’ll find your card. (And you know, this creating of handmade cards would be appreciated any time of year!)

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