If this is you (like it is me and most people I know) think of the smaller, more personal touches you can make happen for your special Valentine this year.
*There's the ever obvious "Dinner In" option. - I can make steak and lobster (complete with salad & baked potato) at home for about $20, instead of the typical $100 check at a fancy restaurant. Chicken meals for 2 can be as little as $10. Don't forget to include something sweet for desert and dress the table accordingly!
*Sweetheart Notes can be sweet and fun. - Children's style valentine cards are an easy, inexpensive way to do this daily or in several places. Just make sure to add a personal note that is just for your sweetheart. And my hubby is a chocolate lover so you can bet there'll be a sweet treat included with at least some of them. Quietly stash them on a bathroom sink, in the car, on his pillow, wherever they might be found unexpectedly.
*Follow the rose petals. - Dollar stores offer bags with more than enough artificial rose petals to create a walkway to the dinner table (or bedroom). And for a dollar, you don't have to feel bad about throwing them away afterward.
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