This year, in an effort to save money while still celebrating, Ian and I decided to have a “Homemade Valentines Day”. We challenged ourselves to find creative ways to surprise each other without spending money. At first I was nervous, thinking it would be difficult to get past red paper hearts, but it turned out great!
|Me and my Valentine|
I made a homemade version of Ian’s favorite candy, peanut butter cups. This was especially risky since I am allergic to peanut butter and couldn’t taste them. I just had to follow the recipe (Thank you, Pinterest) and hope it worked. Which it did, according to him.
|A note from Tilly|
Even Matilda got in on the fun. She (okay, who are we fooling?) left little notes around the house for Ian to find. Since Ian was watching her while I was at work, the notes were taped to her various baby supplies.
When I got home from work I was greeted by a scavenger hunt. The funny clues led me all over the house and yard. I eventually “found” Ian and Tilly who had made a big card for me.
Over all, I would say our homemade holiday was a success. We both had fun, saved money, and were able to be creative. It was much more personal than the traditional store bought card and candy.
How did you celebrate?