Valentine’s Day… Inexpensive Ways to Say I Love You

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1. Don’t buy a card… make a card… you have no idea how much they are appreciated. They mean so much more than one straight off of a rack. The cards that my husband actually sits down and makes… those are the ones that I keep!

2. Make something special for dinner… or at least something special for dessert. And if you are not a baker… and I don`t think that there is such a thing… just bad recipes… a cake mix will do most of the work for you. I do however  remember the first dessert I ever learned to make at school . It was called blanc mange (vanilla pudding) topped with cherries! Actually, it was quite good. The sweetness of the vanilla pudding and the tartness of the cherries really worked well together.

3. Cut out little paper hearts out of red construction paper  and sprinkle them everywhere.

4. A bottle of wine needn’t break the bank any longer. Buying your own bottle and sipping it by the fire is big time romantic. The expensive route… sip a glass of wine in front of a fire at a restaurant… your choice.

5. Make a cake in a heart shaped pan. You can buy a disposable one if you really want to cut the costs. (They are the foil ones) Frost it and then sprinkle it with Smarties. I can still remember my mom doing this… and she’s in her seventies!

6. Create a little booklet featuring the story of how you met! Now if that isn’t romantic, I don’t know what is!!

7. Red Velvet Cake… if you can get past the intense red coloring… you have to admit, this dessert screams Valentine’s Day

8. I just thought of some more Valentine desserts you might want to consider… Cherry Cheese Cake.

9. Invest in a bag full of red balloons and create a Valentine Bouquet. Tie them off with white curling ribbon. If that doesn’t turn him or her to mush, nothing will.

10. You might think that Valentine’s Day calls for a dozen roses and that could get a little pricey. But what about one rose? That is do-able and easily affordable!

Here’s to a romantic night and that’s what it is all about!

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