Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year, my husband and I will be celebrating the holiday at home. In the past, we normally would have gone out to a fancy steak dinner (a bad habit we are trying to kick), but we realized how expensive this was and instead have set a goal to cook most meals at home this year. It has been an adjustment so far (goodbye eating out 3-4 nights a week and daily Starbucks), but the money we can save in the long run will be worth it. Surprisingly, I’ve been enjoying finding lower cost alternatives to my usual lifestyle, and it has brought out my creative side for this coming Valentine’s Day. Here are some ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a budget, without feeling like you are missing out:
Let’s talk wooden signs. Whether its online, in stores, an inspirational quote, or for a wedding – these signs are everywhere and surprising not to difficult to make! Before the days of Etsy, I began making wooden signs in high school with inspirational phrases such as “live laugh love,” and more recently (with the help of Steven and my mom) made one for my wedding.