Sometimes it’s hard to be a frugalista during a season when we’re bombarded by imagery telling us that the depth of our love = the amount we spend to show that love. I think most Sisters and Misters would disagree with that imagery, but it’s nice to have some frugal and fun ways to show those we care about how much they mean to us.
For our first Valentine’s Day way back in high school (longer ago than I care to admit!) I made my husband heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies. I still make them, and aside from being yummy, they just remind us of our history together and how far we’ve come together. Want to try it? Just make your regular cookie dough recipe (or even use store-bought dough), and make V-shapes with it, pinching the bottoms of the Vs to a point. Now my hubby has to wrestle four kids to get his cookies, but it’s a fun tradition.
Need some other ideas for Valentine’s Day fun? Here’s a roundup of some of our best Valentine’s Day ideas. We’d also love to hear what you do to make Valentine’s Day fun while sticking to your budget!
and don’t forget some great Valentine’s Day deals:
Do you do anything fun & frugal to make the day special for those you love? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments or on Facebook!
If you’re just joining the Frugal Friday series, check out these previous posts:
- Tracking Your Spending
- Creating a Budget
- Making Frugal Choices
- Fighting Spending Envy
- Could You Cut the Cable?
- Saving on Food Expenses
- Schedule to Save (keeping track of due dates to avoid fees & penalties)
- Staying Organized with Holiday Shopping & Rebates
- Frugal Lovin’ (Love & money, plus date night on a Shoestring Budget)
- Waste Not, Want Not (buying what you’ll use, and using what you buy)
- Frugal Fashion
- Frugal Beauty
Megan has been frugal most of her life, but has been really honing her frugal skills as the chief home economist for her family of six, surviving and thriving on a single (teacher’s!) income. If she can do it, you can too!