Cheap & Easy Valentine Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you’re anything like me, it’s not your favorite. I’ve been single for quite some time, and sometimes my bitter comes out around Valentine’s Day. I’m working on this, and one way I’m doing so is buying Valentines for others, bringing a little cheer to their day, regardless of theirs (or my) relationship status. Here are four cheap & easy ideas for your Valentines this year!

Jumbo Valentines Cards
I found these at Wal-Mart for $3.00 and I fell in love (no Valentines/love pun intended). They’re normal Valentines greeting cards, but jumbo version. How fun is that? I bought two for my friends that live far away, and I’m so excited to send them off. How exciting would that be to get in the mail? This is easy to do with local friends & family too.

Boxed Valentines
Flashback to your elementary school years. The holiday parties were the best part, and every year for Valentine’s Day, you got to buy boxes of Valentines and address them to all your classmates. Why let that stop just because we’re adults? I found fun “I Spy” valentines and gave them to all of my coworkers this year writing “I Spy a Great Coworker!” I attached Smarties to them, and it only cost me $10 to give over 60 valentines – 17 cents per coworker (ish).

Heart Attack
Every year, my best friend and I send Valentines gifts to each other. We live a few hours apart, and this was a fun tradition we started a couple years ago. The first year, she sent me a “Heart Attack” – she cut hearts out of normal construction paper, and wrote reasons she loves our friendship and favorite memories on them. It’s such a fun, personalized gift that will mean more to your friends than something material and expensive.

Heart Cookie Pizza
One year I had to work on Valentines Day, and it was a bitter year, so I decided to bake a treat for my fellow single coworkers. I made a giant chocolate chip cookie in the shape of a heart, and wrote “Happy Single Awareness Day!” on it with pink frosting. It went over super well – when do cookies not go over well? You can write whatever you want on it, and if you don’t want to make homemade cookies (I chose homemade), a roll of cookie dough and canned frosting would cost $5-$6 total.

There’s a few ideas for you! Whether you’re single this Valentines or not, poor this Valentines or not, these are fun ways to make the Valentine’s Day a little more exciting that cost only a little money, and it’s a great way to put a smile on your anyone’s face!

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