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Valentines Day…you don’t need to spend loads!

By February 13, 2017Food for thought

Today is Valentines Day.

According to Wikipedia – It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

All of the research I have done on the day, really states that it somehow became commercialised by people originally just giving cards to one another, then in the 1980’s the diamond industry got in on it and started promoting diamonds for Valentines Day.


We in Australia are now spending approximately $200 per couple on Valentines presents!!!


So that got me to thinking that this year I wouldn’t spend anything at all…not because I don’t love my husband, but because its a gimmick!


So here are the ways that I will celebrate the day without spending!!!


Breakfast has been served.

I have cut out a heart shape in some bread and put the egg in the middle and cooked it!




Some other low cost ideas are:

  • Cook a meal at home – light some candles to set the mood
  • Go for a walk along the beach or river.
  • Have a picnic!
  • Talk to one another, by telling each other what you have written on a card!
  • Make a card from scratch with what you have at home.
  • Re-Gift a previous years present that’s sat in the cupboard!
  • Go over some old photo’s of the two of you.


The biggest thing to me is show your love every day of the year not just Valentines Day! 


So I would love to know how are you spending your Valentines Day?


  • Kathy Webb says:

    Love your blog Sal. Paul and I have planned a walk along the river and a picnic. Although I did buy a card this year I think your suggestions for make your own are great. I’m all for showing love and there are lots of ways to do that without costing the earth. Paul woke me up with a cuppa tea and a rose in a vase from our garden ! So special and I’m really happy he made that effort.

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