Written by Spotloan

Valentine’s Day is a day about celebrating the love you have for your significant other, friends, and family. While we all want to spoil those we love, societal pressures can sometimes lead to a desire to overspend. To make matters worse, if you are on a budget you may feel like you cannot make the day as special as you’d like. However, you can still make Valentine’s Day special without breaking the bank. Here is how!

Write a Heartfelt Letter

Expressing your love is one, very large, part of Valentine’s Day. How you do that is completely up to you. But, writing some words from the heart can be very meaningful. This is especially true if your partner loves to hear words of affirmation. You can detail the first time you saw this person or divulge how you fell in love with them. If you are not a wordsmith, do not fret! Quoting some lovely poetry that conveys how you feel can also be just as meaningful and shows you took the time to find poems that resonate with how you feel about your loved one.

Create a Collage

To celebrate the love you have for your special someone, you can create a collage using materials that you already have. Consider using magazines, newspaper clippings, or even printed out pictures or poems to help you create your collage. You can assemble your collage on a piece of cardboard, cardstock, or even in a journal. Utilize different materials and different colors to make the collage visually appealing. Crafting a homemade collage is a great way to put in extra effort to showcase your love for your partner, but also is great for when you are on a budget.

Recreate Your First Date

Regardless of where you had your first date with your partner, you could recreate it for less! This cute callback is a great way to make Valentine’s Day special without breaking the bank. If you went to a restaurant, consider having a nice romantic set up in your kitchen or living room that is complete with candles and menus. If you went to a movie, pop some popcorn and stream the same movie in your living room. This will show your loved one that you remember the special moments that shaped your relationship.

Make Heart-Shaped Pizzas

Whose love language isn’t food? Crank up the oven and get ready to make a special pie with your loved one. Making pizza from scratch is relatively easy and you can get any toppings you want. You can purchase premade pizza dough, pizza sauce, and then whichever toppings you and your partner would prefer. Then, simply cut the pizza dough into hearts. While making the pizza, talk about your love for one another and help each other make the pizza. It is a great way to bond and will not cost too much out-of-pocket!

Paint Each Other’s Portraits

Make Valentine’s Day special by creating a beautiful handmade art piece. You do not have to be Picasso to take part in this date idea because the flaws are what will make it special! Get some paints and two canvases. If you do not have paint and canvases at home, then you will need to go to the store and purchase them. There are many different sizes of canvases to choose from. So, you could do mini canvases or something much larger, based on how much you want to spend. Then, sit across from your partner and get to work! Capture your partner just how you see them and remember to let those creative juices flow. When done, unveil your creation!

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When you have a loved one or a partner in your life, you want to make sure that they feel extra special on Valentine’s Day. While this can seem like an impossible feat when you are on a budget, there are still some things that you can do without breaking the bank. Our team understands individuals can sometimes face unique struggles. Our easy and quick application process is done completely online. Fill out the application today to find out if you qualify!