I like to give thoughtful gifts. It means more to me to put some thought into it. Valentine's Day is no different. It is supposed to be a day where we show each other how much we love one another. I know some people will say things like:
"I love you everyday, not just one day" - but do you show me everyday? Do you tell me? Do you appreciate me? Do you make me feel special in any way?
"The stores made up this holiday to get people in the stores" - You don't have to buy my love. You just have to show me. Hugs, time spent together, game night, movie night, something special or different than the normal routine. We get to caught up in routines and schedules.
Anyway. Whatever reason you may or may not celebrate, those are yours and yours alone. I wanted my loved ones to feel special this day. This is what I did for them. I made goodie bags. I personalized each one for each person and I spent under $20.
I went to the store the other day and noticed that V-day cards were $4.99 and higher. Stuffed animals were at least $5 each. The decorative bags-don't even get me started on those. So I decided to make my own bags. I bought most of my items at the dollar store. I bought white paper bags. They were 3 for $1. I decorated each side and personalized it for each of my loves.
So if you are still looking for an idea or want to give your littles extra goodies, head to your nearest dollar store who knows what you will find.