Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Therefore, you may be thinking about how you will celebrate the person you love. No matter how long you’ve been together, it can often be a tricky decision on what to do. We’ve got eight homemade Valentine’s Day ideas to add a personal touch.
Why go handmade? Well, one thing to consider is cost. It isn’t very romantic to think about money. However, Valentine’s Day arrives so soon after January. Additionally, there’s the struggle of paying back Christmas, and you may be looking for options that won’t cost you a fortune.
After all, the sentiment of Valentine’s Day is to celebrate love and not about how much you spend. So what can you do? We have a few homemade ideas to celebrate Valentine’s that you might like to try this year.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Ideas for Celebrating
First of all, consider how you might celebrate with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. You don’t need to book a fancy restaurant and pay a premium for the day. Instead, consider one of these homemade Valentine’s Day ideas so you can celebrate the day at home.
1. Cook a meal for your partner.
Pick one of you to cook a meal for the other. Or better still, make it a surprise! Therefore, take it upon yourself to plan, prepare and cook a meal for the special someone in your life.
Doing so can be a great way to make the cooking part of the evening. Consequently, take your time cooking each course and eat slowly throughout the whole evening rather than having to rush everything into one sitting. Try something new, or cook up your favorites.
2. Make a meal together.
Better still if you both love cooking, why not cook together? Additionally, cooking together is a lovely way to bond and spend some time together. You can each tackle different jobs and come together at the end to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
3. Order a meal to enjoy at home.
Whether you go for a simple pizza delivery or order curbside service from your favorite restaurant, eat at home. Restaurant seating is often fully booked on Valentine’s Day, so skip the wait and still have your favorite meal at home by ordering in.
4. Serve breakfast in bed.
Another simple way to celebrate at home is to serve breakfast in bed. Who doesn’t love a chance to enjoy breakfast while having a lazy morning?
Breakfast in bed can feel like the ultimate luxury. It can also be one of those things you do that is a little unexpected. As a result, it could be a real surprise to that special someone in your life.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts
Another part of Valentine’s Day is the gifts and cards. Overspending isn’t an essential element of Valentine’s Day, and often people would like to acknowledge the holiday rather than spend a fortune.
You can easily do that by making homemade Valentine’s Day gifts instead. Here are a couple of ideas you might want to consider.
5. Make your own V-Day card.
A great way to show someone that you love them is to make them a card. There are so many ways you could do it. The best part is that you can channel your inner child to do so!
Draw a picture, paint something, use your handprints, or get creative on the computer. You could even make a collage of pictures or pull out paper lace doilies and embellishments to make one. A handmade card will be a great keepsake.
6. Write a love letter.
Some things are better to be said with words. Therefore, you might want to write and send your partner a letter. Writing gives you the opportunity to express how you feel and can also be something that they can keep.
What a lovely way to show someone you care, especially if you are not very good at verbally communicating your feelings.
7. Create a video celebrating your love.
If you have a lot of pictures and video footage, then why not collate it together? Create a sentimental video montage of your relationship and life together.
You don’t have to be tech-savvy. Simply use editing software that is usually already installed on your phone or computer. Then just add the different pictures and video footage together. Next, set it to music, and you are done. There are plenty of tutorials online to help create montages.
8. Get crafty and make a homemade Valentine’s Day scrapbook.
Finally, create a scrapbook of pictures and other things you might have kept over the years. Think about including items like tickets or leaflets of places you have been.
Simply stick them together in a scrapbook, and create a book of memories. The nice thing is that there will be blank pages so you can continue to add to it as your relationship grows. Additionally, a handmade book is a lovely way to create a keepsake and share your love in a visual way.
With homemade Valentine’s Day ideas, you don’t need to spend a fortune! Put a bit of thought and creativity into your gifts, and they will be cherished for years to come.