5 Ways To Say ‘I Love You’ On A Budget Written by Shekinah Ade-Gold on behalf of Budget Leaf
Out of ideas for this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations? Want to make a good impression, but need to do so without breaking the bank? Look no further – here are five ways to make it happen!
Watch Movies/Shows Online
Research has shown that couples who binge-watch a series or even see a movie together create a social bonding experience that brings them closer together. You can find titles on Netflix that
you enjoy, or even see free movies that are available on other sites for free.
Tip: If you’re both into Caribbean culture, ttfilmfestival.com is showing free movie titles from
now until Valentine’s Day (one title each day). You can plan for the actual V-Day, or even see
movies in the days leading up to the 14 th . Many, many options exist!
Go For a Walk in Nature
Our bodies are natural, and it pays in the long run to refresh yourself in nature as often as
possible. You can plan to go to the beach, river, or the hills; you can even have a nice time at a
local park or garden. Instead of going to an all-inclusive resort, you can decide to camp out at a
safe haven such as Holywell. These are the experiences that will strengthen your love and define
the successes of your relationship.
Have an Online Date
For some, the pandemic has minimized or completely cancelled any chance of being together in
person right now. This can be a small problem, but technology is here to save the day. You can
use any conferencing or video-calling platform to reach out and connect with your special
someone, and you can share in each other’s company just as if you were in person. The lack of
physical closeness can feel heavy, but absence will only make the heart grow fonder and will
sweeten the deal the next time you get to hold your person for real. You can cook together, have
deep and gratifying talks, or even listen to a special playlist that you’ve compiled.
Send a Handwritten Letter
A handwritten letter may seem old-fashioned, but in today’s fast-paced world, the sentiment will
speak volumes. Imagine receiving a ‘Happy Birthday’ text or e-mail; I’m sure you would feel
appreciative, and be thankful. However, if you were to receive a decorated, designed and aroma-
filled letter, you would feel ten times better. It shows that you care a whole lot more than was
previously perceived, and can lead to an exciting and romance-filled celebration. Use this little
tip to gain maximum points and brighten up your person’s world for V-Day.
Plan a Games Night
There’s no better way to connect than playing board/card games with the person you love. If
dominoes is your way to go, then slam the pieces on the table to your heart’s content! If you’re
into Ludo, Monopoly, Checkers, Chess and even Taboo, then go right ahead! These are some of
the best memories you can make, and if you’re both competitive then there’s definitely no
shortage of enjoyment to be had.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while this year’s day of love might look a little different, that’s all the more reason to celebrate the people around you. You might not be able to go out to a romantic dinner, but you can still show the important people in your life how much you love them with a heartfelt gift.