Put your heart in your gift, not your money

Maggie Chaffin, Reporter

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Valentine’s Day is the time of year when you appreciate the ones you love.  This is how it all started: Valentine’s Day was also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.  It originated as a Western Christian liturgical (public worship) feast day honoring one or more of early saints named Valentinus.  This holiday is always celebrated on February 14th each year.  Normally now in the more modern times Valentine’s Day is more of a celebration of the ones you love or for your significant other.  We often show our appreciation and love with gifts such as flowers or chocolates, etc.  But if you want to get a fun, not as traditional, less boring gift, here are some ideas!

  1. Rather than buying a boring, pre-made box of chocolates or candy, you could cook or make something yourself to give as a present.  Perhaps their favorite food, dessert, or candy.
  2. You could make a free printable Valentine’s card from this website with a personal touch and gift it. (http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/printable-valentine-cards.html)
  3. A homemade Bath Bomb – here’s the recipe http://www.artcraftsandfamily.com/youre-the-bomb-valentine-diy-bath-bombs-printable/
  4. A “love potion” bubble bath – directions here  https://sugarandcloth.com/diy-love-potion-bath-sets/
  5. Here is a recipe for homemade marshmallow pops- https://www.buzzfeed.com/pippa/40-diy-valentines-day-gifts-theyll-actually-want-5ocb?utm_term=.urX54gGgn#.vo1dE0q09
  6. A homemade couples poster- here is the template and how to purchase- http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/personalized-gift-for-boyfriend.html
  7. Make personalized M&M’s – https://www.mymms.com/category/shop+by+celebration/valentines_day.do
  8. A personalized photo puzzle- http://www.personalizationmall.com/Personalized-Photo-Puzzle-Love-Connection-Heart-p11774.prod?sdest=home-cert
  9. A personalized teddy bear – http://www.personalizationmall.com/Personalized-Valentines-Day-Teddy-Bear-My-Valentine-p13470.prod?sdest=dept&sdestid=1759&storeid=53&categoryid=1759

Make some conversation cookies- http://www.bhg.com/holidays/valentines-day/cards/make-your-own-valentines-day-gifts/?slideId=2a632493-2a04-4708-bed3-18c0baa5262c

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Put your heart in your gift, not your money