Sure long stemmed roses from a high-priced florist are traditional. But this year consider tulips (they also have long stems) at just $3 a bunch instead, like the ones I just bought at an L.A. farmer's market. In a mixed bunch with all the shades of romance: pink, white, and red and hand delivered by you personally. What could be a sweeter expression of your sentiments than that?
|Fresh Tulips $3 a Bunch in California|
Homemade decorated heart sugar cookies are another idea that is not only thoughtful but inexpensive too. Sure they're old-fashioned but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who'd prefer store bought baked goods over the ones that you can easily bake fresh at home for just a few dollars. You can even get creative in the way you package them. For example, for someone that loves gardening why not present your gift of love in a brand new terracotta flower pot wrapped with a pretty bow and card?
|Easy Handmade from Scratch Valentine Heart Cookies|
All you need is a piece of typing paper that you've folded in half, either cross-wise or length-wise (your choice). Then cut out photos of the two of you and things from magazines that you both love and use a glue stick to attach them collage style to create your card. Add a personal hand-written message inside and watch for the recipient's reaction to your customized and lasting remembrance of Valentine's Day 2012. Deliver it yourself, too, which is a lot more romantic than getting your sweetie's mailman to do it.
More Free Valentine Gift Craft Ideas HERE
|Tulips Abound at Farmer's Market in Spring|
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