This year, my husband and I aren’t doing much for Valentine’s Day. I asked him not to get me flowers, chocolates, or jewelry. We agreed not to get each other cards. We’re not going out to a big, fancy dinner on Valentine’s Day Night.
We talked about it, and I told him that I don’t need him to spend money on me to show he loves me, and he feels the same way. In fact, I’d rather he didn’t spend money on me this Valentine’s Day, since we’re working on saving for that trip to see his family in May, and I’d rather have a plane ticket to Michigan than a dozen roses and a fancy meal.
Our only real concession to the Valentine’s Day spirit is the dinner we’re attending at the end of February. One of our favorite restaurants is holding a special three-course dinner, and we’ve reserved a table for two. We’re calling it our Valentine’s Day celebration, but the truth is we would have reserved a table no matter what month it was. Every month we budget around $80 for a nice meal out, since dining out at nicer restaurants is something we both enjoy. For February, despite the holiday, we decided to stick with our “one nice meal a month” plan.
What about you? Do you have fancy plans for V-day, or are you choosing to do something a little more low-key this year.
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