Do it Yourself this Valentine's Day

While we are surrounded by the ever-present issue of finances, the holidays can be a heavy stressor, causing us to spend extra money. This year instead of emptying out your pocket book on a giant teddy bear or two dozen roses, let’s make this Valentine’s Day special with a thoughtful, heartfelt, homemade present that is bound to make anyone’s day a little brighter! 

The most important part of a gift is showing that you thought of your significant other and put that thought into action. A grand gesture is not always necessary to show someone that you care. An idea that can show someone that you really care about them is creating a playlist that is personalized to them. Show them you care by compiling all the songs that remind you of them; put them all in the same place with a nice picture of the two of you. The gift that keeps on giving all year round! 

They always say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, although women aren’t a part of the saying, the sentiment is always appreciated no matter who is getting the gift! If it’s the thought that counts, the time it takes to create your significant other’s favorite baked good will show that you really care! 

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With all the mass marketing that surrounds us, finding a gift that really communicates how you feel about another person can be a challenge. But creating a specialized piece of art for your significant other or friend can show that you care about them so much that you put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into creating something that they will love and treasure for years to come.