Don’t break the bank on Valentine’s Day. Memories can be made instead of bought.
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY
Many feel pressured to dish out big bucks for their lover.
But the financial demands of college life can make one stress about how they are going to spend Valentine’s Day.
As always, make quality win over quantity. Think smarter not harder. “It’s the thought that counts,” is proving true around campus.
Here are a few suggestions for those battling between gift ideas and budget woes. Do it yourself this year.
Remember, “it’s the thought that counts”, and what says “I love you” better than something homemade? Cards with words from your heart, a CD mix of his/her favorite hits or easy-to-do crafts like scented candles.
Spend time with your valentine. Visiting a theater is not spending time together because you are both fixated on the screen and not on each other. Instead, have a romantic evening at home with a movie you can talk through, pause and rewind.
Comedies or action movies are great options. Follow that with a home-cooked meal and a walk around the park star-gazing.
Or, you can do as the Romans do when in Rome — buy a cliché gift.
There will be plenty of corner vendors selling flowers, heart-shaped chocolates, heart shaped balloons and stuffed animals for those looking to pick-up something at the last minute.
HE SAY / SHE SAYS
Q: What are you getting your love on Valentine’s Day?