Cathy Isom take a look at some unique ideas to make Valentine’s Day a little extra special this year without breaking the bank. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Valentine’s Day is an expensive holiday. overall spending is expected to climb to well over 19-and-a-half million dollars….with consumers expected to spend over 2 BILLION dollars on flowers alone this Valentine’s Day, with the majority of those dollars going right for the red roses.
But there are some ways to avoid burning a hole in your pocket on the most popular Valentines Day flower – especially since retailers tend to jack-up the prices just for that day. One idea is to grow your own roses. Well, that maybe an idea for next year. It’s also ok to go a different route in the flower department, Here are some alternatives the one you love might also love:
Or a dazzling bouquet mixed with different flowers and bulbs. Especially if these are hand picked from your very own garden.
But if you’re looking for something a little extra special – that will outlast a beautiful bouquet after a few days, and will make your Valentine smile – not to mention mother Earth – you can always go the eco-friendly route, with:
-Do it yourself cards made from recycled materials
-Making up-cycled Valentine gifts with Mason jars. The list is endless and at the end of the day you may even have a little extra in your wallet to go out to dinner or a show.
I’m Cathy Isom…