It’s that time again – Valentines Day! Last year, Marriage Works! and Dinners + Dates put out a challenge to only spend $25 per person for Valentine’s Day. It was a huge success so we are doing it again this year!
What is the $25 VDay Challenge? It centers around the idea that there is too much emphasis on the price and size of gifts for Valentine’s Day – especially when the spirit of Valentine’s Day is showing love, appreciation, and affection!
One year, the hubby and I were watching The Cosby Show and one of my favorite episodes, “Isn’t It Romantic?” came on. In that episode, the married men had a contest to see who was the most romantic by only spending $25 on gifts for their wives. It was amazing to see how much effort and THOUGHT each of them placed into the gifts and how the women were so much more appreciative!
Also, when you only have a limited amount of money to spend, it forces you to become creative, really think about what your loved one means to you, and find unique ways to express that love. It also takes the pressure to “one up” your gifts from the previous years!
So, are you going to take the challenge? The only rules are that, as a couple, you can decide to either (1) create/purchase gifts for each other for only $25 each or (2) that your entire night out only exceeds $50 total. Either option will force you to think outside the box and be super creative and thoughtful.
If you have any trouble coming up with ideas for the challenge, contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. From now until Valentine’s Day, I am giving free customized tips and date ideas to those who are participating in the challenge! After the big day, we will feature some of the dates on the site!
Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Love + Light,