Friday, February 13, 2009

Thrifty VDays

(Ryan and I consider Valentine's Day a Hallmark Holiday, but I am glad people are deciding to BE together this year rather than WASTING money on things you don't need... Maybe it is a change that NEEDS to happen... Just a thought :) ).

My thrifty Valentine: The thought counts even more this year

Alas, even Cupid is feeling the affects of the recession.

This Valentine’s Day, the nation’s lovebirds – squeezed like everyone else – are getting creative, choosing foot massages and chocolate fondue at home over a dozen roses and a high-priced dinner out.

Others have turned the traditional adult night out into a family affair, baking heart-shaped cakes and celebrating what they see as the real meaning of the holiday.

In short, this year is more like Valentine’s on a dime, as Americans plan to spend about 20 percent less than last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

More of the article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Car,
WOW, I thought that was a picture of you decorating that cake. Guess it's been awhile since I've seen ya.
Love and miss you alot!!!