A Year of Dates_Valentine Gift Idea

Valentine Gift Bag Idea

***This is a recycled post from when only my mom and sister were reading my blog…I think it’s a good idea though, so I wanted to share it with all of you who have joined in the Journey!

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III told me that I couldn’t spend a lot on our first married Valentine’s because he was planning on using the February gift budget….what fabulous anticipation this brought to my life! He has always been great at date creating, my favorite is when he gives clues that lead to the fun. I can’t wait!

Spending little money on 02.14 proposed a conundrum….so, I put on my creative hat and came up with this…

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I present… a bag full of dates!

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There are 12 of them. One for each month between now & next Valentine’s day. I got the idea from this website (sponsored by a local church); they were emphasizing continuing to date & keep things interesting even after the “BIG day!” I put a personal spin on the dates, to make them special for us. None of them are very expensive, most involve food, and all include spending time doing things we love.

Here are a few of my ideas:

Creating a tent in the living room & roasting s’mores over a warm fire; movie night; recreating our “first date” for our one year anniversary; going to the park to fly kites & wrapping up the day with a picnic; hiking a nearby mountain; March Maddness night…including all his favorite appetizers…

There are obviously a few more; I think I’ll have him open each month’s envelope on the first day of the month. It might look like this…

We’ll pick a date, & I’ll do all the work. It will be a nice change of pace since he is usually the planner in the date department. Hopefully, it will be a hit! Shhhh, don’t tell III!

Happy Valentine’s Day (a little early)!

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  1. Love this – I should think about it and come up with a similar gift for Valentines Day as well.
    Amy Lynn recently posted…WalletsMy Profile

  2. I did something similar for my husband’s Christmas present. And I agree its important to keep dating your husband after the I dos. Here’s my nerdy take on the concept. http://totallybrenda.com/pinned-it-did-it-2013-dates-gift/

  3. What a fabulous idea…totally need to do this!
    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real recently posted…Today I Am At Tatertots and Jello…and a Pick Your Plum Giveaway!My Profile

  4. This is a fantastic idea! We have 2 little ones and getting a “real” date is a challenge. I love the idea of having a date planned out in advance so we can look forward to it each month. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. I absolutely LOVE this idea. I’m so doing this for hubs this year… I haven’t been this excited about V-day in a WHILE! :D Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Tiffany | offbeat + inspired recently posted…Flawless Foundation + Contouring and a Giveaway!My Profile

  6. Really cute idea! I might have to do this, we usually do the same thing, out to lunch and maybe some shopping…I need to get creative!
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  7. This is such a great idea!!! You have totally inspired me to try this myself! Pinning!!!
    Jacque @thediyvillage recently posted…Custom Coffee Mug, Valentine GiftMy Profile

  8. Awwww! Well, aren’t you just the cutest thing! So did you end up doing the year of dates? How did it go?
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