Looking for a Green Way to Say I Love You?
Sometimes it’s tough to come up with new and creative ideas for romance when you don’t want to spend or consume resources.
If you’d like to keep expenses and ecological impact to a minimum there are plenty of ways to have an excellent time without spending much, if anything.
Consider the following ideas:
1. Cuddle. Sometimes when you’re both busy, you may forget how good it feels to cuddle up to each other and relax. It’s a great activity to enjoy when things have been stressful and you just need a calm break. A good cuddle session will do much more for your relationship than a flower basket.
2. Go to the mall. You don’t have to spend money when you go to the mall, although it may be tempting. Walking the mall can be a great way to get out of the house without having to worry about the cold weather.
3. Listen to music. If you and your partner happen to share some musical tastes, you can always enjoy listening to music together. Chances are you can even find some live music at public winter festivals with no entry fee. Or maybe you can ask each other to come up with one or two songs that they would dedicate to you and then listen to them together. Slow dance like you were still in highschool.
4. Play games. Games are a popular choice for people of all tastes and ages. The variety is astounding! You can play a slow paced puzzle game against each other like Scrabble or Dominoes or you can play strategy games like Uno or Hearts. Some of them can really draw you into the action… strip poker anyone?
5. Say I Love You. Challenge each other to find a unique way to say “I love You” in a photo. Spell out I love you with rocks or hold up a sign from on top of a bridge… just find a unique way to say it capture it via a photo to gift to each other. Get them printed out via Flickr for just a few dollars and treasure them forever.
6. Watch a movie. Agree on a genre and then find a good movie to watch together. You may be able to find one on TV or you can rent one for a day for a dollar or two. If you can’t agree on a movie then each of you pick one and watch both.
7. Go out in the snow. Take some time to play in the snow. After all, it’s not something that you can do anytime. Put on your winter gear and go for a walk. You can even bring out your inner child and make snow angels, build a funny snowman, or have a snowball fight.
8. Make a meal together. You can still have a romantic dinner even if you aren’t going out. Choose a nice meal that you can cook together. You’re probably used to either you or your partner cooking. It’ll be a nice change to have the two of you in the kitchen together.
9. Plan a Garden. Spend some deciding where your spring garden will go and what you will plant. Look over catalogs and order seeds. Plant a few flowers that represent love like red tulips, Forget-Me-Nots, and Daisies. You could even call that area the “love” garden and bring the cut flowers indoors in the summer to enjoy together.
10. Volunteer together. Spend a day at a homeless shelter, a food bank, a clean-up site, or some other place that needs volunteers. Working together to better your community and better yourselves is a win-win for everyone.
Just because it’s cold outside or because Valentine’s Day is approaching doesn’t mean that you need to go broke or sit around and be bored. Try some of these activities together and create some new memories!