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    • RedBalloon
    • By RedBalloon 2nd Feb 11, 1:15 PM
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    FREE Ways to say 'I Love You' - Valentines Ideas
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    • 2nd Feb 11, 1:15 PM
    I thought it would be nice to start a new thread on completely FREE ways to show how much you love that special someone.

    It's not supposed to sound cheapskate - but some of the loveliest ways to show someone don't actually cost a penny!

    Please share ideas or perhaps things someone has done for you which meant a lot.

    Maybe, burning a special CD, going on a little walk and leaving notes in the trees for them to see - that sort of thing.......

    "Buy me, Lady", said the frock, "and I will make you into a BEAUTIFUL & WHOLE & COMPLETE human being".
    "Do not be silly", said the Man, "for a frock alone cannot do that".
    "True", said the Lady, "I will have the shoes and the bag as well".
  • FleaFlyFloFlum
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    last year I wrote my partner a list of all the little things that I loved about him...only cost me about 20p to buy a nice piece of paper wrapped up with ribbon...so almost free.

    Bit cheesy I know, but it is Valentines Day after all
    • Silk
    • By Silk 2nd Feb 11, 1:26 PM
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    Good Idea,
    On Valentines day I usualy make an effort to put the toilet seat down after I've been to the bathroom .....it shows I'm thinking about her

    Sometimes I even offer to help with the washing up after dinner ....so it shows it's nice to do things "together"
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    lmao Silk, love it!
    • RedBalloon
    • By RedBalloon 2nd Feb 11, 1:51 PM
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    Lovely idea FleeFlyFloFlum.....
    I'd like to do something about the first dates I remember we had - try to capture them in some way, but I've not thought how yet!
    "Buy me, Lady", said the frock, "and I will make you into a BEAUTIFUL & WHOLE & COMPLETE human being".
    "Do not be silly", said the Man, "for a frock alone cannot do that".
    "True", said the Lady, "I will have the shoes and the bag as well".
    • indelacio
    • By indelacio 2nd Feb 11, 1:56 PM
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    This one may take some practice... but open your mouth give it a little stretch, breath in deeply then say in an open and honest meaningful way "I love you" probably costs about 7 calories to perform, or over 22 to perform well.
    • Queenriderbrekke
    • By Queenriderbrekke 2nd Feb 11, 1:58 PM
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    Book free cinema tickets off the free cinema ticket thread and give them to her on valentines day?
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    • isualive
    • By isualive 2nd Feb 11, 2:56 PM
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    I used the paper from a white note block & on each piece I wrote different memories from our time together. Some were happy, some funny, some damn right rude! I also wrote reasons why I loved my husband etc etc. These were written on red paper, I then folded all of the notes into triangles, & put them into a huge glass jar. I then finished it off with a piece of red ribbon.

    I told him it was full of 9 years of happiness. He loved it.
    Last edited by Former MSE Lee; 11-02-2011 at 1:39 PM.
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    • indelacio
    • By indelacio 2nd Feb 11, 3:08 PM
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    I used the paper from a white note block & on each piece I wrote different memories from our time together. Some were happy, some funny, some damn right rude! I also wrote reasons why I loved my husband etc etc. These were written on red paper, I then folded all of the notes into triangles, & put them into a huge glass jar. I then finished it off with a piece of red ribbon.

    I told him it was full of 9 years of happiness. He loved it.
    Originally posted by isualive
    You could do another similar thing not just with memories tho, but with "favours" you would do, they dont have to be sexual they could be things like breakfast in bed, neck rub, 20 minutes footy lol, you get the picture, fun little things and however many you want him to pick out and he could write some for you to pick from too.
  • Habibiboo
    How about a handmade note book of nice paper, or even one of those quite nice hardback notebooks you can get in a 1 shop - you can recover it to personalise it a bit. In the giving, explain that the idea is that you then spend time together writing in things that you want to do together - silly, romantic, sexy, any and all types of thing! Himself and I spent a happy evening with a bottle initially writing down things we wanted to do together and then we go back and put the dates in when we've done them. This way it lasts way beyond Valentine's and gives a 'together' connection to many things: sometimes when we're out we'll see something that gives us an idea to add in -ours is known as the 'purple book' and it's a feature of any real together time that we manage to grab!
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    • clairet1961
    • By clairet1961 2nd Feb 11, 4:40 PM
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    A couple of years ago i cut loads of paper into heart shapes then on each one wrote something soppy like 'i love you because...' and put them all over the house, he was finding them for weeks!! I did it with red paper so it wasn't free, but very cheap to buy the paper!
  • evespikey
    before they wake up in the morning (or do it for them to find when they come home) write little messages about what you like about your partner on post-it-notes and stick them around places they will look- on the mirror, in the kitchen drawer, on the fridge, (even on the tv!) :P
    edit: whoops, sorry, very similar to the last post but still a good idea!
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    • Queenriderbrekke
    • By Queenriderbrekke 2nd Feb 11, 5:35 PM
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    A monatge of pictures downloaded to her computer to use in my pictures as a screensaver? Would have to be done night before to keep secret?
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    • Queenriderbrekke
    • By Queenriderbrekke 2nd Feb 11, 8:34 PM
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    If you haven't already done it a free graze box with his/her favourite nibbles? (Need a card and you have to make sure you cancel after your 1st box!)
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    • jaygray
    • By jaygray 3rd Feb 11, 1:58 PM
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    I used the paper from a white note block & on each piece I wrote different memories from our time together. Some were happy, some funny, some damn right rude! I also wrote reasons why I loved my husband etc etc. These were written on red paper, I then folded all of the notes into triangles, & put them into a huge glass jar. I then finished it off with a piece of red ribbon.

    I told him it was full of 9 years of happiness. He loved it.
    Originally posted by isualive
    There are some really nice ideas on this thread, but I especially love this one. My husband would definitely appreciate something like this - it's his birthday soon, so I think I'll save it for then, as it's such a special idea. Thanks, isualive!

    In the past I have made Valentines and birthday cards by folding a piece of card, sticking a lovely picture on the front, and writing something loving inside. It doesn't break the bank, and is always appreciated.
    A million thanks to everyone who posts
    • gemnjam
    • By gemnjam 3rd Feb 11, 2:47 PM
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    I used the paper from a white note block & on each piece I wrote different memories from our time together. Some were happy, some funny, some damn right rude! I also wrote reasons why I loved my husband etc etc. These were written on red paper, I then folded all of the notes into triangles, & put them into a huge glass jar. I then finished it off with a piece of red ribbon.

    I told him it was full of 9 years of happiness. He loved it.
    Originally posted by isualive

    Thanks for this - i think it sounds great but will save it for our 1st anniversary as thats represented by paper so should make a fab gift
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    • groovygav
    • By groovygav 8th Feb 11, 11:09 PM
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    I've often heard it said that words are cheap, and they certainly are on this occasion. Just open your mouth and let them out!
    • Mike J
    • By Mike J 9th Feb 11, 12:10 AM
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    Buy her a bottle of a certain brand of shampoo and when she asks you "what do you call this?", just tell her...."Because thats what you're worth"
    • minerva_windsong
    • By minerva_windsong 9th Feb 11, 9:27 AM
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    If you want actual ideas as opposed to just smart comments, then several shopping centres are asking people to send in Valentine's messages to be displayed on the plasma screens for free (although you do have the factor that your message is displayed for all and sundry in a public place!).

    British Heart Foundation are also offering a similar thing in their shops where you can write a love note and then post it in the window. It does cost 1 so not totally free but the gesture is still there and you're helping raise money for the charity.
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