I’ve said it again and again over on facebook: I love to give away free books.
This time, my portion of the book is the story of a last minute confession of love–or will the attempt be thwarted? The setting: A college campus. The lover: A poor grad student.
I honor or Marty, my poor grad student, I want to give you the top #5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for students and other broke folks.
#4. Daniel and I used to be broke Valentines, and so we made each other a mountain of cards and gifts and artsy hoohaw. We have most of it still. I shared several of the best of these last year, on my 14 days of love. Here is one of the best: A sweet card, created from regular old white printer paper and a ball point pen. But, from the heart, so 15 years later, I still have it. Trust me, handmade Valentines never go out of style.
#3. When you’re broke, you’re broke. But if you are like me, you still have coffee. So…if you can’t afford a box of chocolate, fresh flowers, or tickets to hear Matt Maher, drop by your Valentine’s dorm, work, or that place you all hang out on campus (we hung out on the couches by the big stone fireplace) with two of your best travel mugs full of hot brew. (Folgers brews up for about 6 cents a cup, making a mug full almost the cheapest Valentine ever!) When served with a little side of “time together” and listening to his or her day, this little, cheap Valentine is one your sweetie won’t forget.
#2. Everyone loves “SomeEcards,” You know the ones, with the old fashioned pictures and the terribly modern sentiments. But so many of them are rude, disgusting, or just plain inappropriate. Show your sweetie you love them by creating your own–one that is funny and hip without being rude! Here’s a site for free clip art to get you started!
#1. And finally, my number one idea for a great Valentine for broke folks is, of course, Heart Bouquets, The Valentine’s anthology with my lovelorn grad student is free today, making it the perfect last minute gift from a broke lover to his romance loving sweetie!
What do stories about a high school principal with a mean reputation, a doctor searching for his dream car, an ad executive still in love with his ex-wife, a clueless husband, a graduating grad student trying to buy a cup of coffee for his ladylove, and a missionary on furlough have in common? Romance.
Authors Marji Laine, Jennifer Fromke, Lynda Schab, Stephanie Craig, Traci Tyne Hilton, and Peggy Cunningham, each give you a unique story: their Heart Bouquets especially for you.