Posted by Paul
I wanted to share something that my family started doing recently that ended up being fun and also a good way to save money.
We noticed that in certain months we had quite a few holidays. For example my wife and my wedding anniversary is in February as is Valentine's day.
My wife and I started to 'split the difference' where instead of celebrating each holiday separately we actually pick a day between Valentine's Day and our anniversary and celebrate both with a night on the town.
It's worked well for us, not only do we avoid the Valentine's Day crowds in restaurants, etc but we also feel like we can splurge a little bit more since we're having one celebration instead of two.
We still observe Valentine's day and our anniversary, but with much more simple stuff like a small surprise treat or a dessert out with our family.
It has been a nice way to celebrate frugally without feeling like we are sacrificing.