And so, we’ve reached the first holiday in our year of Buy Nothing New that generally entails purchasing gifts, from a simple box of chocolates and flowers to rubies and diamonds. We generally tend to stay on the more conservative side of purchasing for this holiday. Years ago, Joe and I agreed that we would both prefer to have the experience of a nice dinner out together over material possessions. Then, we had kids. Now, we usually take them to dinner with us, but we do like to get them special treats for the big holiday of LOVE. This year, we’ve got to be a little more creative with making their day special. We have also had to take into consideration that Liam would like to bring Valentines to school for his friends.