We are in February and that means I can officially start talking about Valentine’s Day!! With a last name like Valentin (which is pronounced like Valentine, it just doesn’t have the E), you grow up loving Valentine’s Day more than most people. While many look at the holiday as a conspiracy created by the greeting card companies to sell cards, I look at it as a day to show the people in my life how much I love and appreciate them. Regardless of whether it is a romantic love, a friend love, or a familial love – if you are loved you will know when Valentine’s Day rolls around. I am a thirty year old woman who still hand makes Valentines for people! So how does Goodwill factor into Valentine’s Day? Well let me tell you!
Flower companies know that people are willing to spend more on Valentine’s Day bouquets and arrangements than they would spend any other time of year. This means that typically the price of a holiday themed arrangement is outrageous when you look at when you’re actually getting. This year, why not save some money on your floral needs by picking up a vase at Goodwill and putting together the arrangement yourself. We have a wide assortment of red, pink, and clear vases that cost way less than what a floral company will charge you. Plus, you‘ll get bonus points when your Valentine finds out their arrangement was handcrafted with love!
Goodwill also has all kinds of Valentine’s Day new goods from decorations to gift wrapping supplies to packs of cards. Don’t spend a fortune on cards for your child’s whole class when you can stop by Goodwill and pick them up for a steal!
We’ve also got you covered for that hot date you have lined up on Valentine’s Day. And to make it more convenient for you, typical Valentine’s Day colored clothing in reds and pinks can be found grouped together in the store. If you’re going out for a night on the town, come pick up a dress or some red leather pants (I actually found a pair of genuine leather red pants at our corporate campus)! If you’re just going out with friends or to work and not on a date, pick up a snazzy new red blouse or an office friendly pink dress!
Whatever you have planned for Valentine’s Day this year, let Goodwill help you celebrate the love in your life AND save you some money while you’re showing that special someone how much you care!