Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Valentine's Day on the cheap (and from the heart)

Some inspiring, romantic and sweet gestures swept us off our feet at the iReport desk this Valentine's Day. Your stories of meaningful, yet inexpensive gifts truly came from the heart.

For example, Lynn Jones of Mesquite, Texas, told us how her husband turned her love of the musical "South Pacific" into an inexpensive Valentine's treat, singing "Some Enchanted Evening" to her.

"I wanted the song in a French accent," she said. "My hubby delivered it perfectly, as he practiced it for a month."

Brian Martin from Spring, Texas, has been married for 30 years, and said it's the personal touch that counts. He surprised for his wife last year by taking the day off from work.

"I decided to turn our formal dining room into a romantic restaurant,” he said. “I went out and purchased flowers, long stemmed roses, rose petals and table settings (including tablecloth) to give it a Valentine's Day theme." (Click to hear Martin tell more of his story.)

For Mark Roy from Midland, Michigan, last year's Valentine's Day was all in a kiss: "I had [my fiancee] purchase some really bright red lipstick. Then had her kiss white postcards until she got the perfect kiss."

What became of the postcard? Find out by watching the video:

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