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Spend imagination, not money

A cash-strapped Valentine's Day can actually help couples rekindle the true meaning of love. Sheryl Kurland, author of Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls Of Wisdom From Couples Married 50 Years Or More, gathered some tips from successful couples.

They say the best gifts are the ones bought with time and thought, not a trip to the jewelry store.

Some of their gift ideas:

* Start a tradition of exchanging the same two Valentine's Day cards every year, inscribing a new love note inside each year.

* Write a "Top 10 Reasons Why I Love You'' list.

* Get a small radio and take your sweetheart dancing at a romantic location, like the beach.

* Compose updated wedding vows, both serious and humorous, and sharing them with each other over a glass of wine in a candlelit room.

* Experience something spectacular together, such as a sunrise or sunset or an evening walk gazing at the moon.

* Perform a few household chores usually taken care of by your spouse, such as making the bed, unloading the dishwasher or walking the dog.

Read more at http://www.everlastingmatrimony.com/.

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