Valentine's Day: Cost-friendly dates, love letter how to's, photos and more

DETROIT (WXYZ) - It's a one stop shop for romance, fun and love this Valentines Day! Check it out!

Did you know; spending is up this Valentine's Day! A survey by the National Retail Federation predicts the average person plans to spend $126 on their significant other, up nearly 9% from last year. We want to know; POLL: How much will you spend?

Not ready to spend a pretty penny? No worries. We were digging around the archives at WXYZ.com and we came across some awesome (if we do say so ourselves) and cost-friendly ideas. The first few items on our 2011 list of 20 Romantic Valentine's Day ideas that won't break the bank don't apply this year since there's no snow. But you're sure to find inspiration for a romantic and reasonably priced date night in items #3 through #20!

For those ready to tap into their inner Romeo, we recommend taking a step back in time and expressing your feelings with a pen a paper. That's right, we're challenging you to write - not email or text - your partner a love letter. Don't worry, we won't leave you in the lurch, we give some basic but effective pointers to make your sweetie swoon.

Looking for the ultimate way to profess your love? Why not do it right here on WXYZ.com? Submit a photo and share a message for your loved one in the caption. We will feature to most romantic messages and photos on WXYZ.com and on air!

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