5 Valentine’s Day Activities in Austin Under $50

For all of you still recovering from holiday gift-giving and those outrageous New Year’s Eve expenses – we get it. That’s why we’ve got you covered when it comes to affordable Valentine’s Day activities. V-Day is approaching fast, and if you haven’t made plans yet, you’re still in luck. We’ve rounded up five activities in Austin under $50 to enjoy with your loved ones. After all, Valentine’s day is all about love, and what better way to show love than to make this holiday as affordable as possible for everyone?


5 Unique Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around the World

While Valentine’s Day is universally accepted as a day dedicated to love, the way in which we express that love can differ from person to person. When it comes to Valentine’s Day traditions, we oftentimes believe that we all celebrate this special day in the same way, on the same day — a special date, chocolates, and maybe some roses on February 14th. However, it seems like the rest of the world has a different idea when it comes to this holiday. Here are some interesting, unique, and just plain clever ways that other countries celebrate love: Continue…

12 Ways Anyone Can Spend Valentine’s Day

When it comes to the month of February, we can all agree that there’s one thing on our minds: love. Whether you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with a significant other or with a group of close friends, we know the pressure to make this day a little more special than any other day can be stressful. Now that it’s only a few short days away, it’s time to get started on planning! Continue…

The Ultimate Dinner Date: Valentine’s Day in Austin

It’s February and love is in the air. The time has come for red and pink to color our worlds and to celebrate those we hold dear.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic spot for you and your significant other, or you’re just ready to treat yourself to a meal that you deserve, there’s a place for everyone in Austin this Valentine’s Day. Known as a destination for culinary invention and gourmet classics alike, Austin continues to bring delicious and delectable food to its people year after year. Here at HMG, we have compiled a list of some of the newest restaurants and dives for a taste of the best that this city has to offer.


Date Ideas from the Heart

The day that is supposed to be full of romance and gifts can make anyone anxious when they are unsure of what to do for their special someone. Whether you have been dating for a week or married for 10 years, there is always something new and fun that you can do to make your loved one happy. Each of these date suggestions can be done on a budget, or can be made as glamorous and expensive as you’d like. Let’s jump in!


Our St. Jude Fundraiser in a Nutshell!

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and The Crew at HMG Creative has put on another successful campaign.  The past couple of weeks have been dedicated to promoting social media interaction, through our Facebook and Twitter channels, in order to generate donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From February 15 to midnight of Valentine’s Day, we were able to:

  • Gain 87 new Facebook Fans
  • 346 Facebook Shares on St. Jude photos
  • 500+ Likes on St. Jude photos
  • 41 Retweets on Twitter for St. Jude tweets
  • 24 New Twitter Followers

Through these efforts, we were able to bring in $300 to donate to St. Jude and we couldn’t be more proud!  Although we did not reach our goal of $500, this is our very first donations-based initiative and we feel confident that this experience will leave us with the knowledge to create an even stronger campaign for the future. Not only were we able to share our love with children in need but we also created an incentive for those who helped us in the final push of our campaign.  Those who shared the St. Jude photo during the last two days were entered into a drawing to win a $100 Apple Gift Card.  We are thrilled to be giving the prize to Ms. Alayna Boyd, student at The University of Texas at Austin! (Who could be more deserving than a poor college student, right?!)

Despite the fact that the “Share the Love” campaign was able to stretch our social media efforts and gain more awareness for our company, what truly matters is that we were able to do all of this for such a great cause.  It is our hopes that through our donations we will be able to further assist the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and that they will be able to enjoy their Valentine’s Days for years to come. We thank everyone for all of your help in making this donation possible!

Help us “Share the Love” this Valentine’s Day

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, HMG Creative will be Sharing the Love by donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  For every “share” or “retweet” received through our social media accounts, we will donate 50 cents.  And for every new “Like” on our Facebook Page or “Follow” on our Twitter account, we will donate one dollar to this wonderful cause.  Up to $500.

Every dollar goes a long way.  $500 can provide two transfusion units of red blood cells for a St. Jude patient. So help us Share the Love and pass this on to friends, family and co-workers.

Why support St. Jude?

How will our donations help?

  • Thanks to donors, St. Jude patients and their families are free of payments and hospital bills.  Care, housing, meals, and transportation—the list of services they provide to families is unequalled. But it is for one purpose: To ensure the very best outcome possible for every child.
  • At St. Jude, donor dollars help fuel the groundbreaking research that leads to pioneering care and treatments for childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.