Saturday, February 12, 2011

be mine....but not in a possessive way...

Hey, Valentines Day is Monday! Have you gotten your loved ones a card or a lovely little something. I am off to make something for mine right now. Usually I send out cards to friends, but this year it just kind of snuck up on me.

I had a co-worker recently express surprise that I like to celebrate Valentines Day. He seemed to expect that because of my natural rebellious nature and unconventional leanings that I would just ignore it as a day that was invented to blah blah blah, you know the rest.

It's a good guess from someone who knows me only in a work setting, but he has no idea how much I love paper sentiments and little handmade pretty things. I'm very old fashioned like that. I've always felt like Valentines Day is about just giving sweet surprises to the ones you love - and for most of my life that was friends only. It's nice to now have a romantic valentine (well, actually it's been over 7 years), but I've never thought it was necessary to celebrate Valentines Day.

If Monday snuck up on you, too. never fear. There are lots of handmade projects and printables available out there. Here are some of my favorites.

You could make some lovely fruit themed stickers and place them on your Valentine's fruit. Pack them in lunches or leave on the breakfast table. Super cute idea from Twig and Thistle.

I'm a fan of glitter and I'm a fan of banners, so this is a win win. Easy tutorial on the Lovely Indeed blog via Creature Comforts.

There are some really cute free printable valentines at the blog from Hello Lucky.

Also check out the great printable Valentines from artist Amy Rice. I really love her work.

There are also more ideas that I like on my Valentines Pinterest board, including this cute Valentine award seen above made from cupcake liners.

And if you need more ideas, here's my Valentines Day post from last year.

Okay, I gotta get going on my own Valentine making. Happy weekend!

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