Cue the pink patterns, heart-shaped confetti and chocolate kisses! There’s no other day quite like Valentine’s Day. This year, show your love with presents that don’t come from a box.
As much as we love Valentine’s Day, it can sometimes get a bit, shall we say, commercial. This year, instead of heading to the store for chocolate and flowers, make a gift that your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
Nothing says “I love you,” quite like a card filled with words of sentimental value. But do you know what’s even better? Making a card yourself! To really make a big impact and have a card that’s as beautiful as it is heart-warming, you’ll need cardstock, glue, a marker and a sweet saying. Check out these awesome ideas from realsimple.com for cards and props that say, “I’m Nuts About You,” and “You Light Up My Life.” They’re sure to be a hit.
A Cute Collage
You know the old saying, “A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words?” Well, this year, show don’t tell what’s on your heart by creating a beautiful picture collage of items around your town. You can choose hearts, or take pictures of letters to make a sweet phrase customized for your loved one.
Perfect to give to your teacher or your mom, all you’ll need is a plain planter, some paint (pink perhaps?), a marker to draw a design, some gravel, potting soil and a plant of your choice. Combine the items into a thoughtful V-Day gift that will keep growing and growing. For adorable tags that say, “Be Vine,” and “Plant One On Me,” check out these printable ones from goodhousekeeping.com.
Plan A Picnic
Who says that you have to go out on the town for V-Day, instead scout out a sweet location, hire a babysitter and plan a simple, but delightful meal for your sweetheart. Think wine, cheese and chocolate-covered strawberries. Then, spend the day talking about all of your hopes and dreams for the future. (Hey! It is Valentine’s Day after all!)
Start A Tradition
February 14th is all about LOVE, so make the day a family affair. Let everyone choose some fun Valentine’s attire to wear for the day and then plan a day of surprises for your loved ones. Pack chocolate and sweet notes in your children’s boxes. Make your spouse breakfast in bed. Choose a fun family movie to watch and bake a heart-shaped pizza for dinner. Just remember to carve out a little one-on-one time after the kiddos go to bed.