Valentine’s Day was a starting point for my love of letters and crafting. In third grade, my teacher had everyone bring in a creative Valentine’s box. Mine was a computer made out of two boxes and Valentine’s were slid into the floppy disk opening. (#nerdalert, anyone?) In the last couple of years, my valentines have included hand-drawn robots, anatomically correct hearts and various creations with paper hearts, glitter and glue in some form or fashion.
While I’m a tad late sending out my valentine’s cards this year (sorry, friends!), I did finally get them done! With the marbled paper I made for my DIY Marbling Party, I cut out pretty hearts and glued them into unique designs on blank craft note cards and envelopes. I also tried rectangles like the one below.
(Ok, I didn’t actually send JJ a valentine, but he totally deserves one. *wink*)
People have many thoughts about Valentine’s Day and I’ve heard them all this week. Some think it’s absolutely unnecessary while others love the opportunity to add a few hearts and guilt-free chocolate into their day. I’m a fan. While it gets slightly out of hand with giant teddy bears, big bouquets and thought-less gift-giving, I think it’s a nice reminder to stop and show appreciation for the people around you. I’m not great at consistently sharing my feelings verbally, but Valentine’s Day reminds me to take some time to create something unique and to write thoughtful words. It’s always fun getting snail mail, and sweet handwritten notes make it even better.
If you need some pointers on what to write, try these prompts to spur your thoughts.
- I think you are ______. (name some adjectives)
- I appreciate you most when you _______.
- My favorite memory of us is _______.
- I’m thankful for your _______. (name some talents)
Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Have you ever made homemade cards? Tell me about them!
What’s your favorite Valentine’s memory?