So those of you who know me well, know that I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Why is there ONE day during the year to show your loved one that you really love them? I totally believe that it is a day that merchants can charge $100 for a boquet that you would normally get for $15. Don’t get me wrong…I love flowers, chocolate, and tokens of affection as much as the next person, but it means a heck of a lot more to me when Chris brings me those things on a whim, in July! I am extremely blessed to have a husband who shows me and tells me that he loves me every day of the year. For that, I am truly thankful!
Now that I have all that out of the way, I do like to do fun love themed things for the girls around Valentine’s Day and now that they are being homeschooled, I try to still do Valentine’s with them as that was one of their favorite things to do at school. Since they are not getting a ton of individual cards this year we made sure to get them a fun card.
I will also admit that Valentine’s brings some of our favorite candies packaged together. What other time of year, besides Halloween, can you get Twix and Snickers together in fun-sized packages?
I have an entry table that I decorate around the different seasons throughout the year and during the month of February I do decorate it in a fun love theme. The subway art hanging above the table came from the lovely ladies of Eighteen25. I love their blog and all of their fun ideas. I actually have a subway art for just about every season, holiday, etc. They all are housed in the frame and I just open the back and rotate them.
Each year I add to the mix and this year I made these yarn-wrapped LOVE letters. You can find the tutorial HERE. I will just say that they were not as quick and easy of a project as I would of liked, but I do love the finished product. The frame with the “love u” art also came from Eighteen25. That frame also houses multiple 4×6 sized holiday themed prints. This makes a really fun gift that keeps giving all year long! You can find the links for the subway art and 4×6 framed art HERE. The heart shaped candy dish is just a bowl from Target that I adhered to a candlestick that was given to us as a wedding present. I glued them together with E6000, which can be found just about any place where craft items are sold (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, Wal-Mart). That was another really simple idea I saw on the Eighteen25 blog. Their blog is truly one of my favorite, go-to places for projects.
This year we actually put a box of goodies together for my sweet friend, Heather who is experiencing her first Valentine’s without her husband. As many of you know, going through a year of “firsts” after the loss of a loved one is so very hard. We wanted to shower Heather and her kiddos with love as they go through this day without Buddy.
I do hope that you have a beautiful day with your loved ones, but most importantly, I hope that you shower those loved ones with love and affection all year long!
Make it great!
Love it!! So Julie, when are you going to have your articles featured in say, Family Circle, Woman’s Day..?? 🙂