Be my Valentine?

Love is in the Air!

Letterpress card - GreyMoggiePress on

Letterpress card - GreyMoggiePress on

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not head over heels in love with Valentine's Day but if it's gonna be then at least let it be homemade!

Apart from my disagreement that there should be a special day appropriated to tell your loved one how much they mean to you - surely this should be a much more regular occurrence!  I hate the pressure it puts on us to spend when Christmas has only just disappeared behind us.  Showing love should be simple.

I reckon the choice in Valentines cards has got a lot better in recent years.  I especially like funny ones - serious love can be light hearted!

But, there is no need to buy one if you can make your own!  It was drummed into me in my early school days that nothing shows your true feelings like something handmade and I don't think you're ever too old for this not to be true.  If you're not the best artist why not try cutting letters out of a newspaper for that lovely ransom note effect!

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Another sure fire winner is to say it with sweeties!  Click this image for instructions how to make cute little pokes to put treats in.

Paper flowers last longer than the real thing too and there are many step-by-step guides to doing that online as well!

Or how about the purest of them all - write an old-fashioned love letter and show someone they deserve more than a text.  Here's a beautiful example of a letter written by Johnny Cash to his wife June showing any little scrap of paper will do as long as the words come from the heart!

Happy Valentine's Day!