make-believe: valentines

February 7, 2013

I know there are a lot of folks out there who could really rather do without Valentine’s Day.  February rolls around and I begin to hear sighs about the hype of what’s essentially a commercial holiday.


I won’t deny that the consumer push around this holiday borders on outrageous, but I will say that a wholesale disregard for the day also seems sad. What could be better than a day devoted to sending little messages of love? I say that we all take a lesson from our friends in kindergarden and get crafting.

Here is an assortment of things that you could purchase–and some you likely already own–to get you in the spirit. A valentine can be made with a few snips of a scissor and a few strokes of a pen and it doesn’t take much money or extravagance to do into that.

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  • Reply kate February 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I made my own Valentines too! I know it's a lame holiday but I love it!!!


  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} February 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Oh I agree! I've been crafting lately too for this pseudo holiday šŸ™‚ So much love talk happening, I can't help but get in the spirit too!

  • Reply Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails February 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I'm not big on V-day, we never celebrate it on the day of! We did our main v-day date in January! Ha! Anyhow – I love the little heart garland, even if just for year round use!

  • Reply Harri Davison February 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I always say I wont get sucked in on Valentines day… I just can't help it. Everything's so cutesy & tempting. Some lovely bits you've chosen, I'm a big fan of the bakers twine. Such a staple all year round šŸ™‚

    Harri xxx

  • Reply Gregory Brown February 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I'm going to be out of town and am planning to hide a valentine for my wife. Or probably I'll just use the good old fashioned USPS.

  • Reply Joan February 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The friends in Kindergarten sentence made me chuckle. I worked for a school district as an after school teacher for day care, and what you said brought back some fun memories for me. They did like their crafts!
    Love the twine!

  • Reply Rachel Lawson February 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I've never been a huge fan of Vday but now that I have a 15 month old running around I can't help but get suckered into the holiday and want to do crafts with him (even if he winds up trying to put everything in his mouth).


  • Reply Sarah Dee February 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

    I love Valentines day! Me and Jordan celebrate sans gifts šŸ™‚


  • Reply sheepystitious February 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    You totally inspired me with this post! I spent this weekend (snow-bound, power outage) making homemade valentines (with Mr. Ellie Pooh red paper left over from my wedding and some heart-shaped paper doilies I've had for ages) and duct tape roses (who says men can't get flowers, too!) for my husband. šŸ™‚

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