Valentine's Day has always been a special holiday around here. It was my great-grandmother's absolute favorite, and in her memory we continue a time honored tradition of doing something just a little bit special.
For Jenny at Hank & Hunt, Valentine's Day is an opportunity to indulge her love of hearts and color. She made a floating heart backdrop in anticipation of the holiday, but it could also make for perfect party decor or a great year-round addition to a play area.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it might be the perfect time to look into wallpapers that can subtly sexify the boudoir. While many of these work their magic on a subconscious level — much classier than a wall decal that says "Hey, Sexytime…" — it goes without saying that they are sorta Not Safe For Work.
Remember how much fun Valentine's day used to be when you were little, back when you were guaranteed a whole mailbox full of cards, one from every kid in your elementary school class? I miss that. When you're an adult Valentine's Day is mostly about couples, which can leave single people feeling left out.
Cynics like to say that Valentine's Day is just another commercial holiday to get everyone to go out and spend more money. I like to think of it as a day to celebrate loving one another, and there are plenty of ways to make the day both festive and budget-friendly. Here are twenty of my favorite do-it-yourself projects that will make Valentine's Day special for the whole family without breaking the bank:
Need a simple yet charming idea for kids' valentines this year? Grab some paper scraps, scissors, and a marker and get to work — these cards are super cute, and feature the symbol for "I love you" in sign language (plus you can add your own message in any language!)
It feels like we've barely caught our breath around here, after all the holiday madness. But now it's time to think about Valentine's Day! This is one of those holidays I let go of completely in my 20's. Now that I have a little girl to celebrate with, suddenly Valentine's Day is fun again - and the perfect excuse to add some cheery home decorations to a dreary time of year.
Remember Valentine's Day when you were a kid? At my school we brought in shoeboxes we had decorated, then circled the room, each depositing our Valentines into them. The best ones involved candy (and still do) and kids would select their messages carefully — cartoon themed proclamations of friendship, admiration and childhood crushes.
If you are keen on asking someone to be your Valentine, but haven't gotten around to procuring a card? Then this handy DIY could be the perfect project for you! Turn a leftover wine cork or two into stamps for a one-of-a-kind card, perfect for your sweetheart.