Good morning planners,
its that time of year again..........Valentine's Day. Every year I struggle with original ideas that are heartfelt, but not too cheesy or expensive. Below are some ideas that I have used in the past as well as what I am doing this Valentines day for the man I love.
1.) 52 cards with 52 reasons I love you.
One of the first gifts I gave to my now fiancé during our long distance relationship was a box of homemade chocolate pretzel sticks, and a deck of cards naming all of the reasons that I love him. I had originally heard this idea from a person, but found this photo on Pinterest for an example. This was an inexpensive way to show how much I loved him, and how much I cared. all it took was:
*deck of cards from the dollar store
*ribbon or an unused hairtie
I wrote out all if the reasons that I loved him, cut them out, and taped each reason to a different card. You can hole punch, each card, and lace ribbon through them, or I just left the deck alone, and held the deck together by using a fancy hairtie.
2.) A photo collage.
This was my present to my fiancé this year for Christmas, but it is a great present for any holiday. I got the frame from Kohl's at a very inexpensive sale price, I printed the photos out in black and white on photo paper, and backed the photos with scrapbook paper. the entire project cost about $15.00
3.) Handmade Cards
This handmade card was very inexpensive, and very simple to make. I have a pack of seasonal 12X12 scrapbook paper which is purchasable for a variety of prices from any craft store. Shown above i folded the paper in half, and then in half again. If you buy a seasonal pack, you then have card paper for most every holiday.
4.) Date Coupons
These date coupons are a super cute, super easy Valentines Day project. I printed the cards out on the computer, and wrote down things that I thought my fiancé would enjoy doing such as:
*A food crawl
*A trip to a local Vineyard
*Lunch in the park
*Candlelight dinner of his choice, and a few others.
I made several because I wanted him to be able to use them all year long. They are only usable one time. The coupons say void after one use, and I will rip it up to make sure of this.
I hope you enjoyed these simple, inexpensive, original ideas for the one I love, now go and make them your own! I would love to see if you use these ideas this year be sure to tag me @createyou86 and #cy86febcollab be sure to check out
Ty's Blog for some other Valentines Day ideas.