So it’s Valentines Day tomorrow, and this post is the first time I’ve really thought about how to acknowledge it. I’ve always been kind of lukewarm on the whole thing, but I could totally use a day to focus on some love and happy. Another blizzard is approaching…yeah, that. But we lost a very special person in our family yesterday, and these experiences can throw everything right into perspective. Makes me want to rush into the arms of all those I love and tell them how much love I have for them. And that I can’t think of anything else in the entire world that is more important than family, friends.. that love thing. It’s all about our people. Maybe we need a day that encourages acknowledgement and celebration of those that make our lives special.
It’s a Saturday, and it’s going to be freezing… what to do… here are some simple, quick but heartfelt ideas. Little gestures that make your loved ones feel special will go a long way. This is not about adding more stress to your life! Do not over-complicate. 🙂
Heart-shaped waffles with beetroot and orange juice? Yes. See recipe from Almond Corner.
And some fruit?
Coffee cups covered in red paper with cute love messages.
or hot cocoa with heart shaped whip cream seen in lovesome, just freeze the whipped cream on a cookie sheet and cut hearts with knife or cookie cutter.
or just add some sprinkles
Flowers… all about the quality, and the thought. Stores picked over? Just grab a few special pieces and wrap in a pretty paper as shown at Style Me Pretty Living.
but yeah there is nothing wrong with a good old red rose
Handmade cards that actually say how you actually feel. Real Simple has some great ideas.
How about a cute little surprise for the kiddos?
Sweetheart cupcakes from Glorious Treats maybe with some homemade strawberry milk?
Or marshmallows from The Sweet Life.
And of course a few little handmade keepsakes to put around your home and make it feel special.. maybe hang some heart cut outs in the kids rooms for when they wake up..
paint chip bookmarks shown by inhabitots
string heart shown here
or a message on canvas as shown here
how about a few pillows to spruce up your living room or bedroom?
we have some at Ivy Lane!
Happy valentines day my friends! I hope you and your family, friends, loved ones have a fabulous day and take some time to celebrate each other.