Valentine's Means Love

Friday, February 11, 2011

Regardless of what Cupid says, I believe Valentine's should be about all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind. It's a chance to tell the people in your life who mean the most that you care and appreciate them. I often send handmade cards to friends and family and my Dad never fails to call on the day asking me to be his Valentine. The idea of Anti-valentine's parties make me sad, the world needs more love, why stop with couples? Whether you have a sweetheart or not, I hope you'll reach out to someone this year and express a little extra love - call your Grandpa, hug your best friend, write a sweet note to a child, give your boss a cupcake. Share the love people.

A few of my favorite Valentine projects this year:

Polaroid photo wall image via Little Blue Deer

A hidden heart cake!
Picture and tutorial by i am baker via alkeemi

Kevin Sharkey created a 'Sweet Dreams' package for friends using a flannel pillowcase, compilation of lullabies and a sleep mask.

Stitched Heart card by moi, tutorial here.

Mwwwwaah to all of you! I love love love reading about your lives and discovering wonderful sources through your blogs. And welcome to my newest readers and followers, I look forward to getting to know you!

Have a lovely weekend!

P.S. More thoughts on Valentine's Day and love.

32 comments:

  1. Aw I love all of these, but of course the polaroid heart wall is freaking gorgeous! I would LOVE to do something like that one day!

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  2. This is such a sweet post - I love all the things you picked!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  3. What a sweet post! And I'm very impressed with your stitched hearts! I love Valentine's Day for all the love, candy, flowers, etc. My mom always made sure I felt special on Valentine's day, boyfriend or no boyfriend. We're leaving in a few hours to get away from the city and have a cozy/romantic weekend. I'm so excited!

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  4. I love this post, and so agree-Valentine's Day is the perfect time to tell everyone how much you love them! It's funny, I never send Christmas cards but my nearest and dearest always get Valentines!

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  5. So charming. You're right - Valentine's isn't strictly about romantic love. A lot of people forget that. Adore that stitched heart card! You're such a talent.

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  6. What a great post on love. You put this much more nicely than I ever could have! Have a great weekend.

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  7. Love that photo collage! Unfortunately, now this will probably suck away half of my weekend productivity :)
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    Meri
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  8. Well-said! I love that heart photo collage, you have to show us yours when it's finished!

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  9. Very sweet post. I wholeheartedly agree. Although I used to think it was just an overpriced holiday...even though I had someone to celebrate it with, I finally decided why the heck not? What is one more reminder to let the people love know it.

    Hope you have a lovely Valentine's day!

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  10. Ah! Everything is adorable. That cake is making me hungry (: And those Polaroid pictures in the heart shape is the cutest idea!!!

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  11. i love love love that heart "headboard" that is so perfect year round :)

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  12. Your Dad is so sweet!! I can picture that polaroid heart in a college dorm... so perfect! xo

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  13. YAY! That cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. i agree, valentine's day is not just for couples - it's for everyone because everyone loves! :D have a lovely weekend! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  15. Ditto! I love you my dear, old friend!
    XO~Steph

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  16. that heart cake is my fav! i want to attempt it but im pretty sure it wouldnt look 1/2 as good. lol

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  17. Hi sweetheart, this is such a lovely post, and a great way of looking at it for all of us, and especially those without romantic love in their lives. I give thanks every day for the love friends and fam. am following you :) <3

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  18. Ashleigh, your SWEET, loving heart is like Valentine's Day 365 days a year. Hope the day is special for you and how sweet of your Dad.

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  19. That cake is just amazing!
    And a happy weekend to you :)

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  20. Gahhh...isn't that cake amazing. I just read the tutorial. Pretty tricky, Ricky. Such a cute post. Have a super, fab weekend!

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  21. i LOVE this post. :) and i agree....the anti-valentines day parties make me sad. thank you for writing such a sweet note to us and all your new readers :) we love following along with your life, too!

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  22. Love that photo collage and I also agree with you. Valentine's day is celebrating the love around us. That's why tomorrow I am going to shower my kids with hearts and kisses.

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  23. Oh that hidden heart cake is so cute! oxo

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  24. That collage took my heart away :) I just got a big box of chocolate so I'm in a happy place !

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  25. Aw what I sweet post! I am in love with all these images, and I agree with you that anti-valentine's day parties are just sad!

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  26. love the polaroid heart. amazing :)

    and extra love the hidden heart cake! hope you are having a great weekend

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day my sweet blog friend!! Julie xo

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  28. My dear, I am so with you! I frankly am not sure why I still haven't made that cake yet but I'm celebrating this day of love with dinner with two good girlfriends. I'm so excited! Hope you have a splendid Valentine's Day, gorgeous!

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  29. oh em gee that heart cake is amazing!! Happy V Day girl...xo

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  30. I have practice cake design and other like this to improve my business about cake and pastries. thanks for the new idea

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