To my family and friends, locally and in blogland.....
Happy Valentine's Day
I love Valentine's Day. It ranks right up there with Christmas and Thanksgiving in terms of decorations and food. I love making and sending Valentine cards to family and friends, decorating the house and the table with Valentine reminders and having dinner at home. The tradition in our family, and I'm not sure when this started, is to have "red" food for Valentine's Day. For David and me, this will mean dinner at home tonight, consisting of whole wheat raviolis in a tomato and mushroom sauce, Spring greens salad with dried cranberries and toasted pecans and garlic bread. (It's Ok-we'll both be eating it!) For dessert, chocolate mousse cheesecake.
Do you have any special Valentine traditions?
Some of the cards I sent....I have to give some explanation of this card (above) It is for my darling daughter, Michelle, who hates pink. Her favorite color is orange....so an orange Valentine for her! (You Are My Sunshine was her favorite song as a small girl)This card was for Michelle's BFF, Coutney. The little image is from Lulu at Home on Flickr. Lulu is the dearest person and her Flickr pictures are the best! Go take a look!
In addition to their Valentine cards, I sent Michelle and Courtney each a "Grow Your Own Man" kit. One got Mr. Right and the other, Mr. Perfect. I always remind my daughter, when you think you've found Mr. Right, make sure his first name isn't ALWAYS!
Did anyone guess who this was for?I have always been a card sender, even before I was a card maker. Even now, I make a fair number of cards but I am also a Hallmark Gold Crown member and help to keep them afloat. I have noticed that since I have been making cards, even my husband has been choosing cards for me (from the store) that look handmade. I told him that he's welcome to play with my supplies and create something if he'd like to.
My cards for David were funny.........(I made this one)
and sweet......This sweet card came from this wonderful artist, Sarah Jane, whose Etsy shop can be found here. She sells prints and cards and is very talented and a joy to work with. If my kiddles were still small, I know her artwork would be on their walls.
I hope your Valentine's Day is a happy day. If you don't have a special someone to spend the day with, then buy yourself some flowers and chocolate, watch a movie that you love or take yourself out for red food.
Kisses and hugs to you!