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Sunday
Feb102013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!! In celebration, enjoy my Pinterest collection of all things pink, heart-shaped, and handmade!

Saint Valentine, for whom the day commemorates, was supposedly known for performing secret marriage ceremonies for soldiers who were forbidden to wed.

It wasn't until Geoffrey Chaucer's Parlement of Foules poem in 1382 that Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic and courtly love.

The tradition of exchanging flowers, confectionaries, and handwritten cards became popular as early as the 15th century.

I adore this idea! “I love you” in different languages fashioned into a heart shape.  The same thing could be done with a personalized poem, a love letter, just about anything! For a website that does this for you and also has lots of fun Valentine's Day games, go here.

source Weddingbee

My favorite valentines have been handmade! This fun twist on a scrapbook - a CD holder - would be a wonderful V-Day present for that special someone!

 Put a laminated or UV coated picture inside a mason jar and fill with olive oil. Voila - a sweet, romantic gift!

source

Or... print a picture, modge podge it to a glass container, sprinkle glitter, and wrap a charm around the top for a personalized candle, flower or candy holder.

  

These would be fantastic for kids who want to bring a valentine for each of their friends. Bow Ties & Bliss has the full tutorial, plus ideas for other pops – pie pops, cake pops, marshmallow pops and more.

HOW CLEVER IS THAT! Just add a glass marble to the tin for heart-shaped cupcakes or muffins.

I wish I had known how to do this when my girls were little - I wonder if they would let me fix their hair now?

 

Time for romance… pink flower petals sprinkled up the steps! I'm sure this is what my husband has planned!!!

 

Or maybe this!!!  One can only dream!!!

Give all your loved ones a hug and hold that special someone especially tight. Hope everyone has a Happy Valentines Day!!!!  ‘Til next week! xo Leslie

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Reader Comments (4)

Beautiful images, Leslie. I love the flowers spilling over the stone wall and the steps adorned with petals...now that's romantic.
Best...Victoria

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Athens

Loved the images!!..Especially the cute squirrels and that Chanel bag!!! Happy Valentines Day!!

ohhhh you know how to fill my heart with wonder and joy to overflowing, don't you???? what a lovefest here with mementos of handmade bliss covering the entire spectrum of lovely. makes one want to start a revolution and spread the love like mad.

time to make the valentines!

smiles to you.

michele

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermichele

I love that last image! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day too Leslie!

XXX
Debra~

February 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAcquired Objects

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