Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Easy, Cheesy Valentines Day Gifts

Other than coming up with a Halloween costume, I find that Valentines Day is the next best holiday for creativity, and I gladly accept the challenge of coming up with a homemade gift to show Blake how much I care about him. They are usually really cheesy but fortunately, he appreciates the thought and effort.

Here are some past favorites:
  1. An army of loveI got this idea from Cher at Love Actually. I bought a package of army men, attached small notes with things I love about him and placed them all in a container with a label reading Army of Love. It was perfect for my former soilder.


  2. Thinking about you white board
    This is really easy. I just took a photo, added a thought bubble with photo-editing software such as Photoshop and put the image in an inexpensive frame. You simply add messages with a dry erase markers. (Note: Make sure the frame has a glass covering. Dry erase markers will not always wipe off on plastic.)


  3. Date of the Month ClubI liked this so much that Blake is getting this for a second year in a row. All you have to do is make a card detailing a date for each month of the year. The dates don't need to be extravagant. We went on bike rides, carved pumpkins and homemade pizza.


    If you need some ideas, check out Also, I created the cards below for this year's Date of the Month Club, feel free to print them out and use them for your own Date of the Month Club.

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