I fondly remember when Valentine’s Day meant we decorated a brown lunch sack with crepe paper squares pressed over the head of a pencil and glued in clusters to form hearts or words or whatever. We’d hang our amazing creations on the fronts of our little desks and wait for everyone in the classroom to go around and deposit their Valentines into the bags. What fun! So also back in my day, the Valentine’s looked like the picture above. I ordered a whole slew of these vintage gems on eBay some time ago, and they are so great to photograph all together like this!
I’ve never stopped loving receiving Valentines. So, I’ve taken to making my own each year and sending them to my parents, the kids, grandkids and other special people in my life. This year, I’ve been really into watercolors, so that’s how I created my cards.
Here’s a sample of one of the designs. I did four different ones and then decorated the envelopes, too. Because . . . who doesn’t want to see a very special envelope decorated and addressed just for them, sitting inside their mailbox?!
And then of course I bought LOVE stamps, too. Who wants a flag stamp on their Valentine?
I have found the real joy in Valentine’s Day is showing your peeps what they mean to you by taking the time to create something special for them. And that’s what’s been going on in my art loft at Morter Farm! Do creative today!