Valentine’s day is just a few weeks away, so thought I would go check out etsy and see what little sweet goodies crafters had brewing.
I know a lot of folks aren’t into Valentine’s day – that it’s a “hallmark” created holiday with no significance that just forces buying of mass produced junk. But you know what? I love love, and I love celebrating it. Whether it’s a love note for your partner, a sweet gift for your best friend, a little token for your parents, I think it’s just nice to do something special for those special people in your life.
First up are some cards. There probably isn’t anything I love more than a funny, sweet card. I love handmade ones, but these etsy finds crack me up and could become little pieces of artwork.
$4 from CDesignIllustration
I love me some lemon cake, so this one is very gemma-appropriate.
$4.62 from YourMumRang
This cracks me up. A lot.
$3.50 from dewlawdees
Got a little crush on someone? This is a pretty darn funny way of letting them know.
$4 from emilymcdowelldraws
A print is always a great gift. Nice to add to your art collection, and they can be really personalized. This ‘London’ one has a bit of sentimental thing going on for me since we lived in London in 2010-11.
And one of my fave bloggers, Julia from Chrislovesjulia (if you haven’t read her blog before, go check it out – she’s one funny gal) sells this chalkboard print of a heart. Amore.
$15 from Chrislovesjulia
Another print. This one is based on a watercolour of two moose. I am totally crazy in love with it.
If you are in a long-distance love affair, a custom mug with your two states or provinces would be so sweet. I would totally get one of these for my best gal pals who live in Vancouver.
How about a little shabby chic handmade pillow? This bunting one fits the bill.
I have noticed arrows and triangles are super trendy right now. The gold version of this ring has been swooning.
A little keychain love note…
This flipper had me at hello. Or at ‘We Flippin’ Love You!’. So cute for the chef in your life.
Got someone artsy you want to get a little something for? This palette phone cover is ridiculously fun.
And that’s it! My 2013 roundup. Hint, hint, hubby. Do you guys do anything special for valentine’s day? Make cards or little presents? Go on a date night, or girls night out? Remember those fun little valentine’s cards you would bring to class in elementary school and share with your friends? I remember keeping all of the ones I got each year in a little box and totally treasuring them. Fun, fun.