Got your attention, didn’t I? I just couldn’t resist…hehe.
Seriously, though, I’m almost ashamed to share this “quickie craft” with you guys because it was so thrown together. But since it seems you can’t call yourself a blogger without creating a mantel, wreath, or at least a vignette for every holiday, I figured I better do something to honor Valentine’s Day. (I draw the line, however, at decorating for St. Patrick’s Day. Mark my words: you won’t ever see a mantel decked out with shamrocks on this blog. I’m not even Irish.)
I do enjoy Valentine’s Day, despite my lack of enthusiasm for decorating for it. After Christmas, it’s nice to celebrate something that includes little pressure to do anything but eat some chocolate and maybe share a card and a snuggle with your loved ones. At least in our house we don’t do much. I usually set out a bowl of red, pink and white M&Ms and call it a day. I’ve seen some doozies on the link parties I frequent, however…count-down calendars, full-blown mantels, and even a Valentine’s tree?! I stand in awe.
Nevertheless, here is my tribute to St. Valentine. The framed postcard you can see on the right of this picture is one I found in a junk shop. It’s postmarked February 12, 1910 (!) and addressed to a woman named Eva who resided at the State School for the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio. The message simply says, “From Mr. Wallace. Did you get the hair ribbon I sent you Christmas?” Now I ask you…is there anything cooler than that?
I made the framed heart you see at the top of this post by simply cutting out a red heart, coating it in Mod Podge, and sprinkling it with red glitter. I taped it to some white mat board I already had and wrote “love” underneath it with a fine-tipped Sharpie. I’ve used this thrift store frame a bunch…here it is last spring, and last summer. Nothing I do with it is ever permanent, so it can be a handy prop for all seasons. Oh, the blocks were from the Target dollar bins last year.
So there you have it. Are you big into decorating for Valentine’s Day, or like me, are you a blogger who is “shamed” into it? 🙂