It’s that time of the year and love is in the air. The “love bugs” or out and on the hunt to share some L-O-V-E. I’ve rounded up a few simple and inexpensive ways for you to spread a little love to just about anyone rather it be your spouse, best friend, child, or grandparent these gifts of love will do the job. So check out my wonderful finds. I’m sure you’ll want to use a couple if not all of these awesome ideas as part of your love spread;=)
- Love In A Jar – This first idea can be made and given to anyone. To make this “Love Gift” simply purchase or locate an empty jar or box ( a clear jar works nicely as it shows the beautiful contents). Fill the jar with candy or your receiver’s favorite treats (valentine candy, homemade cookies etc.) Handwrite or type several small notes for the recipient to add to the jar. Examples of notes are: “I’m so glad God blessed us to be friends.” “You are still the apple of my eye.” “This note is good for a wonderful back rub.” Whatever it is that you want to express or do for this person write it and then role each note and tie it with a ribbon. Try using strips of paper, sticky notes or cut out hearts in shades of red, pink and also white. Do the same for the ribbon just to add to the theme.
- Hide and Show Some Respect – For this fun and “Love Seek” you will need only index cards and loads of respect. Fill in the number of cards that it will take to reach Valentine’s Day, if you start this idea on tomorrow then you will need eleven index cards. Write on each index card something you respect about your husband or love about your wife. Hide one per day in a place your spouse is sure to find it. They will be so excited they’ll be looking forward to the next one each day. On day 14 the last index card should have a special surprise for your spouse that you can add to your other valentine plans.
- The Little Sweeties – If you have a couple of little sweethearts in your life a simple idea would be to make “Treatie For My Sweetie” Make rice krispy treats and cut-out hearts using a cookie cutter or if your creative shape them into hearts yourself before they set. ( You can even find instructions to make rice krispy treats on the back of the rice krispy cereal box). Place the rice krispy shaped hearts into cellophane wraps or small decorative bags and tie with string. Add a handmade card stamped with love and a page of cute stickers for an even bigger treat!
- Frame It – This is a beautiful gift to show your love and have it treasured forever. All you need is artificial flower petals or you can opt to use varied size hearts cut from colored construction paper of your choice. Depending on the frame size locate pre-designed paper as your background or you can hand write the background on blank paper as a love letter if you want. Next make an outline of the heart on top of the paper in the center whatever size you want making sure to leave adequate space for your background to show. fill the heart with the petals or cut-outs (using glue) whichever you are using making sure to keep with the heart pattern. Leave your signature in the lower right corner and the date, place it in a frame and you’ll have a lovely keepsake to share with the one you love.
These are some creative ideas just to get you going on this wonderful month of love and hopefully anytime throughout the year.
How will you be spreading love on Valentine’s Day 2014? Come on, share some sweet ideas;=)