Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day - homemade style

Happy Valentine's Day y'all.  While I fully agree that today has become way over-rated and commercialized, it's still nice to have one day set aside especially for love.  Kyle and I show love all year round, but we do try to make this day a little more special for ourselves, as well as the girls.

Since I've gotten back into scrapbooking and creating things, I decided that I would make most of Kyle's gift this year.  I had the girls decorate a card for him too.  There aren't anything out of this world, but they are from the heart and those mean more than anything you can buy in a store.

I got my first idea off of pinterest.  The concept was to use a deck of 52 cards, decorate them and put a reason for love on each card - hence 52 reasons why I love you.  I decided to put my own spin on that idea and use Valentine's scrapbook paper and stickers.

Here's what I came up with...
I used 2 sheets of scrapbook paper cut into equal squares.
Some reasons were simple....
To the ones that made me fall deeper in love with him...

to the one that changed our lives forever.

I had an idea in my head for his card, but I didn't have what I needed, so I made do with what I had.
the outside

the inside

His gift that couldn't be made :)
the outside of Kaitlyn's card
the inside of Kaitlyn's card - she was so proud to have written the "k" without my help

the outside of Sienna's card

the inside of Sienna's card - she wrote the "s" and "i" all by herself!

I know that Kyle will love it all.  He'll probably be shocked at the trouble I went through to make the little "booklet" expressing my love for him.  I'm not the mushy, lovey type, so this is definitely a change for me!

I hope that each of you have had a wonderful day.  For those of you walking this grief journey with me, I hope that your day was easy and peaceful.  A day celebrating love will never be the same for us mama's who are missing part of our hearts.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

That book is SO adorable!! Going to steal that idea from you.

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!