Friday, February 7, 2014

When You Just Don't Know What to Get?

I'd like to begin by saying that a Valentine doesn't have to be a lover.
I spent many, many Valentine's Days (as an adult) alone--without a boyfriend.
I still wanted presents and candy and love.
This idea is just as good to do for anyone you love, not just your sweetie.
Valentine's Day need not be stressful or expensive.
This costs little or nothing to make, but I think it will be priceless to the recipient.

Items you'll need:

Someone you like or love.
Eric happens to fit both those criteria.

One Valentine themed container.
I had a heart shaped box that I'd kept from a couple years ago.

 Some printer paper and about a half hour of your time.

Write down as many things as you can think of that you like or love about that person---double spaced.
They don't all have to be romantic.  
Many of mine for Eric are practical, but things that I love just the same.
Cut them into strips.

 Roll each strip, tightly around a pencil.

Place each curl into your box or bag or whatever you chose to hold them.

Just like a recipe, all these things can be tweaked to fit your creativity level.
Colored paper?
Perfectly straight cutting lines?
Candy or confetti?

I've done this once before for Eric.  
Our kids were very small.  
Most of my thoughts had to do with him doing things to make my life as a stay-at-home mom a little simpler.

Don't forget, this works just as well for your best friend, your roommate, your kid, or anyone that could use some love next week.


  1. This is lovely, CeeCee. What a fun, creative and thoughtful idea.
    (I also enjoyed reading some of the things you appreciate in Eric!) :-)

  2. YOU are such a beautiful person!!! :)

  3. So much better than getting sucked into the commercialism made of this holiday and every holiday by companies out to make a buck. I could rant for several paragraphs on what has happened to Easter, Christmas, Mother's Day etc. by marketing and big business. But you already know. True sentiments and sincere thoughts are what it's all about.

  4. What a great idea! The hardest part for me would be finding a container. I love the idea, thanks for sharing it with us.