Monday, January 23, 2012

14 Days of Valentines

You've heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, right? Well, what about 14 days of Valentines for your beloved from February 1-14? It doesn't have to be anything grandios or expensive, just small tokens of your love and affection. I have encountered a few variations of this idea around the web. This is my take on it. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Day 1: Let Me Count the Ways
Start out your 14 day love-venture by letting your honey know what you're up to! Write some things you love about him/her on pink, red, and white slips of paper. Roll them up and put them in a cute little jar. Tie a ribbon around it and present it to your sweetie on the first day of February.

Day 2: You Spice Up My Life
Make a jar of homemade salsa, or just make a creative label for a store bought jar and tell your Valentine how he/she spices up your life.

Day 3: Coffee, Tea, or Me? 
For the tea drinker in your life, a cute, inexpensive tea cup, with a unique teabag and a cute card would go a long way! If your heart-throb is a coffee drinker, how about a gift card for their favorite coffee house, tucked into a coffee themed love note?

Day 4: For My Sweetie
Make some Valentine's goodies such as heart shaped cookies or candies and present it to your sweetie.

Day 5: You light up my life
Wrap a tea-light or votive in a candle holder in a piece of tissue paper and tie a ribbon around it with this sentiment.

Day 6: You Are One Hot Tamale (on a box of Hot Tamales, of course!)

Day 7:  I'm Nuts About You (on a can of his/her favorite nuts!)

Day 8:  You're the Icing on the Cake! 
Make their favorite cake/cupcake and include this little note with it! If you're feeling super crafty, you can decorate a box to put the cupcake in!

Day 9: Love Potion #9
Get a bottle of your loved one's favorite beverage. Make a cute label on your computer or with scrap-booking supplies that says "Love Potion #9." Serve it with breakfast or lunch, as appropriate.

Day 10: Just the Two Of Us
Slip tickets to a movie, concert, sporting event or other event under the morning paper, or on the bathroom mirror for your Valentine to find. You could up the anticipation factor by making a scavenger hunt out of it, leaving clues as to where to look next!

Day 11: I'm Bananas Over You
Use some monkey and heart clip art to create a card on your computer. It doesn't have to be fancy. Attach it to a small bunch of bananas and set it somewhere your love with find it.

Day 12: I Think You're RED HOT! 
Attach a label and some ribbon to a baggie with red hots!

Day 13: You Make Me All Bubbly Inside
Attach this love note to a bottle of bubble bath (to be enjoyed together, perhaps?), or a bottle of bubbly!

Day 14: You Knock My Socks Off
Give your sweetie a pair of wild, wacky socks with this cute sentiment! It doesn't hurt if it accompanies a larger gift, and/or a box of chocolates, and/or a dozen roses!

Do you plan to shower your loved one with 14 days of Valentines? If so, please comment with your ideas! 


Anonymous said...

These are SO cute!!! Fun post!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Visiting from Yeah Write.

Unknown on January 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM said...

My husband and I do not usually celebrate Valentines Day. Just one of those things. We always tell each other we love each other and we make sure to do the little things but Valentines has never been something special to us. This however is an AWESOME IDEA!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I could totally see myself doing some form of this for my girls or some of my girlfriends at work!! What a GREAT IDEA!!!!! -LV

Kindred Adventures on January 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM said...

I do not know how that comment came up as unknown but I left it.... Laverne! ;)

Lindsay on January 31, 2012 at 11:07 PM said...

Wow, these are really cute ideas. If I had found this earlier than today, I would totally be doing it this year. However, I might hold back on some of the candy/snack ones or try to incorporate them into meals or desserts.

Bottle-In-Front-Of-Me on February 1, 2012 at 10:09 AM said...

hell, I wish I had the time ;-)
or the love I suppose, two kids take a lot out of your relationship. Maybe I'll try some of your suggestions !

Andrea on February 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM said...

I absolutely love this idea! I'll be doing a few things for hubby, but also a few of the sweeter things for the kids too. Thanks!

Simply Sara on February 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I appreciate your comments! Happy Valentine's day.

Jamie on February 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM said...

Just pinned the heck out of these! Such cute ideas!

Jackie on February 2, 2012 at 12:57 PM said...

Such a cute idea!

Shannon from mynewfavoriteday on February 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM said...

So many cute ideas and I am in the market for some ideas so THANK YOU!

Simply Sara on February 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM said...

Glad you like 'em! The red hots didn't go over very well this morning at my house but, admittedly, I could have done a better job on the presentation. Going to "kick it up a notch" for tomorrow! I'm not going in order exactly. Kindda winging it!

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