I’m a bit in two minds about Valentine’s Day. Some of me sits on the “It’s a created day that is all about retailers and spending money” and the other side of me feels it’s great to be reminded to tell the people we love….that we love them in a more intentional way.

This year I feel more of the second…. hence the post….. but have tried to make it a little more creative (rather than spendy) because self created things almost always* help communicate the love better.

Ideas For Creative Dates

Hand Held Ice Skating Date In A Jar

1. Ice skating date in a Jar. Image from The Gunny Sack.


2. Hot Chocolate in a Jar (stay in) Date. Image from the Wintrop Chronicles.

Spa In A Jar

3. Spar in a Jar. Image from The Gunny Sack.

Super Lovey- Dovey


4. 52 things I love about you in a jar. Image from The Gunny Sack.

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5. Love Potion No. 9. Image from Shaken Together Life.


6. A little envelope of notes for your loved one. Image from Oh hello friend.


7. Sharpie Mug. Image Sister’s Suitcase.

For the Kids


8. Love Lead pencils. Image from The Gunny Sack.


9. Robot Valentine’s. Image from Lisa Storms.


10. Monster Pencils. Image by the 36th Avenue.


11. Don’t ever change…. Image from Jac & Lyn Murphy.


12. Burst My Bubble Valentine’s. Image from The Gunny Sack.


13. I’m Bananas for you and You’re Grrrrrreat. Image from Lisa Storm.


14. Arrow pencils and printables. Image from Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.


15. Origami Heart Wrapped lolly Pop. Image A Kiss Of Colour.

Ideas to Bake


16. Nutella Love Letter Pancakes. Image by Kitchen Simplicity.


17. Sparkly Cookies. Image from The Gunny Sack.


18. Valentine snack mix. Image by Glorious Treats.


19. The Nutella/Espresso cup cake.Image from mandy Ash Craft.


20. Valentine’s cookies. Image Wedding Chicks.


21. Heart shaped pies. Image Babble.


22. Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar. Image My Baking Addiction.


23. Strawberry and Cream scones. Image Sanae Ishida.

Countdowns to Valentine’s Day (or count on….) 


24. The Valentine tree. Image from Simple as that blog.


25. Cute countdown. Image by Dear lizzy.

Valentines Advent Calendar - thehouseofsmiths.com

26. Bit late for this year….. A countdown to the day. Image from THe House Of Smiths.


27. 14 acts of love. Image from Make and takes.

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28. Countdown to kisses. Image from the Olds family

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29. DIY printable calendar. Image from Paige of Style.


30. Just one of the activities in the 14 days of love. Image from Pink Pistachio.



31. I love you this much. Image from Day in my life.


32. Sewn hearts card. Image from The creative Place.


33. Birthday candle card. Image from Real Simple.

Everything else.


34. Mini polaroid Magnets. Image from Ambrosia Girl.


35. Valentines “fortune’ cookies”. Image from Design. Wash.Rinse. Repeat.


36. Message in a bottle. Image from Oh hello friend.

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37. Wall heart. Image Oleander and Palm.


38. Washi banner. Image: Fancy Little Things.


39. Printable PDF. Image from The girl creative.

* Yes if you have asked for something specifically ….or have been promised something and you receive a sweet handmade gift, you won’t feel the love!


Click on the image to see a collection of inspirational pictures with a letter writing theme.

Well here it is…… How Pinteresting!

Meredith suggested a collection of images to satisfy here letter writing phase. I took the theme where-ever it choose to go in my mind….. so I hope I have fulfilled the brief 🙂

She also wrote a great post a little while back about using 20 minute time lots to put pen to paper, that might interest you here.

I just love this image of vintage packages.

So what’s next? You choose. Remember it’s interactive, and if no-one chooses I will have to bore you with my collections.