I am going to take this moment to warn you all that I absolutely love Valentines Day. Before you balk, no I do not ascribe to the lovey-dovey Hallmark fueled ethos. I simply love the imagery that the holiday evokes from vintage Valentines Cards to heart shaped garlands. I don’t really need an excuse to cover the house in pretty pastel colors, hearts and candy (all the same reasons I love Easter mind you) but Valentines makes for the perfect one.
If you are not a fan of the holiday, find it a marathon of crap or just hate the color pink then this blog is not going to be the place for you for the next month or so. I’m obsessed and having a craft blog is turning out to be the perfect outlet for said obsession. I will do my best to make roughly as many Anti-Valentines things as I do regular Valentines things, so don’t worry there will be something for you here. Just so long as you’re patient enough to put up with all the other “consumer driven crap” I’ll be posting as well. If it’s any consolation I’m totally with you. I think the holiday is crap, I just like the decorations.
These cards were a breeze to make, and if it hadn’t been for Robert Downey Jr distracting me with his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes I would’ve been done a lot sooner. Homemade cards are a wonderful whimsical way to show someone that you care with a little innovation. Hallmark has the market cornered, so why give them any more business?
Lots of Love,