Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A {sweet and simple} Valentine's Idea...

I've seen several variations of this popular craft idea on the internet as well as Pinterest and thought it was high time I finally made one myself! Behold, I present to you the:


Some operate as errand boards:

Others as calendars:

but my personal favorite is the "I love you because..." board:

It's just a sweet and simple way to bring a bit of sunshine to your relationship each day. We've had ours for a few weeks now and it has truly been a blessing! It's so quick and easy to use and it's out in the open, which makes it easy to remember. In other words it doesn't end up becoming one of those well-intentioned things that winds up collecting dust in some dark dingy forgotten-about drawer! (Love coupons anyone? His & Hers Communication Journal?! I *always* forget about those kinds of things! Please tell me I'm not the only "out of sight out of mind" person in the world! Am I?!?) Ahem...anyway, moving on. :)

I thought this little frame would make a wonderful and affordable Valentine's gift! Here's what mine looks like:

simple and sweet :)

You can stick it anywhere you think you'll use it most. Ours lives on a nightstand in our bedroom. It's very easy to use in the morning or at night, and since we're not in that room very often it's a nice way to surprise one another when we enter. If you plan to use it as a Valentine's gift it would be lovely to decorate with all kinds of pink cupids, hearts and all of that good "Valentinesy" stuff (I make up my own words from time to time!). Ours happens to be blue to match our bedroom decor. If you want to go really crazy you could even print off a set of 12-one for each month of the year! The sky is the limit! Let those creative juices flow, baby!

I used a couple of coordinating scrapbook papers to make mine and printed the message across the top in a font I liked. I would recommend using a light colored paper without too much "jazz" going on, or else it'll be difficult to read your messages. Once your design is complete just pop it into your frame, grab a dry-erase marker and you're ready to go!

If you decide to give this a try I'd *love* to hear about it!


  1. Aren't those the cutest thing?? It's one of those pins I haven't gotten around to actually doing yet. (One of hundreds, lol). I love your new blog header. It may not be too new now, I've not had the chance to catch up on your blog in awhile-- I'm essentially computer-less during the day while hubby is at work except for the dinosaur desktop... Anyhow, I look forward to catching up with you! Your babies are growing so fast!

    1. Yes, I know what you mean about the hundreds of pins that haven't actually happened yet! I have so many grand plans to make more things in the future! (One down, thousands to go lol!) Thanks about my header-yes, they grow so fast! Being computer-less during the day is probably a mixed blessing lol! Less temptation to spend oodles of time on there!! Great to "hear" from you! :)

  2. Oh - I love this idea!! I think it's going to the top of my DIY list :) Thank you!!

    1. You're very welcome! So glad to be able to share it with you! :)

  3. Valentine is very near. A simple appreciation makes others happy..

    I like it...



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