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Valentines Day Idea 1: Big Valentine

Last year I made these giant Valentines for friends and family. I had a few different sayings on the inside. Here is how I made them:

1. Write or print out the saying you want on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
2. Take it to a kinkos with one of those large scale printers and have it enlarged {costs around $4.} I made mine a few feet wide.
3. Fold it up into a little square and wrap it up with an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. You can print their name or a message on the outside wrapper.

We still have the one I made for Paul hanging on our wall. It says: I love you to the blue blue sky.


  1. {kara}

    February 2, 2009

    Love this idea. Can I ask where you got the red and white twine? Love it and love your blog!!!
    Thanks!

  2. Carlita

    February 2, 2009

    this is a great idea! once, my husband (used to be bf) gave me over 150 small valentines, each one had a cute message or was signed by someone i loved, and he enveloped each one with a piece of candy. it was a very nice gift indeed… but maybe i’ll have to do something bigger {like this!} thanks for you endless cute ideas.

  3. simply seleta

    February 2, 2009

    I KNEW it! Just made a calendar with our kids at home (your sister’s idea) and told my readers that if you made one it would be so unique. This post is a classic example that it’s true!!!!!

    You’re cool.

  4. Capree

    February 2, 2009

    Ha! Such a clever idea! Thanks!

  5. liz holly

    February 2, 2009

    i think i might you up on you idea, but i have to be careful of my passive agressiveness.

  6. Stef

    February 2, 2009

    that’s hilarious, I love it!

  7. Kelly

    February 2, 2009

    oh i remember these!!! i so, so loved them and glad you reminded me just how much. :)

    xo
    Kelly

  8. Bryan and Sarah

    February 2, 2009

    I love that idea! It’s made me think of what I can do for my family for Valentines day!

  9. kendra

    February 2, 2009

    such a sweet, smile-inducing V-day idea. will definitely have to give it a go. thanks!

  10. Debo

    February 2, 2009

    Great idea!

  11. The Cherry Blog

    February 3, 2009

    What a fab idea!! your’e so creative, great post!! xx

  12. Robin

    February 3, 2009

    oh my god… that is the greatest idea ever. i’m so doing this! you are so sweet and generous to share all your really great and clever ideas with us!

  13. Pamela

    February 4, 2009

    that is a great idea. i know exactly what i am going to put on mine for my one and only. pamela
    http://www.frenchknots.blogspot.com

  14. seesaw designs

    February 4, 2009

    your sentiment is much more heartfelt, but I’m sorry I stabbed you is pretty funny :)

  15. Megan

    February 6, 2009

    Thank you for the idea!

    I was collecting haiku(s?) from all of my boyfriends friends for a surprise birthday gift but wasn’t sure how we’d present them. I made a giant sign using this technique, with all of the haiku printed on it, so he’ll unfold it and hopefully be struck all at once by how many people from all over the world wrote him a poem for his birthday.

    Thank you!

  16. Athena Valentine

    February 6, 2009

    This is hilarious. I shall now be making one that says ” I’m sorry I snore. Will you be my valentine?”

  17. Kim

    February 7, 2009

    The “I am sorry I stabbed you. I love you.” is scary and hilarious! Clever idea…love your blog!

  18. Robin

    February 12, 2009

    done! thank you so much for the fun idea. the guys at Kinko’s were sweet not to make fun of me, lol!

    http://wobinmarie.blogspot.com/2009/02/jasons-valentine-from-me.html

  19. Joanne

    August 8, 2009

    That is so cool and so cute! What a great idea! :)

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