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Valentines Day Idea 6: Special Surprise

My friend Aubrey Trinnaman told me about this GENIUS idea and I’m so excited that she decided to do it. Basically the premise is this. Send her $35 on Paypal and tell her the name of your Valentine and short (optional) message and she will create an original custom Valentine for them. She is on my list of the top 5 talented people I know so you can guarantee it will be amazing. She made a few samples {even one for me!} to get the idea. There is only a limited number of them so order now before they are all filled up. Go here to purchase. The best part is that you’ll have an original piece of art that you can frame for your house–quite a steal for $35.

Valentines Day Idea 5: I Like You

If you aren’t familiar with this book you should buy yourself a copy immediately. I usually have a few around to give as gifts. {At $5 it is the perfect price point for a small but thoughtful gesture.} The book is very silly and has darling drawings. I gave this to Paul on our first Valentines Day together.

Valentines Day Idea 4: A tiny love letter

What is better than a love letter on Valentines Day? A tiny love letter. It still isn’t too late to send one to your lover. The World’s Smallest Postal Service is a teeny tiny transcription service–Lea Redmond will transcribe your letter and send it with a tiny magnifying glass for only $8. I met Lea at her booth at the Readymade Holiday Fair and the letters might be the most darling thing ever.



Valentines Day Idea 3: Surprises

The most important thing for me on Valentines Day is coming up with some sort of surprise. It doesn’t need to be expensive just cool and thoughtful. Last year I tied a large red balloon to a box and made the string so long that Paul could see it from his second story office. I called him and told him to look outside–and all his coworkers gathered around the window to watch while he went down to get the box. I filled the box with all of his favorite things.

Valentines Day Idea 2: Kitch

Random Valentines Day kitch from Urban Outfitters. I actually kind of want that big heart, I’m not sure why.