Will You Be My Valentine? {Ideas & Inspiration}

Ah, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate it than gorgeous tablescapes and cards. I've seen many different crafts and ideas to celebrate this Hallmark holiday and love the color schemes that seem to pop up everywhere. Valentine's Day isn't just deep reds and light pinks anymore. Throw in some silver, greys and creams to balance out the reds and pinks and you have yourself a great palette to work with.

I love simplicity when it comes to celebrating this holiday. Nothing too elaborate or over the top. A beautiful card with words of endearment along with some sweets and a nice dinner is the perfect way to celebrate. And by adding some small touches to this simple plan you can create the perfect evening. Just like this tablescape from Brenda's Wedding Blog.

Last year I used my son's footprints and some red paint to make a heart on some card stock. I wrote "I love my Daddy" all around the footprints in order to define the heart a bit more and framed it. I'm pretty sure my husband enjoyed this little sentimental gift a lot more than a store bought item. And now he'll always remember how small our son's feet really were.

If you plan on making (or buying) cupcakes then you could use cute flags to decorate them like these here on Hostess with the Mostess. You could even top them with something as simple as berries. And if you use strawberries you can trim them in the shape of a heart. If you or your child plan on giving away sweets like cookies or candy you can use a cute personalized tag to tie the bag. I also love homemade cards. Especially the ones children help design. The grandparents go gaga over this kind of stuff!

And for those who completely missed out on sending out holiday cards, Valentine's day is the perfect holiday to send out Valentine's to those who you would normally greet at Christmas. Some people forego Christmas cards altogether now and just send out Valentine's. It definitely decreases the to-do list around the holidays!

If you have an idea for Valentine's day decorations and need someone to whip up the coordinating paper goods contact us and we can work on creating the perfect design for your party!

Photos - top: Gladys Jem via Brenda's Wedding Blog, middle: Danielle Simmons, bottom: Custom Programs, LLC

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