2 years ago was our first Valentine's Day together. I felt the same way about the holiday then. So instead of what the average couple would have done, I created loving, inexpensive gifts to show Mark that even though I don't believe in the holiday, I still loved him more than I could have ever imagined. Below you can see some of the things I made for him (what is still left of it after two years anyway) WAY before Pinterest existed to stifle creativity and limit originality (don't get me wrong, I do enjoy Pinterest).
I put all of Mark's mini-gifts inside of this beach pail. He loves his annual family vacations and the beach means a lot to him. I bought some sticker letters and put, "i dig you" on the front of the pail. I also wrote it on the shovel.
I do the below craft every year for my students in my classroom. I was excited to see it all over Pinterest this holiday season. Mark really does color my world <3
Two years later and this was still in tact...until Ainsley got ahold of it. A self explanatory gift :)
Mark is hilarious and makes me laugh more than I make him laugh...which is a must for me. My life is full of laughs thanks to him!
This year I am trying to do the same. I have decided to give Mark something each day for the first 14 days of February. I will post pictures as they are created :)
Day 1: Banana; I'm bananas over you
Day 2: Orange Slices (his favorite); Orange you glad you're my Valentine
Day 4: Pear; We make the perfect pear
Day 5:Ring Pops: Can't Wait For You To "Put a Ring" On It!
Day 6: Picture frame; Love You with scrabble pieces
Day 7: Picture frame; Love One Another saying
Day 8: Secret Vday Messages that Ainsley and I will make using white crayons and watercolors.
Take a white crayon and write your message. Then, ask the receiver to use a paint brush and water colors to reveal the secret message. This was Mark's favorite!
Note: Yellow didn't work out great. Best Daddy Ever!
Day 9: You are cute as a button (& I LOVE buttons)
Day 10: Pop Rocks; You rock my socks off Valentine
Day 11: Goldfish; Will you O"fish"ally be my Valentine
Day 12: Hot Tamale's: You are one Hot Tamale
Day 13: Lollipop; I'm a sucker for you Valentine
Day 14: Jar Heart Pouch...a reminder for those days of doubt :)