ATTENTION CLOSE FRIENDS OF MINE, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS POST. OR IF YOU DO, PROCEED WITH CAUTION. In case you’re living under a rock, Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means the aisles at Target are full of pink, red, and white, and candy lines almost every shelf. I’m not one to love Valentine’s Day. In fact, I’d probably say that it’s my least favorite holiday of the year. Maybe it’s because I’ve been single for 18 out of my 19 Valentine’s Days, but I still dread it every year. This year, though, I’m trying something a little different. Instead of focusing all of my energy on how I’m going to be single for life and will probably be that crazy cat lady, I’m celebrating all of the positive relationships I have with friends and family.
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Over the past eight months, I’ve formed friendships with people that are going to last a lifetime, and I want to celebrate that. I’ve also been really into all the cheesy Valentine’s quotes this year, so that’s played a large role in why I decided to not-so-much hate on Valentine’s Day this year. So what’s a better way than incorporating my love for hand lettering with my love for cheesy love quotes than to make a ton of cheesy, hand-made Valentine’s cards??
Let’s take a look at some of the cards I made this year:
For the supplies, I made the cards out of card stock and used my Micron pens, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, and BIC Mark It markers. As for design inspiration, I hit up Pinterest (of course), and for the nerdy computer one, Ryan Gosling will never let you down.
When it came to making the cards, I found out that the simpler the design, the better. Not only does it take less time to make them, but it has that nice, handmade look.
Throw a craft night with some of your best girl friends, or do like I did and have a relaxing movie night with yourself full of sparking juice, face masks, good music, and crafting! (Relaxing nights in and being antisocial is my thing) This would be such a fun activity to do on Galentine’s Day!
If you decide to make your own cards this year, please send me a picture! I love seeing what y’all create, and make sure to let me know if you like posts like this.
What are your feelings on Valentine’s Day? Are you celebrating this year? If so, how?