One thing I’ve learned since becoming pretty obsessed with DIY and crafts in general is that Valentine’s Day is REALLY big with the DIY set. At first I was pretty surprised because (correct me if I’m wrong) it seems like most of the crafty, Michael’s-going people are women, and women for some reason really seem to hate V-day. They either lament that it’s just a commercial driven “holiday” designed to sell chocolates and greeting cards, or that it’s a sham of a holiday designed to make single girls feel bad, or that it’s a completely unnecessary day because you should be able to celebrate your love all year long. All are valid I guess; I’ve never had very strong feelings towards it – it’s just a day, albeit a day with pink chocolate and increased chances you’ll receive a Dora the Explorer themed card.
But the more I thought about it, the more Valentine’s day really did seem like the ideal DIY holiday (Christmas aside). It’s non-religious so all can participate and it’s all about pink, hearts, and love. It’s essentially the perfect excuse to make adorable things for adorable people.
I think I’m going to go classic and make my own cards, in the vein of these ones I found on Poppy Talk:
Whether you love or loathe V-day, making a precious project could be the perfect thing… Hilary better beware: she’s going to be on the receiving end of many a Valentine’s craft.