I’ve always been a fan of Valentine’s Day. To me, it’s a day to remind those around us that they’re loved, it’s not just a “romantic” holiday; and you can be a little cheesy in the process, my favorite – haa! My Gramma always sent us sweet little Valentine’s and my mom would buy us a little trinkets or treats to celebrate the day. I try to do the same for the boys, donuts in the morning (“donut you know how much I love you!”) and maybe a bottle of Crush pop (“I’ve got a crush on you!”). I just love a good cheesy pun! I like to get a little something for Mike too, but not go overboard. My guy is soo hard to buy anything for, but one thing you can never go wrong with in our home is coffee! I had picked up a couple of these “I love you like I love coffee” cards at a Holiday Workshop at West Elm back in December where local artist, Brittany from Bee Paper House
, was doing gift tag making with guests. I knew one of these cards would be perfect for Mike, and when I was thinking about Valentine gifts, I thought it’d be sweet to pair with a bag of coffee and give as a Valentine!
Of course, it’s a little tricky to give Mike coffee as he roasts our coffee beans for us! But I think I’ll give him the day off and buy a bag! I made up another card that wasn’t quite as lovey
(because, well, we don’t quite love everyone as much as we love coffee, right? ), and of course included a coffee pun. I thought this card would be great for a teacher or friend Valentine. And if you’re feeling really inspired, we shared a tutorial for how to roast your own coffee
, so you can really impress your Valentine!
So here’s what you’ll need for this simple & easy diy Valentine:
– bag of coffee (or roast your own
; we bought our kraft coffee bags
– I love you like I love coffee
card can be found here
– You perk up my heart
card can be downloaded here
– twine & scissors
Just write your card, wrap around a bag of beans, and make a coffee lovers day!
Any favorite Valentines you like to give or get?