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Homemade Valentines

  Making homemade Valentines not only saves money, it is also fun.

  As you know, Valentineís Day is just around the corner. Have you seen the cost cards, candy, stuffed animals and flowers?  They can all be very expensive these days. Why not taking some time to  make homemade valentines this year? Have you ever thought of it?  If so, here is how making homemade valentines saves money.

If you have a computer, this is your first link to making homemade valentines cards. Using Photoshop or other card-making software is not only fun, but easy to use. You can make scores of valentine cards within no time.

Perhaps youíd like to make a valentine wreath for your door. Thatís easy enough!  Find some red fabric of different textures and make heart shapes. Then stuff them with newspaper to give them fullness.

You can make several hearts and sew them together to form a larger heart which you can then add to a round piece of wire.

How about a homemade valentines basket? Fill the basket with homemade heart shaped cookies. Be sure to use red icing; or even red food coloring would suffice. Add some Hershey chocolate kisses in red foil and set it out on your table for your family to enjoy. Using your baking skills to prepare a homemade valentine cake. You can even shape it into a heart. Surprise your family after dinner!

Make a valentine heart for your loved one by taking some red construction paper; glue; and write your heartfelt sentiment on it, then sprinkle colored sparkles on the glue and hang it so that your spouse can see it as soon as they walk in the door. You can even cut out tiny hearts with red construction paper and stream it across a wall in your home. Write notes of love on each one!


Heart Shaped Pancakes - For breakfast it's pretty easy to make heart-shaped pancakes --- dye your batter red and then take small cookie cutters and place them in the frying pan. Put the batter in and once the first side is cooked they easily flip over. Drizzle a wee bit of chocolate over and top with strawberries.

Around the home:

  • Add a Bow to a Stuffed Animal
  • Tie Red Ribbons on a Chandelier or Ceiling Fixture
  • Tape a Red Ribbon on the Computer Monitor
  • String a Valentine Garland Over a Chair
  • Set Candles around the home

It doesnít take much to make homemade valentines. Just imagination and a few items can really make a splash without having to spend a fortune. Itís the thought that counts!

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