DIY this Valentine’s Day

14/01/2014

DIY this Valentine’s Day

14/01/2014

I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is only a month away. We only just got through Christmas and New Year and it’s already time to start thinking about the next holiday.

In our household, Valentine’s Day was forever postponed by a week when we welcomed our baby boy into the world on 14 February 2009. In an attempt to keep his special day ‘all about him’, my hubby and I agreed that from then onwards, we would keep any possible exchange of Valentine’s gifts and/or celebrations (rare as they may be) for another day, and we settled for a week later. Looking back, this may simply have been a cunning plan on his part with some connection to the price roses in the week AFTER Valentine’s Day. Hmmmm. So whilst I have an extra week for potential planning, I wanted to share with you some cute printables today as I know that these would be needed in good time for the real holiday.

This year, why not surprise your man with a trail of love notes. This printable set is so easy to put together and it’s available with my compliments.

DIY valentine's day love notes

The idea here would be to leave these cute notes in a series of places that your man will come across as he goes about it day. Where exactly you choose to leave these little gems is up to you. The options are endless and will allow for ample creativity. But let’s face it, this mission is likely to require some stealth-like moves and prior planning which may or may not include sneaking around the house like a thief in the night after he’s asleep, but I have no doubt it will all be worth the trouble. And who knows when you might need your new found skills?

printable-valentine-love-notes

All you’re going to need for this mini DIY project is card stock of at least 180 gsm and some scissors. Download the printable cards here in A4 or Letter size, trim around the edges and voila! [note: the large typeface should appear as lined rather than solid]

So that’s your Valentine’s Day all sorted, right here. And the best part is, your wallet will barely show a dent… unless of course, you’re planning something big like a fabulous weekend getaway! Whatever your plans, have fun.

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  • The Bean Sprout Notes 02/03/2014 at 8:16 AM

    Not only are these awesome, but they are perfect for displaying with pictures on a photo board at my sister’s wedding. Thanks for sharing!!

    • admin 02/03/2014 at 11:31 AM

      You’re most welcome! And best of luck with the wedding planning. I’d love to see a picture later. Kath

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  • Katrina 05/02/2014 at 12:39 AM

    These are soo cute and easy! Just might have to leave these for the hubby. Thanks for sharing! Pinning 🙂

    • admin 08/02/2014 at 5:21 PM

      Katrina, you’re most welcome. Glad you like them. Kath

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  • Betsy @ Romance on a Dime 27/01/2014 at 9:11 PM

    I LOVE these! Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

  • Kelly @ Eyes On The Source 26/01/2014 at 6:13 AM

    Precious! These are so beautifully simple. Thanks for putting these together for us to use! ~Kelly @ Eyes On the Source

  • Deborah 21/01/2014 at 4:07 AM

    What a great idea and such cute fonts. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

    • admin 21/01/2014 at 9:50 AM

      Thank you, Deborah, that’s very kind of you. Kath

  • Diane | An Extraordinary Day 16/01/2014 at 7:44 PM

    These sweet notes are Extraordinary!! You have a gift for graphics and these are so well done. I can’t wait to print and use them. Thanks Kathryn!

    • admin 17/01/2014 at 7:43 AM

      Diane, thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you like them and plan to use them.

  • Jenny @ Women With Intention 16/01/2014 at 7:06 PM

    Love this idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Linking up from http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/

    • admin 17/01/2014 at 7:44 AM

      Hi Jenny, you’re most welcome & thanks so much for stopping by. Kath

  • Jacqui Madsen 15/01/2014 at 7:24 PM

    Love this idea! So sweet to leave numerous notes in a ‘love trail’ x

    • admin 15/01/2014 at 8:06 PM

      Thanks, Jacqui. I hope you try it 😉

  • Fiona Cragg 15/01/2014 at 10:47 AM

    Fantastic work Kath – loving it SOOOOO much xx

    • admin 15/01/2014 at 2:41 PM

      Thanks, Fi. Really appreciate your encouragement and so thrilled to have a loyal subscriber 😉 x

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