Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! I know this special day has been on my mind. I have even started to pull out some decorations, have you?
Big and I will be in San Francisco for Valentine’s Day. I am lucky enough to tag along on a business trip. San Francisco is a wonderful city.
Many, many moons ago my Father was stationed at Presidio Military Base. I was a young child of 15 and loved living close to San Francisco. It was back in the hippie days (I know, I just aged myself) and my friends and I would hitchhike to the “Big” city. (You could do that back then!) We would hang out at Haight-Ashbury and act as if we were really a part of “The Summer of Love”!
I digress…this post is about making a Valentine’s Day gift.
I saw the instructions for “52 Reasons Why I Love You” a few years ago. I wish I could remember where I saw the original idea. The gift itself does not cost a lot of money, but it is full of love and sentiment.
What you will need:
A deck of Playing Cards (I got 2 decks for $1.00 at Dollar Tree)
Printer or pen or markers
Scissors (decorative and regular)
Any other item you would like to decorate with
Each of the 52 cards has to have a reason of why you love the person you are giving the gift to. I know it sounds easy to come up with 52 reasons, but trust me, after about 30 reasons, I had to think hard!
Here are a few I used:
You make me laugh
You make my coffee in the morning
You always support me
You let me have the first bite of a shared dessert
You are my shoulder to cry on
You get it right?
I made a list of my reasons on the computer and then printed them on white paper. I cut each reason out with scissors and added it to a card. I chose to add it to the side of the card with the number/face.
Punch a hole in the bottom corner of each card and run a ribbon through the hole and tie it up!
There you have it. A inexpensive, but very meaningful gift. I made this one for Big about 5 years ago and it ranks high on the list of favorite gifts.
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