A Day of Love: Valentine's Day In Review.

How was your Valentine's Day friends?

Mr. M & I have learned over the years that going out to dinner and fighting the crowds on Valentine's Day is not our idea of fun.  I'm also not really into flowers or having someone spend money on me for things that I find unnecessary- so I specifically instructed my Mr. not to buy me anything this Valentine's.

Of course we still do something for one another, but it's always a more heart-felt and/ or handmade gift.  This year I made him an army of little cards, each featuring a reason why I love him on the front & a coupon redeemable for things like "a beer run done by me," "a foot rub," and other niceties for him on the back.

With so many little cards I thought it would be great to write a clue on the back of each and organize a treasure hunt for the grand prize (a box full of more coupons!).

It was fun watching him scout about the house trying to figure out what I meant by each clue- gotta make it a bit challenging for your own entertainment, right?

In the end we had a blast, and now he's got a lot of little gifts to look forward to and space out as he likes:)


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Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a cute idea!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun idea! I love that you handmade the cards (and with stitching) and how personal your gift is...the best kind :)
The hunt makes it even better :)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

That's REALLY cute! I bet he loved it. Did he make anything for you?

Erika said...

The cards are nice and I like the hunt! I am the same way--I tell my husband that he better not buy anything. I am satisfied with our own steaks and a sweet treat at home.

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Rose said...

What a fun idea for Valentine's Day! We did fight the crowd to go out to dinner, and it is seriously not fun. Next year maybe we'll go out the night before or after instead.

storybeader said...

that sounds fun! DH and I don't do anything special either. But your treasure hunt sounds fun! {:-D

bhrett @ lost in relocation said...

You've been pinned! This is so sweet. I'm loving your shop and all that intarsia. Totally inspirational :)
xoxo Bhrett

Judy Nolan said...

What a special, personalize gift! I bet he will keep the cards forever.