During the month of February I feel like we get bombarded with lots of fun kid-friendly Valentines Day card ideas, but rarely do we see grown-up versions of these little lovely letters, besides near the checkout stand at the grocery store. There are definitely people in my life that I appreciate, admire and adore, who I know would like to get thoughtful cards too. So listed below are a few somewhat more sophisticated and clever ways to share YOUR love with a friend, family member or significant other.
There’s just something about investing time into a really unique, handmade Valentines card that screams, I love you! Finding interesting ways to manipulate paper so that it becomes almost an entirely different work of art all on it’s own, is definitely a surefire way to catch someones eye. An interlocking yin-yang heart, origami notes or a ‘ball full of love’ are great ways to show someone how much you care.
One of my favorite embellishments that I’ve seen on a Valentines card this year so far, has been this fun technique of paper curling. The great thing about it, is that it gives your card personality, dimension and flair. If you don’t think you’re quite ready to master full words or small sentences yet, then start with a simple heart.
Below is an example of how you can easily and inexpensively use this paper curling technique to create a cute, little paper heart in just a few seconds flat.
Naturally, this sort of Valentines Day card speaks right to my social-media-lovin’ heart. I just have to smile and giggle at the clever spin-offs that have been designed to relay to the recipient just how much the card-giver really loves them. They may be a bit quirky and geeky, but that’s what makes them so great.
Everyone needs a little reminder from time to time that they are loved, so don’t let the kids have all the fun, find a special way to tell the other grown-ups in your life, this Valentines Day, that they are awesome too by sending them a fun card this year that will put a smile on their face.