Do- it Yourself gift ideas: Have the best Valentine’s Day ever!!
I know it’s early for this article but I just felt like writing it and thought..what the hell! let me just write it anyway. Don’t we all just love February ? I know I do because this month every year brings a plethora of events in my family. We have valentine’s day followed by my parents anniversary, then my brother’s birthday and lastly my birthday !! Yups, My birthday falls in this most romantic month ! 😀
I love everything about February – there’s a mild chill in the air and the way the shops and cafes are spruced up with little hearts and confetti decorations. To top it all, birthday excitement is like a cherry on top of the cake!!
Honestly speaking, I am not at all very expressive when it comes to love. I belong to the unromantic kinds. I like to observe other people doing lovely mushy things for each other but that’s about it. This is limited to observing only! My boyfriend and I usually don’t exchange gifts because we believe in making every day Valentine’s Day. I mean you don’t need a special day to tell someone you love them. Okay I think some of you will think that’s cheesy BUT yups! that’s what we think. Since I am teased to be “the unromantic one” . . Of late, I have ended up making little efforts every now and then. I mean there’s no harm and it also makes my boyfriend happy. 🙂 Guess I am changing a bit??
Anyway, in this article I will write about little things you can do , I will also share some do- it –yourself gift ideas for your loved ones- it can be anyone parents, friends, lovers. .Everyone needs to be told they are loved. It is the best feeling in the world . 🙂
So these are some of the things I had in my mind for valentine’s day..Hopefully they’ll be useful to someone too. . 🙂
Make a card:
I know we have the great internet with chat, tweets and email whatever, nothing will ever make your partner feel more special or how you feel – than good old traditional paper and pen. Write a note or better even – let your creative souls out there. Each of us has some creativity. I’m sure everyone treasures those things which are made so lovingly be it a little card or anything – is much more than when you bought a gift from a store. I don’t know about others but I treasure every card given to me …but I adore specially the ones which my friend makes. It’s from the heart and no Hallmark or Archies is ever gonna compete that. 🙂
If you can’t think of anything creative – NO WORRIES !! you get many super-cute sets in stationary stores.They come with glittery decorations and ribbons and envelope and paper. You don’t have to hunt for anything .Just think of a note to write . 🙂
Scavenger hunt/ treasure hunt:
This is the most fun thing to do . I know I love these. I am big fan when it comes to treasure hunts . We even use to play this game a lot when we were kids. Write down some clues on small pieces of paper- you can use nice scented ones or pink ones and hide them around your house. Make the clues pertaining to him or the two of you, like, “Go to the place where we like to cuddle and watch movies“. Have the last clue lead to something special gift from you or even better, you!
Make a scrapbook:
I did this last year and my boyfriend was stunned. He loved it. I added my own twist to the scrapbook.I made little scrapbook by adding handmade papers in the book. Each of the tiny paper had reasons why I love my boyfriend so much. He was so happy reading all the reasons. .You can try the same or just make a scrapbook with pictures of both of you together. You can download great template designs from the web for the papers of the book. You can also make a scrapbook online and get them printed. Me and my girlfriends had made a digital scrapbook for one of our friend as her birthday gift. We got it printed and it had turned out to be so good..:) (I wish I could show it to all of you :(( )
This I have never tried but I do plan to make it sometime later.I heard my friend’s sister, who is married made her husband “love coupons” for valentine’s. Trust me ! They were so pretty – pink handmade paper cut out in small notes. She had made many coupons which were redeemable for various things like movie night, bake together, slow dance, breakfast in bed etc. Since she had many made she also included reasons like forgiveness over minor fight and free back rub. Try it. It will be fun. 🙂
A video montage:
Make a video montage by collecting all your favourite pictures together. In movie maker software, make a slideshow of all your favourite pictures and add some romantic music in background. Burn it into a cd/dvd.TADA ! your DONE !!!!! 🙂 Look it up on web there are tons of video montage software available. . Trust me these softwares are super easy. No big brains are involved to make a video montage. .:)
Good old Bunch of Roses:
Gift your partner good fresh bunch of red roses . They work all the time and everyone loves them. If you want to do something extra like me . I would again make tiny little cards with sweet love messages and tie each card with pink or red ribbon to one rose. 🙂
The Romantic map:
Believe me when I say .. I WAS BLOWN AWAY when I saw one girl making this .She had a picture of it put up on FB and my friend saw it and she was like “ rids you have to see this since you keep making so many things.. You have to try this too” and yups it was awesome.
Ok enough praises… A romantic map is like a collage of all the things you have done together or all the places you been together. The first date, the first movie, the first kiss, his favorite restaurant, the coffee place where you spent hours gazing into each other’s eyes…all this and much more. Make a map of your city, and mark all these special places. Use glitter, stickers and loads of colors to make your map attractive.
The girl I am talking about had made a map with a twist.. she has good drawing skills so she had sketched an animated map which had a picture of both of em in the middle and then around their animated picture she had sketched all the places they went for the first time. I had particularly liked the sketched which had she and her bf sitting in a coffee shop. She also had remember to add little details like design on shirt he had worn they went on the first date.. OVERALL effect was wonderful. For all this— she had used only plain paper and a black pen. It was awesome. 🙂
Those are just a few ideas to get your wheels turning. I’m sure anything you do for that special person in your life will make them happy unless they are narcissist. I do hope all of you to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and for those who don’t have any special one in their life.. No worries… celebrate it with your parents or friends.. They love you equally and have been with you through thick and thin. Just keep looking — You will certainly find someone one day and YEAH YOU WILL know you will have found your soul mate when every day does feel like Valentine’s Day. :))