Valentine’s Day Festivities

It’s a little late in the day, but I wanted to include some of our decorations and ways that we celebrated on our first Valentines’ Day as a married couple.

For the last two years, I have participated in the stationery place’s Valentines Swap, and below are the cards that I made this year. They are made with purchased blank cards from Michaels, and I used pink paste paper (like grown-up fingerpainting, but more beautiful) for the hearts. I also displayed both this years and last years valentines on our wall. (And those shutters are being painted soon, so look for the coming post).

We don’t have a ton of decorations, but some of my favorites are the glass glitter heart (from my mom last year), the adorable heart paper heart garland (my mom’s present this year), the bear cook jar (Aaron finds him terrifying), and the super cute angel on the box (also from my mom last year). I didn’t add my new things this year, although most are from Target clearance last year, so they never got hung up. I also made a heart and xo garland, similar to this one. I also made some felt fortune cookies for Aaron, which he did find rather amusing. For more fun Valentines Day ideas, see my Pinterest board. The decorations are coming down tonight because they have been up for more than two weeks, and Aaron is rather tired of them.

Valentine’s Day is a very important holiday in my life now. It is not so much about the romance, and being married, but it is an important day in our relationship. For those who don’t know, prior to Valentine’s Day, Aaron and I had never really had a conversation, and had only been around each other several times. Katy, my old roommate, and I decided to have a party for Valentines on Feb. 13, a Sunday. We invited people the Sunday before, including Aaron. On Feb. 12, Katy and I went to a dance with several other YSA girls, and I found out that Aaron was 27, not 20 like I previously had thought. Because he was an old man older, I decided that I would make an effort to talk to him.

At the party, I made sure that Aaron got special attention and that we had a real conversation. The next day, Valentine’s Day, Katy and I made valentines to deliver to some of our favorite stores, and we took some of our extra cupcakes from the party over to Aaron’s house. His dryer was broken, so he came over to use ours, and I made him dinner. This was really the start of our relationship, and we had our first kiss less than two weeks later.

I therefore have a special love of Valentine’s Day now, and I wanted to do something special for Aaron. I decided to do the 14 Days of Valentines (idea from Mommy by day…Crafter by Night via pinterest). I used her printables, but changed some of the ideas. Aaron’s favorite gifts were a new watch, and a bobble head Spiderman. He absolutely loved them. And since he has class tonight, we are officially celebrating Valentines on Friday. I did come home from class tonight to these on the dining room table. It was a very nice surprise.

Happy Valentines’ Day to everyone. Love you all,
Tommie