One of the sweetest holidays of the year is upon us, Valentine’s Day. We love the simple kind of Valentine’s Day; handmade cards and treats speak volumes over the manufactured and processed sentiments at the grocery store.
Before you default to the red and pink aisle at the drug store for your Valentine’s Day gifts, take a look at some of our finds from Pinterest. Whether for the love of your life, a dear friend, or your child’s Valentine’s Day party these homemade gifts and treats will show the love far more than anything in a cellophane-wrapped heart-shaped box.
We’ve become a little addicted to Pinterest recently (follow us there), and while we’ve come up with some clever ideas for taking the sugar bombs out of cupid’s bag of tricks, the crafty folks over there outdid us this year. In the slideshow, we found foodless treats like homemade crayons to attach to classroom Valentine’s cards, beet cupcakes for a splash of pink without the dyes, and an adorable way to ditch the conversation hearts and serve conversation fruit instead. Plus, many more darling homemade Valentine’s Day ideas.
I fought joining Pinterest for a while because I didn’t want to have to keep up with one more social media platform. I barely use Google+, I can go days without reading my Facebook stream, and I’ve abandoned any themed boards years ago. My cousin kept raving about it, so I eventually took a look, truly wanting to not like it. I joined Pinterest because there were so many pretty things and simply browsing the pins was soothing. I truly believe that adding more art and beauty to our lives improves mental health.
Pinterest has been mocked as the place where women go to plan imaginary weddings, dress children that don’t exist, save recipes we’ll never prepare, and decorate homes we can’t afford. It may be true for some, but there are ways that you can use Pinterest to help you meet your goals of changing your diet and exercise habits. Pinterest can be a great source for recipes, new ideas, and motivation.
You can view a few of those ideas and examples in this slideshow: