Saying I Love You

I received this plant from ProFlowers to help inspire this post, all opinions are my own.

There are countless ways to say I love you this Valentine’s Day. From grand gestures to the littlest details, it is a day meant for celebrating love and showing others how much we care. Today I want to share with you one of my favorite ways to say I love you.

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to make cards. Hand-made, one of a kind creations made special for one person. It was a chance to share my creative side, a chance to be personal, and a chance to express my love. As I grew older, the tradition stuck. For years now I have been giving hand drawn cards for birthdays, holidays, and especially Valentine’s Day.

Fawn Weaver said β€œa great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.” I believe that even the smallest acts, like making a card, help to strengthen the foundation of a strong marriage. I have been giving Russ homemade Valentines for years now and they always bring him so much joy.

This years Valentine is unlike any other I have made before. It even has a gift that accompanies it. My friends at ProFlowers were kind enough to send me flowers to inspire my creativity this year. When I saw their Pink and Gold Succulent Garden, I knew I had found the perfect plant to inspire me. 

I have always been a fan of puns, but this one might just be my all time favorite. Naturally Russ has already seen the plant and I am sure he has his suspicions over what I am up to. But the card, that I have kept a secret. Let’s just hope he isn’t reading this ;-).

Puns, poems, stories, songs, and flowers. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL flowers. You can find inspiration all around you. But if you are looking for the perfect gift, be sure to check out ProFlowers. They have an amazing selection of flowers, plants, love inspired decor, and even chocolate covered strawberries. Now we are speaking MY love language. You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for, the perfect source of inspiration for your homemade creation.

I found a box of 30 blank cards at one of my favorite stores for $3! That is 30 chances to make someones day brighter (or maybe 20 if you make as many uh-oh’s as I do). Grab your art supplies, your kids, or the family dog and begin making something straight from the heart.

Create something special this Valentines Day!
Have you ever made homemade Valentines?

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  • Jessica

    I’m a huge fan of making my own cards. I rarely buy them because why when I have all the stuff to do it myself. I love succulents too. They are so fun and can be kept all year round. great gift!

    • That doesn’t surprise me about you one bit. You are so creative friend.

  • Bwahaha!!! I love it!! Back when we were dating Matt made me a Valentine’s Day card. πŸ™‚ It was super sweet.

    • Aawwww that IS so sweet. We have some pretty fun memories like that too.

  • I love this! Your card came out perfectly. And those succulents. LOVE! I am a sucker for succulents and I think I have 4 now in our house. But I really want one like you have here, are they called terrariums? I think so and I need to buy one or plant one. ProFlowers did awesome sending this to you!!

    • I have wanted succulents for a while now but this is the first one for me. I am just hoping I don’t kill it but I hear that is pretty hard to do. I think some in the clear glass bowls are called terrariums. They are so pretty.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    That succulent is so pretty!! I am a fan of home made cards too but as an adult I’ve gotten away from it. I do make home made ones for the kids though πŸ™‚

    • I bet they LOVE them. Homemade cards are so fun to make and to receive.

  • I wish I was that artistic! The plant is so pretty.

  • Your cards are so stinking cute! I love that you handmake them every year. And those succulents are gorgeous! I had no idea that ProFlowers did those!

    • I didn’t either! I love having plants more than I love having flowers and they had a lot of plant options!

  • I am pretty sure I need to get a succulent. I love having real plants in the house. I’m going to text you a photo of my favorite plant ever.

  • What a cute card! You have skills lady! And bonus points- it takes A LOT to kill succulents lol

    • So maybe by some miracle I wont kill this one. Thank you friend.

  • We make all our cards too…which reminds me, I need the kids to do an update.

    • So fun to hear, doesn’t surprise me on bit!

  • Heather Bramlett

    Love this post. I think I can keep just about any plant alive EXCEPT a succenlent. What’s wrong with me???

    • Lol! Well I am a plant killer. Maybe you water them too much. I read you only have to water them once a month.

  • Whitney Jordan

    That is one gorgeous plant!! I’ll have to suggest a succulent to my valentine πŸ™‚

    • Isn’t is so pretty?! Thanks Whitney. It is making my desk happier for now.

  • What a cute card and I LOVE the plant and its container!

    • Isn’t it so pretty! It is currently on my desk where I think it needs to stay.

  • This is adorable! I saw a party gift idea recently where they gave little potted succulents to the guests. So cute!

    • That is a really cute and great party gift. I have always wanted a succulent plant.

  • ahhhhh I love this!!!and I love succulents lol

  • You are adorable my friend!! I need to get some succulents.

    • I need to not kill this one :P. Thank you :*.

  • Meghan Flinn

    What a cute card! I love succulents!

    • Thanks Meghan. I do too! Hopefully I don’t kill this one!