This holiday has the reputation of being all about schmaltzy drug store boxes of chocolate, traditional red roses, and stuffy prix fix dinners at overpriced restaurants. It shouldn't be this way! When I was small, my friends and I would start making valentines the day after Christmas (no store bought cards at my house!). Every year we go over to my parent's house for homemade (sometimes heart-shaped) pizza, and I began baking cupcakes a few years ago to bring into the office for my co-workers. For me, it's all about creating my own fun and making someone's day a bit brighter. I also love any excuse to pair pink and red together!
Here is a little round up of Valentine's Day inspiration from around the web, and if this doesn't get you somewhat excited for Feburary 14th, I just don't know what will!
Image from Bella Eats
This is the cupcake recipe that I am going to try. Sounds divine, right? via Bella Eats
Images from Rifle Paper Co.
I adore everything from Rifle Paper Co., but these festive cards are especially cute.
Image from Barnes and Noble
Image from Just A Few Prints
This is such a wonderful print by Paul Octavious, which is a heart made from 51 books about love. I desperately want one to hang in my house. via Swissmiss
Image from Sprinkle Bakes
And then, I stumbled upon this recipe for Red Wine Lollipops. What?! I need to make these, as they sound like the perfect holiday treat. via Sprinkle Bakes