As a child, I loved Valentine's Day. My mom always made it special. She would make special, decorated sugar cookies and buy us beautiful red foil, heart-shaped boxes of Sander's chocolates.
Plus, there was always the fun of going to the store and choosing Valentines for classmates, making special Valentine "mailboxes" to hold all our cards, and Valentine's Day parties at school. Perhaps you can see why Valentine's Day holds a special place in my heart. I have tried to preserve some of these special traditions with my own children over the years. Even though they are adults now, I still make sure they at least get a special Valentine card and a little gift to celebrate.
Adding to my Valentine's traditions, this year I did complete a couple of new pieces of jewelry in honor of Valentine's Day for my ArtFire shop -- my Hand-Embroidered and Beaded Heart Earrings and a Whimsical Hand-Felted Beaded Heart Pendant.
And on another Valentine's Day note, the ArtFire of Michigan Guild (of which I am a member) is adding to the holiday festivities by sponsoring a Valentine's Day Giveaway Contest! Many members of the Guild are donating wonderful items they've created. I contributed my Colors of the Heart Bracelet.
The winner of the Giveaway receives the ENTIRE collection of donated items! The Giveaway runs from January 29th through February 4th, so be sure to visit the ArtFire of Michigan Guild Blog and enter for a chance to win!
I know Valentine's Day is still two weeks away, but getting ready for it is the best part. Happy planning and Happy Valentine's Day!