Spread the love…

February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day has always been a pretty big deal for me since it’s also my birthday.  I’m not entirely sure how old I am and lost count years ago.  Besides a much needed weekend away, my birthday celebrations will be pretty low key this year which is fine by me.  After I take the girls out for heart shaped pizza, we’ll have a family Skype session later this evening and open our Valentine’s.  I know not everyone makes as big a deal of Valentine’s Day as we do around our house and to be honest, I might be a little heartbroken if they didn’t but it is a good reminder to show a little tenderness to those around you who make a difference in your life.  I came across the Yellow Button Studio recently and fell in love with these affectionate prints.  It’s a not too late to order one either because these would look just lovely displayed all year long.  Pretty sweet, right?

Yellow Button Studio

My girls and I made a trip to the post office last week to send off a package of chocolate and Valentines to my husband and I can’t believe that it only took 3 days to travel 5000+ kilometres!  After sending off more than 300 packages from our Birch + Bird Etsy shop, that could be a record.  For the girls, I packed their lunch boxes with a love note, a few heart-shaped cookies and chocolates which is usually forbidden.  To balance it out, I also tucked in a heart shaped hard boiled egg that I made with my new egg molds from Williams-Sonoma. If you have found yourself unprepared this Valentine’s Day and are now feeling a little guilty, I found some last minute Valentine ideas for you.  I’m a big fan of using what you have around the house and there is no need to spend a fortune, after all, it’s the thought that counts.

The Cheekiest Monkey of All : custom tea bags

Babies, Paper and Song : Valentine’s Rice Crispie Treats

Creature Comforts : cupid treat bag topper

Eat Drink Chic : DIY Valentine post it notes

Elisa McLaughlin Designs : free printable card

 emeeme : free printables

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?  Care to share?

12 comments

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2 Eleni { 02.14.12 at 12:38 am }

Happy Birthday and happy Valentine’s Rachel! Love your collection of cards here =)
Hope you have a beautiful day today! xoxo
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3 jessica { 02.14.12 at 2:11 am }

oh so sweet this pics!!
love the last one

thank you and happy valentine’s day
Jessica
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4 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 02.14.12 at 7:37 am }

happy birthday and V-day!
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5 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 02.14.12 at 8:11 am }

Happy Birthday, Rachel! Have a wonderful day!
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6 Chica, Cienna, and Cali { 02.14.12 at 11:48 am }

Happy B’day and Valentine’s day to you…..what a beautiful blog you have here….we just discovered it and had to wish you……….rest assured, we intend to be a regular here :)
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7 Rachel from Birch + Bird { 02.14.12 at 3:02 pm }

Thank you so much, everyone! The sun decided to come out and so far, it’s been a fairly relaxing day all things considered. :)
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8 Angie { 02.14.12 at 3:07 pm }

Happy birthday Rachel!! Did you get the egg mold locally or online? They’re a great idea.

9 Kevi Zupancic { 02.14.12 at 5:27 pm }

Happy Birthday Rachel! Hope your day was wonderful!
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10 Rachel from Birch + Bird { 02.14.12 at 8:31 pm }

I bought a set of four at Williams-Sonoma on the weekend and came across another bunny mold at the MCC today! They are pretty easy to use and the girls thought they were fun. :)
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11 Rachel from Birch + Bird { 02.14.12 at 8:31 pm }

Thanks, Kevi! :)
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12 Kit Lang { 02.14.12 at 10:41 pm }

well happy (belated) birthday then! :) Oh wait – it’s still the 14th on the West Coast! :)

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