As mentioned in the "ABOUT" section, I love to decorate for any and all holidays! Some may say that Valentine's Day is not a holiday, however it is a long weekend here in Canada with Family Day tomorrow Monday February 15th, so February 14th certainly feels more like a holiday this year. Typically my décor becomes very neutral following Christmas with lots of whites, golds and greys for the winter months. Valentine's Day is a great excuse to add pops of colour and fresh flowers around the house. I purchased these flowers from the grocery store for 3 for $20 and arranged them to my liking using vases I already had. My boyfriend was thrilled that I bought MYSELF flowers, HA!
The cursive "Love" sign from years ago comes out to play for V-Day!
I have picked up items over the years from the dollar store to add to my Valentine's décor. This year's purchase included the adorable heart paper straws for the bar top. I also search for free prints online to frame and place around the house for added festive touches.
And decorating with Valentine's candy like cinnamon hearts and sweethears is a must, before it is gobbled up!
I made my first pom-pom garland for the mantle and I will be posting the tutorial if you are interested in making your own.
Some may think it's silly to celebrate Valentine's Day and I agree it is very commercial. But it is nice to look forward to something during the cold, winter months. My boyfriend and I have gone to a concert or away for the weekend in previous years. Or we will keep it simple and order in Chinese or go out for a nice dinner. We also don't do gifts more than a card and maybe some chocolate. How do you spend your Valentines?
Happy love & family weekend!