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Homemade Valentines

Updated on November 29, 2012

Make a Valentine for your Valentine!

Valentine's Day is a commercialized holiday, but I appreciate the excuse to show people that I care about them. I avoid the commercial aspect of the holiday by creating my own homemade valentines. Anyone can go to a store and pick up a card, but these handmade valentines will show your loved one that you really care.

In this lens, I will share with you homemade valentines I have made and received over the years. Hopefully these images will help inspire you to create your own valentine this year!

The title mosaic was created with Andrea Mosaic. See my lens for more information.

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Breakfast in Bed

Surprise your significant other with breakfast in bed on Valentine's Day. Don't like crumbs in your bed? Then create a vibrant breakfast that will make your loved one feel pampered and loved.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are a really romantic dessert. Make your own, place them in a tin and give them as a valentine to someone you love!

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 4-10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Strawberries
  • 1 cups Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp vegitable oil

Instructions

  1. Wash your strawberries and pat dry. Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. Put the chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate by microwaving in 30-second intervals, making sure to stir after each interval until the chocolate is smooth.
  3. One at a time, dip the strawberries into the chocolate and then place onto the wax paper sheet. Place in your refrigerator until the chocolate has set (approximately 30 min) If you run out of chocolate, melt some more with the same proportion of chocolate:oil.
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Show your love with cookies!
Show your love with cookies!

Say I love you with baked goods

A basket of cookies or a home baked cake will be received with open arms. Why not write your message on cookies out of decorative frosting? Why not shape sugar cookies so they spell out your message?

This is a simple way to show someone you care, and would make a good valentine for someone who isn't your significant other.

Items that may help you craft your homemade valentines

Construction paper, glitter, hearts... there is a lot you can do to show someone you care!

Bling up your cut-out valentine by using glitter glue to attach it to the contrasting paper.

Bling up your cut-out valentine by using glitter glue to attach it to the contrasting paper.
Bling up your cut-out valentine by using glitter glue to attach it to the contrasting paper.
Say I Love You with a Mixed Tape!
Say I Love You with a Mixed Tape!

Make a Mixed Tape

So no one listens to tapes anymore, but a mixed CD or personalized playlist are a great way to show someone you care about them. If you have been dating someone for any length of time, there will be songs that are significant to the two of you. You can make a case to put the CD in that is covered with inside jokes or other Valentine's Day related themes.

I received the following CD and homemade case (complete with some cute cats) a few years ago. I still listen to that CD!

A Tiered Heart Shape Cake. Yum!

A Tiered Heart Shape Cake.  Yum!
A Tiered Heart Shape Cake. Yum!

What do you do for your valentine?

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      tealmermaid 6 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      We don't celebrate Valentine at all, it's not that custom in my country, though I notice the shopkeepers are picking it up the last few years. Lovely lens though.

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      lilymom24 7 years ago

      We do not usually celebrate Valentines with anything other than a card but dh sure would probably appreciate some baked goodies! =)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Although it can take time and a lot of thought to purchase a gift for someone, making it will always seem more precious to me. Blessed by an Angel!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Those chocolate dipped strawberries look yummy! Good ideas here.

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      Joy Neasley 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I don't know...I am in China this year. This will be interesting.

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Great homemade gift suggestions!

      ~ Blessed by a Squid Angel >*