Happy February everyone! February and I have a love/hate relationship. I hate it because usually it means cold and dreary weather (though you never know in Texas). I love it because I love any holiday and February contains a particularly lovable holiday- Valentine’s day! Now I know you might think that I love Valentine’s day because I have a Valentine- but I have ALWAYS loved celebrating love in general. Everyone has someone to love!
B and I decided to be low key this year- and boy was he shocked when I told him that’s what I wanted! But since I’m in Fort Worth and he’s in Dallas, it just didn’t make sense to go nuts! We are celebrating on Friday night instead, with a nice home-cooked meal :)
However, I did want to do something special for B without breaking the bank! So I decided to show him a little love every day in February leading up to Valentine’s day. I found 14 awesome verses about love, one for each day. Some I already knew and some I googled (no shame). My favorite is probably Proverbs 15:17 because I think it is hilariously goofy and I have no idea why! Anywho, the verses are listed below:
” I have found the one who my soul loves.” -Song of Solomon 3:4
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” -Colossians 3:14
“Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.” -1 John 3:18
“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13
“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” -Romans 5:5
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
“A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.” -Proverbs 15:17
“Love prospers when fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” -Proverbs 17:9
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” -1 John 4:8
“We love because he first loved us.” -1 John 4:19
“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.'” -Genesis 2:18
“For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” -Ephesians 5:22
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” -Proverbs 31:25
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.” -Song of Solomon 1:2
After gathering my trusty craft supplies, I got to work! I used each verse as a guide for my love letter for the day. The only thing I bought was a set of 50 craft paper envelopes from Hobby Lobby for $6.99. I labeled each envelop Day 1-14 so that he would be able to know when to open them! Luckily I saw him on the 1st of February, and just left the rest of the letters with him.
I used “Handy George” font to model how to write each day. I LOVE dafont.com – I am not a huge fan of my handwriting, but I think there is something special about hand-lettering, so I have become a pro at copying fonts!
Here are a few of my final products:
Like I mentioned earlier, we are going to celebrate by making dinner together on Friday night after Valentine’s Day, so I scoured pinterest for some yummy love themed recipes, and here is what I found:
Not much of a chef?! That’s okay too! Add a cute label to y’alls favorite food:
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s day :)
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Tomorrow is Valentine’s day! Don’t forget to do something special for someone! My Valentine sent these over to Fort Worth today and I had to call the TCU post office so they would let me come get them after closing- but thank goodness I did. Aren’t they gorgeous?! What a sweetie :)