I adore making things with my hands and what better way to show your love for somebody than by making them a gift? Whether it’s a meal, a present, a card, a poem, a song, a garden or anything at all- aren’t homemade gifts the best kinds? J and I have never really celebrated Valentine’s Day because of it’s commercialness but also because for many years we were going between France and Australia and it sort of slipped through the radar. But I think it’s sad not to celebrate a day of love just because it’s commercial, don’t you? I mean, nowadays everything is commercial, so it’s not a really good reason in my eyes. I strongly believe that we don’t celebrate love enough. When we look at the news we see negative images, we complain about the government and the system, about each other, about our lives and situations. For too long we have been taught to complain, almost as though being constantly positive and happy is too close to gloating, therefore should not be done.
I am here to remind you that celebrating our lives and those we love is a great thing and does it really matter if it’s cheesy? Life is all about the nitty gritty details and the things we feel. So tell me, how do you celebrate love?
Here is a little gift I made for J for Valentine’s Day. (He is subscribed to my posts so he may see it before Thursday. If this is the case J, please pretend you didn’t see it and act surprised Thursday!)
It was so simple- I went to a photobooth and did a strip of photos with a blank piece of paper as a sign so that I could write what I wanted on it later on to make it look like a sign. And with my amazing stamp set from Germany I printed little hearts on the photo.
On Saturday we are going to go to the Pont de Arts and put on our lock next to all the other lovers…. do you know this bridge? Here is a good image of it that gives you an idea. Oh la la, how romantic.