i don’t think Valentine’s Day is celebrated in germany like it is overwhelmingly inundated in the american culture. this is fine for me (i’m not so much a valentine’s day maniac). this does make things a little difficult though for making it lovely for the hubs. he is in fact 100% lover of corny, sentimental, and sappy gestures. i mean, he popped his foot at our wedding.
that being said, i went to the store to see what i could find. he’s not a total chick, so i knew flowers and chocolate wouldn’t be right. i was standing in the store, full of nothing really valentines-y that i could see and stuck with the quandary….how over the top do i go? this is our first married valentine’s day, so i don’t want to go too overboard. at the same time, it’s slim pickins so i know i will have to creative.
i bought some gummy bears (because he loves them) and a card, went home and looked around for some stuff in the house that i could repurpose in a practical, thrifty, and fun way. better to use what i have, right?
i had the following in my artillery:
-a black pen
-a dead lightbulb
-a Delta toiletry bag
-a card with roses on it that was blank inside
-ace’s beard cutting scissors
hmm. not sure what to do here. so i did what any woman would do. i went to pinterest and found inspiration. i sliced up the card into 4 pieces and chose 4 ideas from my Holidays board. now, he can have 4 days of cutesy fun. of course, i have to thank Delta again for saving the day, as most of my cutesy items came from there and the word play was inevitable.