I’m a guy who for Christmas and birthdays etc either has THE PERFECT PRESENT or I’ve got absolutely nothing. There is no in-between.
So, if you’re on my gift list you can either expect something that is so great that it will make you cry or….socks and an apologetic note.
And I usually fall into the latter category when it comes to Valentines Day.
V-Day, like New Years, feels like one of those “pressure holidays” (and I can never escape the suspicion that Hallmark made it up) where you’re supposed to have FUN and be ROMANTIC whether you’re feeling it or not.
So, you can imagine that when the retail stores started saying “what do you have for Valentines Day?” I said “oh you’ll see!” and thought “oh crap I’ve got zilch.”
So the pressure was on!
Hearts and cherubs and flowers aren’t my thing. And I couldn’t imagine anyone wanted Valentine Coasters so I was a little stuck.
Until I started thinking about phrases and fun signs. I was inspired by a post over at the awesome Maple and Magnolia and came up with this.
I’m a little on the fence myself. I like the basic sign but I’m not sure abut the crumbly, aged finish….