Sometimes there are years when we just wanna buy ready-made stuff.
Sometimes making something from scratch just sounds so exhausting. Sometimes we don’t even want to think about it let alone create it.
Sometimes all we want to do is to buy the box of Valentine’s Day cards and have our kids sign their names on them without having to get all extra fancy schmancy Pinterest-y and making personalized, individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind gifts for each kid in their class knowing all along that once they get home they are chucking that homemade gift because it didn’t contain what they really wanted…candy.
Sometimes there are years like that. Who are we kidding, there are MANY years like that.
But, every once in awhile, we get a hankering. A hankering for something homemade. Something personal. Something that tells the recipient, “I know you very well.”
So, here’s the thing. If this happens to be a year where all you are going to do for Valentine’s Day is grab those boxes of Disney character cards and a bag of those conversation hearts that taste like chalk and call it good, we won’t judge. In fact, we’ll probably be doing the same thing!
But, if it happens to be a year where you are wanting to create something homemade…personalized…individualized…customized…one-of-a-kind and maybe even a little bit fancy schmancy Pinterest-y, well, then we have some ideas for you today!
There’s a lot of pressure these days out there. We’ve read articles recently denouncing Pinterest and it’s affect on women. How it’s made us all insecure and left us feeling like we have to be perfect. We’ve also read articles challenging those first articles and basically saying, “Hey, if I want to make my own organic homemade body scrub and stencil everything in sight then I’m going to do it and you can’t stop me!”
And when it comes to these kinds of arguments we find ourselves looking to that great philosopher Bobby Brown who simply said, “It’s My Prerogative!”
You want to make homemade treats for the entire 2nd grade class all wrapped up with personalized tags on each one? Go for it!
You want to grab that cheap-o box of Valentine’s cards and call it a day? Go for it!
You want to tell your kid that Valentine’s day is being skipped over this year because of global warming? Hey, we won’t judge!
Because in the end, we all know that what matters most isn’t the love we show on this one day of the year.
It’s the love we show in a million different ways, every.single.day of the year.
Oh and the candy. It’s also about the candy. 😉