Planning Ahead for Valentines Day

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Yes, I know it’s already time for another “holiday.” And while we don’t really need to do much for Valentine’s Day, I still think it’s fun to make the day a little special. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some very fun recipes and DIY projects, so keep your eyes open.

(If you’ve got one to share, consider submitting it as a guest post.)

Several deals have crossed my path recently and since deals are timely and often take time for ordering and shipping, I figured I better share them now so that you have time to plan.

Free Photo Card

Get 1 free Valentine’s Day 5×7 greeting card from Use the promo code CARD4U when you order. This is good until February 1st. We got our Christmas cards from Shutterfly and I was super impressed by the quality of the cards.

Now, I just need to mail them!

Free Personalization

Vista Print is offering six different personalized items for free, including post cards, tshirts, mugs, tote bags, flip books, and note cards. You pay the shipping and handling, which range from $4-6. I recently ordered business cards and a desktop calendar from Vistaprint and my order arrived just the way I wanted it.

Make a Photo Book

I’m on a mission to do something with our photos. So, I’ve been playing with Kodak Gallery to put together small flip books to give to as gifts. Right now — until the 30th — you can get 50% off 5×7 flip books.

Found any great Valentine deals lately?

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I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Adrienne says

    I always love the Target $1 bins for the kids. You need to get the Valentine’s Day stuff now though because it will disappear fast.

  2. Kendell says

    I’m perplexed as to what I can do to make Valentine’s Day fun and special for my 2 year old. I don’t really want to do candy and sweets and he’s not really old enough to pay attention to arts and crafts for any period of time. Any ideas would be helpful!

    • michelle says

      @Kendell, Sugar cookie viroids are great. They had Wilton heart shaped cutters at walmart for $1.88 and toddlers love putting on sprinkles! Also you said your little one wasn’t I to arts and crafts but they usually love finger painting! Get some red pink and white paint from the dollar store and make fingerpaint valentine cards for dad and grandparents!

  3. My oldest has his birthday on Valentine’s Day, so its a major blowout at our house. We have some VDay treats at breakfast, then birthday in the evening. Sliced strawberries on oatmeal or pancakes are fun (and heart shaped), without being too crazy sweet.

  4. Check out my website for the fun flip books, calendars, cards, scrapbook pages and storybooks you can create with UNLIMITED creativity! You’re limited with what you can do at other places, but not Heritage Makers.

  5. Hi everyone!

    Does anyone know where I can get a unique Valentine gift for my husband of 10 years?
    I’m tired of the same-old same-old.



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