Thursday, 13 February 2014

Cute, Inexpensive, Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Idea!

 


A lot of you seem to be enjoying my Valentines Day gift idea posts so I thought I would show you another cute, inexpensive, easy present that I've made for my boyfriend this Valentines. I'm pretty sure a lot of you will have seen this idea floating around the internet and I thought it would be a cute thing to try and share with you. All you need to do this, is a pack of cards, paper and the ribbon is optional but personally I think it's a nice touch!


 The concept of this is fairly simple, obviously you write 52 reasons down, one on each card of why you love this person. The best thing about this is it doesn't have to be a boyfriend/girlfriend. I think it's really nice to show people in your life that you appreciate them every now and again so why not do it for your mum or for your best friend. For mine I actually used sticky labels and put them through the printer, I'm not entirely sure how I did it...definitely with about 6 sheets of paper and a lot of frustration but I got there in the end. Basically the computer needs you to match the type of label with the printer and it's really confusing but I ended up just randomly picking one which probably isn't the best method since I probably wasted about 80 labels (sorry Dad) but it done the job..eventually! To save that hassle or if you have neat handwriting you could always use coloured paper and glue them down or even just plain white paper! I also cut all my labels to different sizes a) because I'm lazy and not very good at cutting b) because I think it looks nicer when it's not so 'uniformed'. This is really simple to do if you love the person then obviously thinking of 52 reasons why you love them isn't difficult but in case you need a few idea's or some inspiration I have taken a few pictures of the one's I made Gary. Lets hope he doesn't decide to read my blog before Valentines Day..!!



 You can also glue in pictures that you have of each other, polaroid pictures would be ideal here but if you only have bigger pictures then put them on the computer so you can make them smaller then just print them off! I have a few throughout and one on the back of the cover page which I think is a good place to add a picture or maybe a cute note.



 Really personal one's are always the best instead of the generic 'your eyes' etc so try picking out moments you've shared or personal things about that person because it makes it more personal and more thoughtful.


I think mentioning little things they do for you will show them how much you appreciate that when they probably think it's just a small thing that goes unnoticed.





 I've also added the date we started going out on both the front and the back and stuck a little 'I love you' sticker on it just because I thought it was cute. This is obviously up to your own personal interpretation when it comes to how you personalise it! I just think it's a super cute idea and if you're a last minute person panicking because you've just remembered V-Day is tomorrow and you've not got your other half something.. then hopefully this will come in handy!


I hope you have a fabby day whether you're going out with the girls, having a pamper night in or going out with your man! 

Previous Valentines Day Posts:-
http://whatabbyloves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/kinder-egg-valentines-day-surprise.html 
http://whatabbyloves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/valentines-gifts.html



Happy Valentines Day beautiful's!
Lots of Love,
A x x x 

6 comments:

  1. Aww this is so sweet, you have some really love cute ideas which are definatly more special than a shop bought present. Hope you have a lovely day tomorow. By the way I tagged you to do my latest tag post over at http://whatbethloves.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/all-bloggers-great-and-small-tag/ xx

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    1. Thanks honey! I'll definitely be doing that hehe xx

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  2. Such a cute idea, I did a similar DIY project. I picked up paint chips from my local home improvement store and wrote things I loved about him on there. Such a cute a personal gift :) xx

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    1. That sounds like a really good idea! It really is, he loved it! xx

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  3. Aww what a lovely thing to do! You think of such sweet ideas :) xxxx

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    1. Thank you very much babygaal :-) xxxx

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