I love this season of exchanging cards and giving sweets and special gifts to our loved ones. I think my children get more cards at Valentine’s than they do before Christmas!
Valentine’s Day brings back sweet memories from when I was a kid. We’d make homemade valentines with my mom from red and pink construction paper, doilies, and markers. The night before we’d bake cookies or cupcakes with mom and then I’d haul these into school, my backpack bulging. At school, we taped our poster board envelopes that had been lovingly coloured onto the front of our desks and we walked around the classroom dropping our valentine cards into each others’ envelopes. Oh, the delicious excitement when we went to open them at the end of the day.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The stores are brimming with red and pink. Are you going to make something special or buy something from a local artisan? Either way, your loved ones will appreciate the extra thought you put into it.
If you are thinking about making or giving something unique and hand-crafted, now is the time to plan! Here are a few craft supplies, downloadable files and finished products to get you started! Valentine’s Creative Gift Suggestions will help your gift be memorable and creative. Shop local. Happy Valentines’ Day to you!
Bamalam Photography These beautiful cards made by BamalamPhotography will make your loved ones melt! Starting at US$3.85, these cards are creative and memorable.
Want to try your hand at sewing felt teddy bears? Try these downloadable patterns from Buzz and Poppy for US$8. This is a great gift for children and a fun supervised activity for children ages 10 plus.
Looking to make something? These Die Cut cats, kittensand dolls will provide hours of creativity and cute inspiration. Try Vintage Valentine Supplies at Crayon Gardens.
Mini Candy Bar Wrappers from Studio120Underground. These are a sweet treat with a one of a kind wrapper.You can find them on Etsy for only US $4.00.
Goriani makes beautiful hand-made leather wallets and accessories. Their women’s red and brown leather wallet is rugged and beautiful! There are great gift ideas for men, including leather wallets, belts and watch straps. Additionally, it is a style statement that will last!
I love these printed silk scarves from CeliaEtcetera made in Montreal from US $75. Surprise your loved one with this gorgeously soft material that will warm and brighten their day.
And lastly, if you are looking for a special keepsake for your daughter, mom, sister, or BFF our Sweetheart Collection offers you quality personalized sterling silver and Swarovksi crystals at reasonable prices. Like us at our Facebook page to keep up to date with our newest pieces and get exclusive discounts offered to our fans only!
Jewelry making is our passion. We love to design, and create one of a kind pieces for our clients. The company name Rocky Shores Designs is derived from the Canadian shield which is a strong, beautiful outcropping of rocks that has been created over millenias by ice, wind and water. Our shorelines in Northern Ontario are rocky and the water is dark and pure. It welcomes and it inspires. Take home a memory of summers North with Rocky Shores Designs.