My handsome husband never buys me Valentine’s gifts. Which is just the way I like it. I just don’t believe in all the hyped-up commercialism of V-Day. What I do believe in, however, is love. And while I like to shower my peeps in it on any given day, I like positively saturating them on Feb 14th with little tokens to remind them that my love for them runs deeper than Dolly Parton’s cleavage.
This year I was inspired by a picture I bought ages ago from beautiful Etsy artist Golly Bard.
Jar of Love hangs in my study and I love it every bit as much as I did when I bought it 4 years ago.
So I made the baby Bettys their own little jars chockfull of love.
I also like to go totally overboard with their lunches and pack those full of love too.
Frankly, I defy anyone to tell me that anything says “I love you” more than a pink, heart-shaped lamington.
My grandmother, Betty, used to make these lamos as a treat for us when we would visit her in the school holidays. We looked forward to them like mad things.
I made this card (from this Photojojo tutorial) for my most handsome of husbands. It’s a shot from our wedding in Bali.
I love that pic however, in a startling coincidence, I do appear to be sporting horrifyingly over-sculpted eyebrows very similar to those of a certain infamous Australian who has just been released from a Balinese prison this week. Well, at least I have the excuse that it was 2001.
I hope your Valentine’s Day and life in general is brimming with that many splendoured thing.