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2.09.2015

GALENTINE'S DAY + A GIVEAWAY

Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend, and I'm sure you all have a variety of plans. Maybe you're married or dating and you have some fabulous night out planned, or perhaps you prefer a chill night at home. Or maybe you're on the single train like me and you're spending the day with you best friends from college who just happen to be coming in town! Hey hey, Galentine's Day! Whatever your situation may be, I think we can all have fun on Valentine's Day by making it full of telling our friends and loved ones how much they mean to us.

As a single gal, it's meant a lot to me to be surrounded by friends on Valentine's Day in the past. A favorite Valentine's memory comes from my college years. Two of my best friends came over, we made lasagna, ate far too many chocolate chip cookies (is there such a thing as "too much" chocolate??), and watched the winter olympics together. It wasn't much and it wasn't glamorous, but it meant the most to me. In the years since then, my friends and I have always made it a priority to let each other know they are loved on Valentine's Day, especially if we can't all be together to celebrate Galentine's Day style.



One of my favorite ways to tell my friends I love them is through encouraging notes and gifts! Cardstore has these super cute "love coupon" printables. An entire sheet of free and fun coupons to use, with one that is customizable. I printed off several and made one to include in notes to several of my friends! Coffee dates, movie nights, outdoor adventures...all going to the friends who will appreciate them the most. :)




I'm sure you know lots of people who need to be told that they are loved this Valentine's Day. They need to be reminded and encouraged. So get to printing, and come up with some creative ways to shower them with kindness. And because I love ya, I'm giving you the chance to win 10 cards of your choice from Cardstore. :) Happy Monday to you!


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31 comments:

Robyn Black said...

the first valentine's my husband & i had (when we were dating) was to a pottery place where we picked out a piece & painted it. it was super fun even though we are both not great painters!

Trysmallthings said...

Spending it with my bestie a few years ago in Cancun. :)

Chelsea Ward said...

Valentine's day in Italy a few years ago was pretty dang sweet :)

Nelle Monaco said...

thank you so much for all of this- such a beautiful post! love your weekend photos and these cards are so adorable. my first valentine's day with my husband was special... it snowed in charlotte {which is rare} and was very romantic. i really appreciate all of this! you are great to work with, meg!

Elise Jay said...

A few years ago I hosted a Galentine's party - complete with cupcakes, punch and all things pink!!!

Ashley Bree Perez said...

My best VDay memory is when my husband surprised me with roses everywhere in the house! :)

Susannah said...

Well, 2 days before Valentine's Day 4 years ago Nate proposed. :-)

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Meg! These are so cute! Horray for Galentine's day! I don't remember any Valentine's days, hah! I'm hoping that this one I get some dark chocolate sea salt caramels. Mmmmhhhhh

Jenna Griffin said...

Love these!! so cute. My favorite Valentine's Day memory is from a couple of years ago when Lamar and I first got together. It was really sweet!

Brittany Houchins said...

These are so cute!! My favorite Valentine's Day memory was 2 years ago when we were seniors in high school. I was gone on a basketball tournament so I left Caleb a scavenger hunt around our school with presents that he opened on the hour, every hour! Even though we were apart, it made everything seem better :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

That is so adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Awwww. Cute. Jenna, I'm still so glad I got to meet you and Lamar. That was such a fun weekend. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hahahah. If someone gives me chocolate on Valentine's day, they will have my heart forever. ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

I'd say that's the best Valentine's ever!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh how cute!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I love that, Elisa! I'm not sure what my besties and I are doing this weekend, but I'm excited for Galentines time :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

A snowy Valentine's Day would be magical! And of course, girl! So glad to have you on the team this month! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh my. I'm slightly jealous ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh FUN! It would be really fun to plan a trip like that with my besties!

Meg McIlvaine said...

That is a fun date, Robyn! Love that.

Stacia said...

I love how Valentine's Day can just be a great day to focus on the people important to us - whether they're friends or significant others. Even after getting married, my husband and I try not to get caught up in the hype and just find a quite way where we can invest in each other instead of shouting over a crowd. These coupons are such a fun idea!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

When we tried to go to Chick-Fil-A to avoid the crowds but they were doing a huge Valentine's Day event! It was super adorable.

Heather S said...

My favorite memory is making construction paper valentines day cards in 1st grade :) <3

Natalie said...

My favorite Valentine's memory from childhood was going in to school and getting to give all my classmates valentine's. Also, one year my dad was out of town and mailed my brother and I a huge box of candy and little heart shaped toys and a movie. It was pretty great :)

Darby said...

I don't think that I really have a favorite-but I love spending time with my hubby

Meg McIlvaine said...

I was home schooled, but went to public school for kindergarten, and I still remember giving out Snow White themed Valentine's that year! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

What a sweet thing for your dad to do! Love that.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Yes! I was obsessed with that. Haha.

Meg McIlvaine said...

I heart Chick-Fil-A

Meg McIlvaine said...

YES. I love that mindset!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Well, that is always a good thing to love ;)