Valentine's Day is one week from today! Are you ready? When I think of Valentine's Day several treats come to mind. The first are my cousin Amber's unbelievably perfect custom cookies. As a professionally trained pastry chef, with work experience at Wilton, SweetAmb's dessert decorating skills are sought after worldwide. Just last leek a batch of her cookies were featured in a Style Me Pretty Copenhagen wedding. Surprising your sweetheart with these gorgeous (and delicious) cookies will certainly make a lasting impression.
The second treat is my favorite chocolate bar. What makes it perfect for Valentine's is it's love letter styled wrapper. Chocolove chocolate bars come in an incredible array of flavors and everyone includes a love poem. I pick them up weekly at YDFM. Coffee Crunch for me and Chiles and Cherries for Oliver. And because dark chocolate is actually good for you one brick a day fits nicely into a heart healthy diet!
The final Valentine treats are actual Valentine's. Years ago, when I was freelancing at Carter's, I was caught unprepared when all the designers brought sweet little Valetine's for one another on Valentine's Day. Ever since then I've kept a small collection of vintage and collaged Valentine's on hand. I thought this year it'd be nice to get those same little valentine's out into the world by sharing them as a free download with you!
Three of the four that I've shared since 2007 have been posted to my flickr account. (Unfortunately the fourth is one of my favorites! But you can still see it here.) Click the following for: little pilot, Oh Deer! and the crazy farm animals collage. Download the option labeled "original size". Then print, cut, glitter, sign and share!