I’m such a softy and love love. For all of you hopeless romantics like myself, here are a few inspiring ideas for your Valentine that go beyond the box of chocolates.
Every couple has a history. They had a first date, first conversation, first meal, first house, and countless other ‘firsts’ that form the bigger picture (no pun intended) that is ‘them’. These moments have brought you together and have made you into a unique item. They are your memories - little sections in time that have become priceless along the way. I urge you this Valentine’s Day to consider these memories and honour your very special moments for the perfectly love-filled gift.
First dates are so intimidating, but when they work out fireworks happen and you want to relive the moment over and over again! What was your first date? If you went to a game or a concert, you might just have saved the stub.
Can you remember the first meal you shared with your honey? Mine was tortellini and a Z-up! We met when I was 17! Get creative with this one. Some sentimental people I know have saved napkins or fortunes from cookies or if the restaurant still exists go and grab a menu and frame it up. If you cooked at home maybe you still have the cork from the wine or champagne bottle? The memories will come flooding back!
Smells always bring you right back in time. Matt still remembers the perfume I wore when we first started dating. A custom piece with this extra special perfume bottle is beyond amazing!
Another time marker is music. Do you remember the music that was playing on your first date? The song from your first dance?
We’ve bought and sold a few houses over our time together and each place was turned into a home filled with landmark memories that we often look back on. If you’ve saved the keys from all of your homes, now is the time to frame them up to highlight each place that brought you closer together. If you don’t have the keys go for a little drive and snap some pictures of the street signs that once were part of your addresses.
Perhaps you want to highlight your engagement this Valentine's Day. Did you go on an adventure date like skiing when you popped the question and still have a memento like the tag? A picture of the ring or of the moment right after the "yes!" makes a great addition to the piece and helps tell your story.
Whatever history has brought you together, celebrate it and have the best Valentine's Day ever!
Think of how special it would be to frame up an item that you can see every day in your home to always remember the start of your 'forever after' together? This dress represents our clients' love story. It was worn when the couple knew they were going to spent the rest of their lives together!
Or opt for a simple love letter and photo of the two of you together (as leaning in the bottom of this piece) to profess your love.