And with it... encouragement cards, time with my honey, chocolatey recipes, and crafts with the kiddos.
Here are some of my recent cards that I made in RI with my mom. (Not necessarily Valentiney, but oh well.) I ADORE handcrafting stuff in her studio - endless supplies, creativity, organic blackberry tea, and late night talks. The best.
Anyway, instead of hitting Hallmark for Valentine's Day, maybe consider making your own cards or supporting a local artist. My mom's neighbor (and our friend) is a fabulous designer who has been featured in numerous card/scrapbooking magazines. Check out some great card designs here.
She's also got a sweet little Etsy shop. Enjoy!