Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! This post is a day later than I’d intended but I spent yesterday getting a steroid shot in my hip (and yes, I am only 34!). All I have to say about that is OUCH! And, no, not a fun way to spend the day. So, as a result this post is a day late and most of the cards I am about to share with you are still sitting by the front door awaiting a mail drop. But, it’s the thought that counts, right?
As I mentioned in last week’s post, take it or leave it, I love Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a great excuse to remind people you care about them and of course yet another time to break out the card-making supplies. Kveller had a fantastic piece yesterday: Should Jews Celebrate Valentine’s Day?. If you want more intellectual food for thought, check it out. Today I wanted to share with you my attempt at adding a Jewish twist in this year’s homemade Valentine’s cards by incorporating some Hebrew. Now, I have to tell you, I LOVE alphabet stamps! I have too many sets to admit in writing. But, Hebrew alphabets are a totally different story than English ones and nearly impossible to find in rubber stamp form. So, I have been on the hunt for quite a while and was very pleased to luck out and get this now out of production set still shrink wrapped on eBay complete with book and packaged in a wood box.
These, along with my Teresa Collins Blingage Alphabet and some classic Valentine colors were the inspiration for my cards:
What do you think? I totally love that these could really be used for any occasion where you want to say I love you! Now I need to start thinking about Purim projects…oy!