Saturday, January 24, 2015

Red Gifts and Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day

Plush Valentine Owl in handmade crochet
Plush Valentine Owl
Our favorite February holiday ~ Valentine's Day ~ is just around the corner. Time to  look at  some romantic ideas and red gift choices for that special someone in your life.

A red owl handmade in crochet makes a cute gift for your sweetheart.   Standing just 7-1/2 inches tall, she is a cuddly stuffed animal for a favorite girl.  Valentine owl is available in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet Crafts.

Handmade Happiness in Red Plush

Plush Penguin in Valentine Colors of Red & Pink
Valentine Plush Penguin
Handmade red plush animals are fun gifts for your special Valentine. 

This plush penguin in Valentine colors of red and pink will win her heart. Round and cuddly, your special someone will love this sweetheart penguin.


Perhaps a Lady Bug is your choice for a red plush gift.

Handmade Ladybug Stuffie
Plush Ladybug in Crochet
Lady Bugs are a symbol of good luck and happiness, making a lady Bug plushie a happy gift to that special lady in your life.




Valentine Octopus in Plush
Handmade Valentine Baby Octopus
Red and Pink, along with white, are traditional Valentine's Day colors. Red is a symbol for passion and deep love. Pink stands for affection, sweetness and understanding and is a combination of red and white.  

Here's a cute little crocheted octopus in these Valentine colors that at just 2" x 6" is the perfect size for a bow topper on your gift to your favorite Valentine. 



A Sweet and Romantic Card



Paper Quilled Heart Card
Paper Quilled Heart Card


Top off your Valentine gift with a beautiful card.  This romantic and beautiful handmade fabric greeting card has hand rolled miniature pink paper quilled roses, and a handmade pale pink lace bow hand stitched to the burlap hessian background.

Pink leaves enhanced with tiny seed pearls adds to the elegance of this greeting card design. created by Enchanted Quilling, a talented Australian designer on Etsy.



Symbols of Love

Image Source: Pixabay

If anyone has ever wondered how the heart became the symbol of love, and such burning questions such as 'why is the heart red', here's a light-hearted (yes, that's an intended pun) imagined conversation between Dr. Sheldon Cherry and a 2,000-year-old cardiologist.



Valentine's Day and Romance Go Together

 

For a list of romantic movies, books, songs and sweet stories perfect for Valentine's Day, check out these wonderful suggestions from many of the reviewers here on Review This in our ROMANCE section.


Valentine's Day is a Favorite Chocolate Holiday


As Lucy Van Pelt of Peanuts once wisely said “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”  And no one at Review This knows more about chocolate than our own Susan Kennedy. Check out lots of her chocolate recipes and stories perfect for this chocolate holiday.


Have a Happy Valentine's Day


So, Happy Valentine's Day to you from the Peanuts gang and all of us at Review This





(c) Wednesday Elf. Article written on 1/24/2015.  Updated on 1/29/2017




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4 comments:

  1. What a really fun post! I always love your crochet animals Elf and they would make adorable gifts for Valentine's Day. You know, I never really considered the whys and wherefores of the heart symbol. That was a fun, lighthearted interview to read. Plus, that card you shared is truly beautiful. I know several people who would prefer the Eiffel Tower and Paris. My own daughter would have loved a honeymoon in Paris. I suspect they will get there one day for a belated honeymoon. In the meantime, I am going to "kindly" show that card to her precious husband, but we won't tell her :)

    Headed for my morning dose of coffee and chocolate! This was a great way to start my day. Thank you!

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    1. Mmmm, coffee and chocolate! Now THAT'S the way to begin the day! Glad you enjoyed my red plush animals for a Valentine gift suggestion.

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  2. Oh, yes, Valentine's Day and delightful red gift ideas! Perfect combination. Your plush ladybug is adorable! Now that's a cute symbol of love for this romantic holiday. And, thanks for sharing my chocolate posts! There just can never be enough chocolate in the world.

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    1. A world without chocolate would be dull indeed, Susan. Tickled you liked my plush ladybug. It was interesting to me to learn that ladybugs are symbols of happiness and good luck.

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