Year of the Dog Celebrations & Puppy Love Valentines Day Cards

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#Gucci for the Year of the Dog >> If you are as obsessed with these these photos as we are be sure to check out the artist's new book Petra Collins: Coming of Age)

Year of the Dog Celebrations

The Chinese New Year celebration of The Year of the Dog begins in just under a month. Yes, we have had our Chinese New Year cards up for a while now but until today never really focused on the fact that this is the year of the DOG! We love, ok we are obsessed with, anything and everything having to do with dogs! So not surprisingly, we cannot get enough of Gucci's Year of the Dog Instagram campaign. The featured photos by Petra Collins inspired us to create our own year of the dog campaign focusing on puppy love. Continue Reading →

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids!

Free Children's Valentine's Day Cards

Through Valentine's Day, Frecklebox is offering FREE printables (and customizable) Valentine's Day cards for kids in addition to their FREE coloring pages, which they offer year round.

These cards are great for kids to bring to school, give to friends or decorate for family members. Kids can personalize, download, print and get creative! This is a great way to get your kids involved in the holiday while also prying them away from the TV and video came consul.

These are just two of the adorable cards to choose from.  Click here for the “I'm wild about you” or the ” You're out of this world” or pick from any of the other fabulous cards.

Happy Valentine's Day >> Party Hearty! 

Nicholas Sparks Advice on How to Write Valentine’s Day One Liners

Nicholas Sparks Advice on How to Write Valentine's Day One Liners

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Who tells a love story better than Nicolas Sparks?  He is the ultimate go to for tear jerking stories of never ending love and devotion. There isn't anybody we would trust more when it comes to love one liners so we had to share this article from Shutterfly with you in the spirit of Valentines Day and love.

Nicholas Sparks’s Four S’s of Writing a Valentine’s Day One-Liner

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Nicholas Sparks is the bestselling author of 18 novels. Eight of his books — Message in a Bottle, a Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One and Safe Haven — have been made into movies. Here are his tips for writing the perfect one-liner

Keep it STRONG

Be committed. Your line must convey love, and convey it in no uncertain terms. Stay away from language that is open for interpretation or that leaves room for doubt—avoid words like “might” and “maybe.”

Keep it SINCERE

Think about love as a very real, personal thing between you and the person you love. Find inspiration from your relationship. What does this love mean to you?

Keep it SIMPLE

Your goal is to convey your feelings—not your intelligence. Don’t be too wordy, and if you’re going to use metaphor, pick one; it’s better to have one metaphor that says it all than a number of metaphors that each fall short in their own way.

Keep it SHORT

Do not hide your message in an endless parade of phrases, words, and descriptions. Part of what makes the phrase “I love you” so powerful is that it evokes such a powerful emotion in so few words.

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Valentines Day Card from Tiny Prints

Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day Cards, Love Nest Signature White Valentine's Day Greeting Cards

Valentines Day Cards

The quest for the perfect Valentines Day cards  … here are a few of our favorites.

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