Things can get a bit gloomy this time of year here in Central PA so I’m always thankful when Valentine’s Day rolls around. This mid-February celebration is a wonderful reminder to take a moment to let the people closest to us know how much we love and appreciate them. Love comes in so many different forms. Whether you are single or happily married or committed for 25+ years, I think this holiday is the perfect occasion to remind all of your loved ones how important they are to you. While I know chocolate is a go-to for this holiday, I’m freshening things up this year and taking inspiration from the equally romantic strawberry. Plus, I’m ready for summer, and these delicious red berries are my key to getting there – mentally, at least. I hope you enjoy this little collection of berry-goodness and find something you can whip up for that special someone in your life.
1. Fresh Strawberry Fool // 2. Strawberry Chiffon Pie // 3. Fresh Berry Napoleons // 4. Strawberry Shortbread // 5. Strawberry Meringue Pie // 6. Fresh Strawberry Bars // 7. Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries, and Jam // 8. Strawberry Souffle // 9. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cakes
Now that dessert is taken care of, there is nothing more adorable or romantic than a homemade valentine. Whether you make a beautiful card or a decorative item for your home, get out your glue gun and glitter and start crafting. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an idea or inspiration. Don’t worry though, I’ve done the work for you and picked eight fabulous and festive projects that will warm your and your loved one’s hearts this February 14.
Let us know in the comments below what fun ways you share your Valentine’s Day love this year.
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm