The most important thing with handmade Valentine cards is the fact that you have put your thoughts into it, and used your time and energy on making them. I believe that it is a much greater value than making the prettiest or most creative card of them all. The receiver will, most of the time, be very grateful for the handmade card, regardless of the result.
To figure out how you want the cards to look like, it helps to know the receivers well. That way you can create custom-made cards that suit the receiver's style or interests. It can be a minimalistic card with only written words as decoration, it can be filled with lots of colors and glitters, or you can use different textures and fabrics to decorate it. What do you feel will suit the person whom you will be giving it to? You can also find inspiration and ideas from cards you have made before, making small adjustments to make the new ones stand out from the old.
The internet is also a great place to seek new inspiration. Google Search, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and blogs are all filled with pictures and ideas for creative Valentine cards and decorations. You can browse through endless of results, and you will definitively find lots of inspiration in every style and material.
Mixing up different material is perfect for creating unique Valentine cards, and by using techniques like crochet, you have a wide range of opportunities when it comes to the design. With crochet, you can create almost anything you want and attach it to the Valentine card. Flowers, hearts, letters, words and more. When making small crochet pieces you don't need much yarn at all, you can just use leftovers you have from other creations. For Valentine's Day, some small crochet hearts would suit perfectly as decorations attach to the Valentine card. If you are not sure how to make these hearts, you can use the free receipt for a small crochet heart that I found on the website noted at the bottom of this article. These hearts are also suitable to decorate presents with. Just glue them to the paper, or use double-sided tape to attach them.
A Valentine card does not necessarily have to be a typical folded card, there are no rules to follow. Use your creativity and make something new, fun and different. It is always fun to surprise a loved one with something they did not expect. You can make Valentine decorations that work as a card or even a card holder. In the end of this article is a free pattern for a crochet heart pocket you can attach to a wine bottle or any other present. It's perfect for Valentine's Day, and you can write a loving message on a heart-shaped little card that you put into the pocket. It is easy, but also very cute and fun. You can use the same recipe to make cute crochet hearts to decorate with on a special day. You can attach them to a Valentine card, decorate the romantic dinner table, hang them up as cute decorations or use them as wine glass coasters.
Giving handmade card and decorations to your chosen Valentine will surely be gratefully received. If not, you might consider the option of finding yourself a new Valentine Date, that appreciate the effort you have put into it.