last-minute valentine’s cards and gifts

Early this morning we received an email from a friend who was about to make chocolate truffles for her Valentine, and wasn’t sure how to transport them. The email was sent in the wee hours of the morning, and we realized that for many, today means a last-minute scramble to get ready for Valentine’s day – TOMORROW. So here are some suggestions we’ve found in our morning surfing, or that we include in our personal arsenal.

We love the cut-and-fold d-i-y cards Made by Joel came up with. They are meant as a kid’s project but we think they’d make a swell grownup valentine: the template ever-inventive Joel Henriques generously included as a pdf has an appealing abstract look that is great unto itself…

We just print this image out and write a message on it:

Boesem posted a printable card and wrapping paper designed by Jurianne Matter:

printable Valentine's card and wrapping paper

For homemade valentine’s-in-the-realm-of-chocolate, we suggest our super-easy, endlessly-improvisable homemade chocolates...

Ellen Silverman

…or Dark Chocolate Cakelets with Aromatic Pepper 

…or Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

photo: tara mann

There’s still time to make Lemon-Scented Olive Oil

Here’s a few more ideas from the archives:
sending virtual flowers and b’day cakes
non-valentine’s day valentines
non-romantic d-i-y email valentines
valentine’s gift: merit badges
happy valentine’s day!

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