Happy Valentine’s Day!

Regardless of your marital status, I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentine’s Day!

We keep it pretty low key here — we went to the shooting range (for real!) and then had a nice dinner to celebrate this past weekend. I wanted to do a little something special for him, especially after he had orchids (my favorite!) delivered at my office on Monday. He’s not huge on sending flowers, so it was kind of a big deal. But what do you get for a guy who doesn’t want anything on Valentine’s Day?

You make him Star Wars valentines.

Star Wars Valentines

Clockwise from the top left, we have ‘You’re the Obi Wan for me,’ ‘I wanna Leia,’ ‘Don’t close the blast doors… to your heart,’ and ‘Need someone to love? I’m-a-ya-doll-a!’ Yes, the puns are terrible, I’m aware. With the exception of the stormtrooper (saw that one on the net), the foul wordplay is all mine.

Star Wars Valentines

For the backs, I kept it simple… Leia and Han’s perfect exchange from The Empire Strikes Back. And coupons for cookies, foot rubs, and some uninterrupted ‘Clone Wars’ time. I hate that show.

Star Wars Valentines, Back

Total cost: $0! I used Word to design the valentines, then printed them on cardstock that I had on hand. They were hidden in his lunch box, with his keys, in his car, and I sent the last one to him via interoffice mail. This all may sound silly to you, but I know for a fact he enjoyed it — he hung the Obi Wan valentine in his cubicle! I’m touched.

Besides the beautiful flowers, my favorite Jedi also got me a very thoughtful gift — fabric! And *owl* fabric, no less. I’m a little obsessed with owls. Apparently he’s taken note of the ceramic hoots that have taken over our house, and got me this charm pack made up entirely of different owl prints.

Owl Fabric

I need to think of the perfect project to use them for. 🙂

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