Saint Valentine’s Day is a pretty big US holiday, not as big as Halloween and Christmas of course, but commercially it is a pretty big deal. Other countries around the world celebrate the holiday as well, here is a great article with a few fun facts about how the holiday is spent around the world St. Valentine’s Day.
This Sunday its both Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day here in Norway, and both days stand for love. (in Norway valentines day is more to celebrate love to you hubby or boyfriend, unlike in America where “everyone” celebrate friendship and of course. Valentinsdagen is how you say Valentine’s Day in Norway. It is celebrated on the same day February 14th and might be better explained as feast for romantic love. The Everything Is A Copy website states that “In Norway, the day is marked by a gifts, wishes, or romantic adventures of love or just a day that Norwegians want to flirt a bit with.” The day is not as big a deal in Norway as it is in many other countries around the world, but they do focus on spending more time together especially with your significant other. According to Everything Is A Copy, Norwegian women like the following for Valentinsdagen
- Breakfast in bed. Everyone likes to be pampered. Start the day at the best possible way by serving a delicious breakfast
- Surprise her with flowers. All women love flowers, no matter what they say. Three red roses to melt any heart …
- Give a card. The shops are packed full of all kinds of romantic cards in the weeks before 14 February.
- Pretend nothing. Valentine’s Day is a commercial pretext for a card, flower, hug, cake, chocolate etc.
We are pretty sure most women around the world would like any and all of these. Linda who is from Norway shares these handmade Love Cards with us today and we bet they are going to be given to someone very special.
Tools Used: Heart and Love Dies, Scissors
The Canvas Corp Stitched Cards start with a 5″x7″ kraft base and a natural canvas fabric about 4″x6″ is stitched onto the front of the card. The rough edges are exposed to give the card a very handmade look. Canvas as a craft surface is so fun to work on. You can do just about anything you can do on paper onto canvas and the results are very cool. Canvas makes the paint colors just pop. You can also stamp onto canvas, ink it, distress it, die cut it and more. Keep in mind that the canvas is 100% cotton so it will shrink a bit if you saturate it, but that actually can look very cool too.
Linda shares in her video how she created her Love Cards:
So if you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your house, city, state or country and you have a crafty side, you will so want to make a handmade card for that someone special.
To see more of Linda’s work visit her Blog and follow her on Instagram
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Creating!!!!