1. Valentine Date Night In with Guest Blogger Nicole L. from Probably Polka Dots


    Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, I am planning the ultimate date night in. And yes, you read that right…I’m planning Valentine’s Day this year.

    Ladies, we have to admit that we set our Valentine’s Day expectations a little high.

    Sometimes, they’re met or even surpassed. Other times, we’re left wondering where the disconnect was. Either way, there’s a lot of pressure on our partners to create a great date, and this year, I am taking the pressure off of my husband and preparing a date just for him:

    A Valentine’s Day Date Night In

    When I thought about what the perfect date night in would look like for my husband, I thought about a few of his favorite things, and tops of the list is a good beer. Admittedly, I am not a huge beer drinker, but for this sweet holiday, I can make an exception.

    I also knew that a great date night in couldn’t stop with beer…we had to eat, too! And that’s when it came to me: we love charcuterie platters when we go out to dinner, and while typically paired with wine, who says you can’t pair beer with cheese? Finally, we would need a little entertainment, and for that, we’ll be relying on good old Netflix (complete with candy, of course). After all, the couple that presses play together, stays together.

    an apple TV remote and some candy
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  2. How to Throw a Galentine’s Day Brunch with Guest Blogger Love Always, Audrey


    Call me a cheeseball, but I think Valentine’s Day is just the best. While I’ll celebrate love any day of the year, I think taking one day (or one month in my case) to spoil your loved ones is so, so great. Plus, my favorite color is pink, sooo…

    Who all watches Parks & Rec here? Thanks to this hilarious show, a semi-new phenomenon called Galentine’s Day has been making its rounds through women’s apartments everywhere. This holiday typically includes mimosas, some kind of sweet treat (or 7), lots of laughs, and a tooooon of pics. The best part? You don’t have to be single to partake. That’s right! As Leslie Knope said,
     

    “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

    Well, who would I be if I didn’t throw a Galentine’s Day soiree of my own? I sure did throw a party, and I’m going to show you how I did it using the vast amount of Valentine’s Day supplies Paper Source has to offer. Read on, lady loves!

    Step One: Invite your gal pals over, and have everyone bring something. Potlucks are fun! I personally made a frittata and Funfetti cupcakes. Am I the only person who prefers out-of-the-box Funfetti cupcakes to gourmet ones?

    heart shaped confetti
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  3. Gift Ideas For Those Who Deserve Something Sweet


    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Paper Source is here to help you spread the love. Find gifts for all the loved ones in your life with these three collections designed to take away the pressure of searching for the perfect gift. Choose your gift set and select which items your Valentine will love! Can’t get enough? Check out all of our gift ideas here!



    Classroom Crushes
    Stress less with our classroom collection of valentines. Complete the kit with candy and cards, and these lovable llamas are sure to steal the hearts of everyone in homeroom. Easy to make and fun for all, this kit is your one-stop shop for classroom valentines.

    Scratch and Sniff Assorted Valentine Stickers | Flip Flop Bracelets | Sweethearts Candy | Llama Love Valentines Kit | I Think You’re Sharp Pencils | | Buy them all with one click here
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  4. DIY Valentines — Sweet Without the Sugar! with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM


    a child writing in a valentine's day card

    I have to admit that I fall firmly into the camp of loving Valentine’s Day. And I love that my kids are on that bandwagon too. They love to think of kind (and often elaborate) gestures to show people dear to them how they feel. And that includes each other. Seriously.

    Now, don’t get me wrong. They spend plenty of time bickering over the most trivial things possible, but when pressed, they’d both answer that they are each other’s best friend. But because so much of the holiday is fueled by candy, I like to help them put together a sweet valentine for each other that sends the love without the sugar.
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  5. #MyPSValentine Wants You To Feel The Love!

    One of the best things about Valentine’s Day is that it gives us another reason to create handmade cards with thoughtful messages for the people we care about the most.

    From January 19th through Valentine’s Day on February 14th, tag images of how you show your love using Paper Source products with #MyPSValentine. You’ll be entered for the chance to win a spot on our social pages as well as a hand-picked prize pack!

    Every week one winner will be chosen, and there is no limit to how many times you can enter!

    For some inspiration on how you can share a little love with those who are dear to your heart, we have a few ideas for you. We’ve been busy D.I.Y.-ing Valentines with some of our prettiest new products – pick your favorite and give it a try! For even more inspiration, visit one of our stores.


    Heart of Gold:

    1. Cut a 3.75″ x 5″ panel out of Gold Glitter Wrap and mount it to a Superfine Soft White A2 folded card.
    2. Download and print the Heart of Gold PDF on Mint text paper and cut it out.
    3. Add a Gold Foil Heart Sticker and a strip of heart tape to the Mint paper.
    4. Mount the Mint paper to the card with Super Tacky Tape.
    5. Line a Mint envelope with Gold Glitter Wrap using our Envelope Liner Templates.

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  6. You are Loved Recipe

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  7. Glittery Happy Valentine Recipe

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  8. Hearts in a Jar Card Recipe

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  9. Bear with Heart on Hang Tag Recipe

    Bear with Heart on Hang Tag
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  10. Kids Hedgehog Valentine Recipe

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