Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pay it Forward: Free (Valentine) Download & Ideas


A while back my husband gave me the most ingenious set of coupons as a gift. Sure, coupons are an old standby but these just looked so cool! He designed them himself, put lots of thought into the actual "gifts" and has, upon every presentation, done whatever they said, no questions asked.

We have a funny little tradition to take the stress out of Valentine's day - no gifts over five dollars. The story is long but let's just say this - it is so much fun! It takes away all the hype and stress and the gifts get more comical every time. Homemade coupons definitely fall in the five dollar range.
So give these a download for your sweetie, or save them for another occasion. Download the document here (click file on the upper left, then download original) and you are all set to fill in the fields as you like and print away!

I designed a little sleeve to match so you've got it all here, a personalized coupon gift and a valentine for well under five dollars. Enjoy!

Another inexpensive Valentine gift? Well, these were one of my husband's Christmas gifts - he being a home-brewer and mustache grower:

I downloaded a variety of mustache shapes from here and here for a template and went to town with glass etching. The best part is we always know which glass is ours now!

Hope you have a wonderfully sweet holiday - with or without a date. My favorite Valentine's Day memories are with some of my best friends - so just spending it loving life!

Enjoy the download, with love from me and Mr. Em!


Krystal said...

you can etch those on glasses?? that is such a neat idea =)

LeAnna said...

I love this post! The coupons are adorable but I love that the glasses are more a gift for both of you- brilliant! Happy Valentines Day my original O.G Valentine!

Melissa@EyesBigger said...

very cute coupons tricia!

Janie | We Heart Paper said...

This is such a cute idea - and amazingly designed if I may add.