Valentine Marquees

So obviously this is a little late in the game for this year, but I wanted to share my Valentine’s Day marquees anyway.  If you want to make some, you could always plan ahead for next year, or if you aren’t unexpectedly snowed in like we are at the moment you could make a quick trip to Michael’s and make an impromptu Valentine’s Day decoration.  On a side note, speaking of impromptu, seriously – what’s with this snow?  Come on weather people!  Get it together!  This morning they said we would be expecting one inch of snow starting at about 2:00 pm.  I checked again when the snow started in earnest at about 12:30pm and suddenly they were saying we will get 3-5 inches instead.  That seems like a big change, right??  Also, I don’t understand how the county south of us has a “Winter Weather Advisory” and is supposed to get only 1-3 inches of snow but we don’t have any sort of advisories.  Sigh.  I guess I’m still bitter after the dusting of snow we were supposed to get 2 years ago on Valentine’s Day turned into something like 9 inches.

But back to the marquees.  As with my other marquee decorations, I got arrow and heart shapes from the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love brand at Michael’s.  I painted the outsides metallic silver and cut red glitter paper using the templates provided for the insides.  Then I put the light covers and lights in and that was it.

Short and sweet – but now it’s time for me to start working on our family Valentine’s Day celebration.  We always stay in for dinner on Valentine’s Day – a tradition we started due in part to the fact that there is usually some sort of snowy weather that makes going out a miserable option.  My friend Sara is right – there always seems to be snow on Valentine’s Day  – whether or not the weather forecast knows it.

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