If I could have a spirit holiday (you know just how people have a spirit animal), it would be Valentine's Day. Not only because it's another excuse to have sex or kiss (totally kidding, of course not) or because the occasion marks the one year anniversary of my blog, but because it is the one holiday of the year that is dedicated to LOVE. A lot of people tend to think of it as a holiday to be celebrated only by couples. Well, it is not. Being Hispanic, I grew up with the Mexican version of the holiday, which in Spanish is called: "Dia del Amor y la Amistad," so I am very accustomed to using Valentine's Day not only to celebrate the love I have for my boyfriend but also for my family and friends. Inclusively, as a tradition, my little sister and I have been each other's valentines for the past three years. <3
Anyways...last Valentine's Day, my boyfriend and I took a romantic trip to Big Bear, CA where we snowboarded and (in a very cozy manner) celebrated our love up in a tiny cabin in the snowy mountains. This year, we also planned an awesome getaway to New Orleans. However, due to some life-happens-shit we had to cancel our plans. Personally, I hate typical cliche Valentine's Day gifts like stupid chocolates in heart shaped boxes and red roses. I love the holiday for what it is supposed to mean but I hate the cliche that comes with it. Thus, I realized that it does not have to be so much about the gifts themselves, but about how unique, personalized, and special you make them. You can give someone flowers, but if it is their favorite flowers, packaged in their favorite ribbon or wrap color then it makes all the difference. It doesn't seem so ordinary anymore. So if you are not going on a super sexy trip or getaway and want some inspiration on how to turn ordinary Valentine's Day gifts into something more, the content below is for you.
My curation features some of my personal favorite bloggers and stores from Instagram as well as Pinterest. None of the photos were mine (someday they will be) so please click on the photos for links and credits. I do not wish to take credit for any of the pictures, my sole intention is to portray my inspirations. Thanks!