I LOVE Valentine's Day! It may be because red is my favorite color. It may be because it adds color and fun to a typically, dreary month of the year around here. It may be because after taking down all of the Christmas decorations, the house looks so sad and bare. It may be because I LOVE chocolate and this gives me an excuse to indulge. Whatever the reason, my Valentine decorations go up immediately after the Christmas ones come down so I've had these up since around January 2. I started with my outdoor decorations since I was excited to continue using my grapevine and lights from my fall porch.
Now when doing this post, I realized (sadly) that I didn't take pictures of my Christmas porch (how on earth did that happen??). But it was really pretty -- take my word for it! For Valentine's Day, I decided to keep up the white lights and just add in a few strings of red and pink, along with some red netting that I got in the Christmas clearance aisle. (I always look for lights and red decorations in Christmas clearance to add to my Valentine stash!).
I got this cute wooden "XOXO" banner in the dollar spot at Target (does anyone else have a hard time avoiding that space???). Of course this was in the "$3.00" dollar spot but a deal nonetheless I think.
I kept out the fence board section that I used in the fall (and Christmas -- which remember I didn't take any pictures of) and added this bling-y heart from Dollar Tree. The metal, heart-shaped lights were also from the Target Dollar Spot (the $3.00 spot). Now these surprised me -- the batteries last a really long time in these! In fact, we went away for a few days and I forgot to turn them off -- they were still lit!
I love being able to carry over decorations and modify them for different holidays so the porch will probably take on different colors, lights and decorations for Easter!
Happy Valentine's Day!