I’m going to try to send Valentines for the first time in I don’t even know how long.  Between Michael’s and Target all of this was under $8.00: 20 pastel acid-free cards with envelopes, 20 cello bags with ties, 73 rhinestone heart and stud stickers, 16 sheets of printed 5″ x 7″ paper and 8 yards of velvet ribbon.
My high school friend Katie Sullivan, wedding planner and owner of Koru Wedding Shoppe in Hoboken also told me recently about her shopping trip to A.C. Moore for paper and embellishments for her valentines.  Katie was a creative inspiration for me; even when we were kids her room was decorated with beautiful papers and quotes, and now at Koru she has a wonderful selection of bridal gifts and accessories and can do anything from handling your invitations to planning your whole wedding!
Katie and I hope to make a run to Michael’s sometime when our schedules free up.  And it looks like I should also go to A.C. Moore: they have a membership rewards program!