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Bee Mine Valentine

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I’m not usually a Valentine’s Day kind of person, but instead of thinking of it as a day to tell people I very obviously love (my husband) that I do (duh), I started to think of it as a way to tell people who I appreciate that I do.  You don’t have to shout ‘I love you’ from the mountains, but there is probably a characteristic that you love about most people who you interact with closely on a daily basis.  Your colleague?  You love that she is so passionate about your joint project.  Your neighbor?  You love that he is so kind to bring your newspaper up to your porch.

Whatever the reason, I really like this not-too-romantic way to share appreciate for those who are close. Tie the little note to something bee related like a jar of honey with a mini honey dipper and let those around know how you feel about them.

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What’s more is that I have these precious ‘Bee Mine’ cards already cued up for printing.  Just print directly onto a set of perforated business card paper from your local office supply store and you’ve got it covered!  Click here for the Printable valentine (front) and printable valentine – back.  Enjoy!

Have a SWEET Tuesday!

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26 Comments on “Bee Mine Valentine”

  1. Beth February 5, 2013 at 5:26 am #

    This is so cute! I love the play on words. :)

  2. Julia Ryan February 5, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    As usual, I love your idea! But this one is so great because it’s something sweet but not candy or chocolate. And who doesn’t use honey! It’s a great gift for adults. Love that!

    • Erin | House of Earnest February 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

      That’s what I was thinking! Maybe some homemade biscuits will be made this weekend to accompany the honey!

  3. Lauren February 5, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    So cute. I’m not much of a valentine’s day person either but this is perfect!

  4. Milynn February 5, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    So cute!!! Love simple gifts, they make such a big impact! Also I love those scissors, I think I need to get myself a pair.

  5. Caitlin February 5, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Very cute!! When I start harvesting honey from my bees this summer, I will have to try this out.

  6. Yelle February 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    These are totally cute and who doesn’t love honey?! I adore that you took the time to handwrite what you love about the person!

  7. Mandy Pellegrin // Fabric Paper Glue February 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    So freakin’ lovely…of course. And such a genius idea to use the perforated card templates!

  8. aida mollenkamp February 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    An adorable idea, Erin!

  9. Katrina February 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Holy crap, this is so cute! It makes me feel like I’m back in first grade, but in a totally good way. I love it!

  10. Irina February 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Erin
    Your DIY idea inspired me to re-create it as a wedding favor. I love the little glass jars and the honey dipper raises the cuteness factor 10x. Do you think the bigger jars would be more substantial in terms of size and presentation? I think the size you picked for the dipper is perfect and I would change the wording on the note to “Meant to bee” and on the other side our names and the wedding date. Any help on the tutorial or suggestions would be really appreciated!!! Thanks so much for writing your blog.

    • Erin | House of Earnest February 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Hi Irina,

      I am so excited that you’re using this idea for your wedding! SO cute!

      The glass jars I used are about 1.5 inches in diameter by 3″ tall. They hold about 2 oz (or 1/4 cup). You could definitely use something larger if you’d like the dipper to be more proportional. I’ve also used the 4.4 oz terrine jars like this:

      http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/foodStorage/jarsTerrines?productId=10005560&N=74177

      Other than that, I think you’ve got such a great idea going! Let me know who it turns out or send a photo!!

      • Irina March 1, 2013 at 9:53 am #

        Hi Erin
        I decided to go with containers that are slightly wider and shorter from Crate & Barrel. I think the size is comparable but they are a different shape.
        http://www.crateandbarrel.com/set-of-6-mini-spice-jars-with-clamp/s491473

        I also ordered the dippers from the website you recommended. They have the best prices (thanks for that awesome find)

        Now I need some kind of customized label or maybe a seal to go directly on the jar. And obviously the most important ingredient…the honey! I was wondering how much honey do you think I would need to fill 130 of those jars? I did a quick calculation of 4oz x 130 = 52lbs. Call me crazy, but that sounds like an awful lot. Am I adding it up wrong?

        Btw I also shared the link to this post on Wedding Wire, hope that’s ok, so others can utilize your ideas.

  11. DIa February 13, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    This is the CUTEST idea! Does anybody know where (type of store)I can find those mini honey dippers? Unfortunately, I do not have the time to order these. Help! I would really love to make a few of these.

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