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Craft Time: 5 Heart-Shaped DIYs

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect time to get crafty. Once you’re done folding and gluing and glittering your valentines (or, you know, buying them on Etsy), keep your crafting momentum going with another lovey-dovey project. Here are 5 adorable–and easy!–heart-shaped DIYs…

Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: French Dinner À Deux

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How to arrange the perfect romantic dinner at home. Read More »
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Stop Hating V-Day
How one woman stopped hating Valentine's Day. Read More »

Who does love better than the French? (Well, we’re guessing, you.) Channel Parisian romance this Saint-Valentin day. Get all the details, after the jump! Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How I Stopped Hating Valentine’s Day

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V-day Not So Bad
John DeVore tells us why Valentine's Day is not so bad. Read More »
Skipping V-Day?
Here are some ways to avoid the holiday altogether. Read More »

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was fun. I went to the stationery store with my Mom, picked out a box of perforated Smurf Valentines, and sat in front of the TV with a copy of my class list, making sure to include everyone as I wrote out my cards. I decorated a brown paper lunch bag with stickers and glitter, and carefully wrote my name in cursive with a red Magic Marker. The next day, I taped the bag to the side of my desk, and walked around the room depositing cards in everyone else’s bags. In return, I received cards from everyone else. All was fair in love and Valentine’s Day until 6th grade.

Then everything fell apart.

In 6th grade, my crush Josh* asked me to go to the Valentine’s Dance with him, which basically meant that I was his girlfriend. This being my first boyfriend, and for Valentine’s Day no less, I took it very seriously. After a class trip to the library to learn about the Dewey Decimal System, we stopped at the mall for lunch. I headed to a gift shop and studied the Valentine’s Day cards, finally selecting one that looked like a personal ad. For my boyfriend. Keep reading »

15 Ways To Avoid Valentine’s Day This Year

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Single & Lovin' It!
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History Of V-Day
All about the day honoring Saint Valentine. Read More »

If you are a single on Valentine’s Day—you basically have two options. You can embrace the day and make it your own. Or you can boycott. We support both options. If you choose the latter, it might not be as hard as you think. After the jump, 15 easy ways to completely opt out of Valentine’s Day this year. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Heart Light City

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and whether you’ve got a boo or not, it’s clear you’re about to be inundated with tons of hearts and flowers. So why not beat the holiday at its own game and don a heart-covered sweater or bangle? V-Day, you’re about to get served.

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Cheeky Valentine’s Day Cards

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Want to give a Valentine’s Day card to your partner, lover, or BFF, but aren’t really into the Hallmark vibe? If irreverent and sarcastic expressions of love are more your speed, Etsy cardmakers have got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite naughty, funny, nerdy, and totally random Valentine’s Day cards…

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