valentines day

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Snowed In :: Valentine's Day

Yes, Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away! Instead of just a card or candy why not something handmade and unique. Cinne of C. Banning Accessories curated her favorite Etsy finds all in white, because a Valentine gift doesn't have to be pink or red.  We hope our finds inspire your gift search and remember to #shopsmall and #buyhandmade!

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

XOXO - Found Made Modern

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Inspired By, Holiday Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day :: Chocolate

   1.  Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles  by compassionate cake  2.  Passion Fruit Caramel  by xchocol art  3.  Artisanal Chocolate Truffles  by paperhouse studio TO  4.  Vegan Dark Chocolate with Cranberries  by ethicoco  5.  Assorted Chocolate Truffles  by lushleys  6.  Cookies and Cream Truffles  by jack valley truffles  7.  Coconut Chocolate  by talk about sweet  

 

1. Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles by compassionate cake  2. Passion Fruit Caramel by xchocol art  3. Artisanal Chocolate Truffles by paperhouse studio TO  4. Vegan Dark Chocolate with Cranberries by ethicoco  5. Assorted Chocolate Truffles by lushleys  6. Cookies and Cream Truffles by jack valley truffles  7. Coconut Chocolate by talk about sweet  

Choc-co-late = Chocolate!  What more is there to say, really?  Chocolate.  I love it.  It's my secret love affair.  I could eat a whole bar if I don't institute strict rationing guidelines in advance.  Last week, I received a beautifully wrapped Valentine's Day gift from the big city of Dallas - a sweet treat from the very urban chic Madame Amber of Red Tile Studio!  She sent a box FULL of locally made, artisan chocolate and nearly put me into a coma.  (just kidding, Amber - I didn't eat it all in one sitting!!)  Handmade chocolate is simply put - AH~may~zing.  The chocolate shop Dude, Sweet Chocolate in Dallas doesn't sell on Etsy, but there are so many talented chocolate makers who make the most decadent sounding creations.  If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift that is sure to please, take my advice and go for the chocolate!  Who's with me on this one?       

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Trends

Trends :: In Love

It's no secret that here at Elite16.com, we're pretty passionate about celebrating a handmade life.  As creative artists and designers ourselves, we know from first hand experience what it means to build a business around creating something tangible from the seed of an idea.  That's why we LOVE Etsy and have our shops here where we get to connect and meet other creatives from around the world!  Elite16.com is where we get to share all the beautiful handmade and vintage items that we LOVE in a central spot - and bonus!  It makes it super easy for those of you out there who LOVE Etsy to find items which have been collected and curated with style and a modern eye.  We offer multiple ways to explore Etsy and one way is through our TRENDS page - seen up on our navigation bar (scroooool up, please!).  Each month we add a new "trend" and this month - our theme is IN LOVE!  So, go on - click on that tab and go fall IN LOVE with handmade! 

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Seasonal

Valentine's Day :: Love Letters

1.  card  by bittersweet co  2.  card  by idlewild co  3.  card  by hooray today   4.  card  by pei design   5.  card  by sea & lake  6.  card  by quill and fox  7.  card  by little low

1. card by bittersweet co  2. card by idlewild co  3. card by hooray today   4. card by pei design   5. card by sea & lake  6. card by quill and fox  7. card by little low

I don't know about you, but sometimes the best gift is a good card.  I actually love searching for the perfect card for my very close friends and loved ones. It's fun and rewarding when you find THE card. That's why for Valentine's Day especially, I always love picking out cards with fun sayings or something that's cute and to the point.  I've pulled together some of my current favorites and it was hard to narrow it down to just these seven! For additional cards, check out our Valentine's Day Gift Guide and don't forget you have less than two weeks to order your cards and gifts. 

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Holiday Gift Ideas, Gift Guides

Valentine's Day :: Heartfelt Gifts

   1. Embroidered Pink Hearts  Coin Purse  by oktak  2. Handmade Paper  Heart Card  by 88editions  3. Valentine's Day Kitchen  Tea Towel  by apple white  4. Valentine's Day All Natural Healing Balm  Gift Set  by little flower soap co  5.  Chocolate Hearts  by nicoles treats  6. Heart Pattern set of 4  Coffee Mugs  by ross lab  7. Crochet  Heart Brooch  by domatoma   

 

1. Embroidered Pink Hearts Coin Purse by oktak  2. Handmade Paper Heart Card by 88editions  3. Valentine's Day Kitchen Tea Towel by apple white  4. Valentine's Day All Natural Healing Balm Gift Set by little flower soap co  5. Chocolate Hearts by nicoles treats  6. Heart Pattern set of 4 Coffee Mugs by ross lab  7. Crochet Heart Brooch by domatoma   

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be an extravagant affair in order to let your partner know how much you love and care about them.  You can show your love in small, yet meaningful ways and really touch the heart of the one you love.  Giving the gift of handmade on Valentine's Day is such a natural fit - items made with love and care through the work of the hand!  "Made with Love" might sound cliche, but we believe that handmade directly translates when it comes to showing your love through a gift!  Now that we're officially launched into the month of February, we've taken the guesswork out of what to order through our curated Valentine's Day Gift Guide - making it that much easier to give the GIFT of LOVE this Valentine's Day! 

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Gift Guides

Valentine's Day :: For Him

   1.  Literary Quote Print  by obvious state  2.  Lion Valentine Card  by the beautiful project  3.  Moose Art Block  by red tile studio  4.  Wood Deer Box  by mmim  5.  Coffee Lover's Journal  by mi plus ed design  6.  U-Brew 1 Gallon Beer Kit  by urban brewery  7.  French Pet Lobster T-Shirt  by xenotees    

 

1. Literary Quote Print by obvious state  2. Lion Valentine Card by the beautiful project  3. Moose Art Block by red tile studio  4. Wood Deer Box by mmim  5. Coffee Lover's Journal by mi plus ed design  6. U-Brew 1 Gallon Beer Kit by urban brewery  7. French Pet Lobster T-Shirt by xenotees    

A customer recently helped me realize that Valentine's Day was just around the corner when she ordered an organizer for her husband - she made me laugh when she said she was sick of helping him find his keys and wallet all the time!  Getting your man organized is one theme to explore when buying gifts FOR HIM and there are many other cool ways to show your man how much you LOVE him.  Does your man LOVE beer?  In need of some home decor TLC?  Or just needs a new favorite t-shirt because you're sick of seeing him in the same one...everyday?  We're about to hit the 2 weeks mark until Valentine's Day and helping people find some cool handmade gifts is our specialty here at Elite16!  We put out an entire Elite16 Etsy Valentine's Day Gift Guide filled with over 150 handmade items for you to browse - and BONUS!  You can find awesome gifts FOR HIM and then casually pass it on to your man as a subtle "hint, hint" as well!        

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