When I was a kid the giant Valentine candy box was the best thing ever. Its an icon that even shows up in cartoons as a symbol of smittenness. If someone was lucky enough to get one in real life it was proof they were loved.
My husband must've had the same insight because one year he bought me the big box of chocolates from Godiva and started a collection. I can't find the photo of that right now and we don't put them out until February 1st. There isn't a box for each year, mind you, sometimes I just ask him to pick one to refill.
This year I'm working on making my own. There's something very poetic about learning build your own heart-shaped box. Makes me want to sing.
Forever in debt to your priceless advice.
Or something like that. There is a lot of paper in my studio and sometimes it needs to go 3-D instead of being made into flat art. They're small but they're turning out pretty nice.
What do we call this process? Its not quite decoupage. Its not paper maché. Paper lamination?
I wish I had a metal heart.
Maybe next year I'll learn to weld.