Yay! The day is getting closer and closer: Valentine’s Day. I love it. All the hearts. All the love. All the pink. Weeee. Conversation hearts for some Valentine’s Day Mantle Décor madness and we’re off!
After we contemplated on using conversation hearts for our Valentine’s Day Mantle Décor for so long, we finally did it! Little sweet, sugary hearts everywhere.
There were so many different things that my wife and I chose to do ourselves for the wedding; it’s overwhelming!
This all took a lot of work for the wedding to be of utmost success. And, of course, I want to share everything with you. I can’t wait to talk about them all here on the blog, plus much needed to be talked about wedding night stories!
We love the ampersand (&). It’s more of a logogram, really. A symbol representing the conjunction word “and”. The ampersand doesn’t have its own speech sound; though we know to automatically recognize it in our mind as the word “and”. Gosh, we’re so smart.
The history behind the & is very interesting. A slave from the mid 1880s who was forced to write letters in Latin began using & to represent the word “et”, which is where the conjunction word “and” comes from.
The same ampersand seen in the pictures is from the wedding. To us, it means so much more than just and. It means her and I, forever. Estefanía & Marylex. Doesn’t that have such a nice ring to it?
We used it for the sign-in table at Cooper’s Hawk Winery. It was amazing. Corks all over the table, a Sharpie & an empty mason jar. That post will come soon enough.
Since the beginning of time, we have always talked about using conversation hearts for our Valentine’s Day Mantle Décor. Every year, we have ended up doing something else instead. We’re just not down with grabbing $6 bag of candies that we’re not going to eat. Since we’re just going to watch them dry up over the course of a month, it never seemed reasonable.
Ahhhh…my sweet Dollar Tree, fulfilling my decoration needs. We walked right into the store, hand in hand and made direct eye contact with an entire shelf full of happy bags of conversation hearts. You should’ve seen us. We were like children at a candy store. You would think we were going to eat the bags right there to the face.
What’s funny is that we really aren’t going to eat them! Ew.
Sugary garbage. They’re just so cute. We bought two bags to fill mason jars around the house, more specifically for the mantle.
Hurry and snag some bags of conversation hearts before your local Dollar Tree runs out! C’mon, I’m just kidding. Out of all the Valentine’s Day things they’ve got going this year, I highly doubt they’ll get rid of conversation hearts all together. But, you never know. So get there. Stat.