Our February Valentine’s Day weekend “Build Your Own Bookish Bouquets” may have been 15 degrees below zero, but we kept heaters blasting and our spirits high.
Valentine’s Day deservedly gets a bad rap for being commercial, capitalist, and traditionally exclusive of anything but “romance.” Stodgy old holidays like this give us a chance to think outside the box – what a great day to celebrate loving our friends and neighbors, even ourselves? This was the impetus behind the bookish bouquets: a weekend for pampering. And what better way to pamper yourself or the ones you love than to craft a gift around a new book?
Here’s a little recap of the weekend:
Bay Laurel Baking Co., Prairie Rose Desserts, Nixon and Norman, Madison County Candle Company and Kettle Black Teas all bundled up to add their treats and treasures to the day; Dainty Knotts Art and DreiBerge Coffee made the bookquets even sweeter. Justin Surrency from WHO 13 News stopped by to do a segment on building bookquets and shopping local for Valentine’s Day.