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Keeping it simple on Valentine’s Day
Business, Families


Keeping it simple on Valentine’s Day



Saco,ME, January 25, 2011 - - Exchanging gifts with loved ones is always a heart-warming moment.  Choosing the perfect gifts and watching the expressions on their faces is one of life’s great pleasures.  This is especially true on Valentine’s Day, when the gift you give expresses the love you feel for that person. 


Struggling to find that perfect gift, however, can replace those heartwarming feelings with frustration. 


One way to express your affection AND alleviate your frustration is to keep your gift-giving simple and personal.  Valentine’s Day isn’t about extravagant displays of affection, but those from the heart.  With most people still struggling financially, individuals are seeking ways to show their love, but stay within a budget. 


A hand-made gift is the ideal way to do this.  Your loved ones will appreciate it more than a commercially purchased gift; and, they are more likely to keep these gifts because of their sentimental value. 


Whether the gift is meant to be romantic or a heartfelt gift for anyone you love, everyone appreciates a sign of affection.  A grandparent would love to receive a photo in a hand-made frame with your photo or scrapbook page inside.  And a teacher would cherish a memory box to hold photos and mementos from this school year


Tara Travis is a local craftsperson in the Saco area who works with residents, both one-on-one and in groups, to help them craft ideal gifts for their loved ones. 


“Everyone is looking for the perfect gift for that special someone.”, says Travis, “What is more perfect than a piece of yourself?  That is what goes into any handmade present.  They don't have to be elaborate-a photo frame with a scrapbook page featuring your favorite picture of the two of you (or your family). That is one of my favorite ways to let someone know how much they mean to me!”


Five fantastic hand-made gifts Tara recommends for Valentine’s Day are:


  1. cards
  2. scrapbooks/scrapbook pages
  3. journals
  4. picture frames
  5. memory boxes 


To view some creative gifts for your family and friends, visit Tara’s website,


Tara is also available for media interviews to discuss the trend of handmade Valentine’s Day gifts.  Please use the contact information provided


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Liz Sanpietro

SIMB PR Public Relations


Business, Families