February Love Greeting
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February Love Greeting

Give your sweetheart a daily love message during the month of February with this easy project.

Heartfelt Sentiments


Send a sweet message.

This Valentine's Day, dish up some sweet sentiments with these message-filled hearts.

Inside each decorated clear plastic heart are 28 capsules, each containing a heartfelt sentiment to be read one per day for the month of February.

We've included messages you can photocopy on colored paper, or you can personalize your heart with your own thoughts or favorite quotes.

What You Need:

  • Colored paper
  • 28 1/4-inch-wide heart stickers
  • 28 3/4-inch-long gelatin capsules
  • 1 clear plastic heart
  • Round toothpick
  • Assorted colored curling ribbon
  • 3-inch piece of fine white wire

Instructions:

1. Photocopy love messages (see next page) on colored paper.

2. Separate the messages by cutting on the lines. If handwriting messages, cut strips no wider than 3/4 inch.

3. Wrap each message around toothpick, forming a small cylinder. Use heart sticker to seal outside edge of each message.

4. Slide message off toothpick; place inside capsule. Place capsules inside plastic heart.

5. Use curling ribbon to make bows to trim heart; attach with fine wire. Or, use a hot-glue gun to attach the trim.

The Messages

Here are the messages that go inside the capsules. You can download a PDF file with the messages nicely arranged, print them out on this page, or copy the text from this page and paste it into your favorite word-processing program. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

 

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best of a good man's life. -- William Wordsworth

Love one another, but make no bond of love; Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your soul. -- Kahlil Gibran

Juliet: My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. -- William Shakespeare

Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity. -- 1 John 3:18

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love. -- Meister Eckehart

Love is fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand. -- Mother Teresa

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. -- 1 Corinthians 13

The only way to speak the truth is to speak lovingly. -- Henry David Thoreau

And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony. -- William Shakespeare

Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. -- Saint Bernard

I love thee with the breath Smiles, tears, of all my life! -- and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Familiar acts are beautiful through love. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Loving means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all. -- G. K. Chesterton

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, Do good to them that hate you. -- The Gospel of St. Matthew

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, Attempts what is above its strength. -- Thomas a Kempis

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. -- Leo Tolstoy

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. -- Thorton Wilder

Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove. -- Christopher Marlowe

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine. -- Ben Johnson

But true love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning; Never sick, never dead, From itself never turning. -- Anonymous

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