Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A gift for your beloved

It's February and you know what that means ... time to think about Valentine's Day! Happily, it comes before Ash Wednesday this year so you can celebrate as elaborately as you'd like.

If you didn't make some of these as Christmas gifts, this might be just the idea you're looking for to show how much you appreciate him. It's handmade by you, especially for him, and sends a nice message about qualities you may appreciate in a man: chivalry, thoughtfulness, and practicality.

This post from the Art of Manliness may be just the motivation he needs to carry a handkerchief:
But the best reason to carry a handkerchief has nothing to do with you. It’s the chance to lend it to others that’s commends this practice the most. Be sure to put one in your pocket when you go see a tear-jerker movie with your girlfriend or accompany your wife to a funeral. When women are feeling vulnerable, they’ll really appreciate your offer of a soft hankie. It’s a gallant and chivalrous gesture; there’s just something comforting about it.

1 comment:

Peony Moss said...

I've been thinking about monogramming handkerchiefs ever since I read that post last December. I've started one, but it's a bit of a mess. I am new to embroidery, so I'd deepy appreciate your advice:

-- How tall should the monogram be for a man's handkerchief?

-- What stitch do you recommend for forming the monogram? The monograms in today's picture look like machine embroidery.

-- Any recommendation for fonts and colors?