With a predominately female staff here at Canvas Press, I thought it would be easy to get a flood of ideas for my Valentine's post. As I posed the following questions to my co-workers "What do you want for Valentine's Day?" and "What do you not want for Valentine's Day?" the no-no's were blurted out so quickly, a one-at-a-time policy had to be enforced. It was much harder to pin down what the Canvas Press ladies wanted on this heart-shaped day. For the first time, I understood why our boyfriends could be confused.
Give me More:
My co-worker Renee summed up what matters to women by beaming about her boyfriend wrapping her holiday gifts in lavender paper, her favorite color. She smiled as she described each color-coordinated, perfectly-tied ribbon. So does this mean all you need to do is buy your lady's favorite colored wrapping? Or does it mean the gift inside is pointless (I still have no idea what the gift was)?
No. It means pay attention and take time to plan your gift. Renee's boyfriend listened to her and then planned the details accordingly. Think about dinner. Do not simply reserve a table at a nice eatery but rather take the time to make dinner with her dietary concerns in mind. If she is a diabetic, make sugar-free peach cobbler. For an organic palate, use local ingredients grown sans fertilizer. Grilled salmon makes a nice main course for those weight conscious ladies.
With these findings in mind, I have listed heart-shaped canvas printing ideas are below.
Canvas prints can be sweetened with acrylic paint or clear embellishing gel. These items are available at your local craft stores such as Michael's or Hobby Lobby (our artist suggests a 2" brush when applying embellishing gel to most canvases). With a few strokes, the canvas becomes a gift you took part in making the ultimate in attention and time.