In 1999 my husband worked at a steel factory. Knowing how I love to decorate for the holidays. And I've never had a unique Valentine's day decoration. He and a friend of his came up with an idea. They took two steel rods heated; and bent them cane shaped. They then welded the ends together to form a heart.
Then another rod was turned into an arrow.
I then surrounded the heart with aluminum foil. Added red lights around the heart. And white around the arrow. This year I bought, some purple heart shaped garland. And wrapped that around the heart as well. Now it sparkles in the daylight.
My Christmas decorations were red and blue. I only had to take the blue off the porch's columns. I just left the red up to add, to the heart hanging on our porch.
Now if I had only bought some green.. And they had made my Shamrock like I wanted. I would be ready for St. Patricks Day! =) lol
The year after I hung my decoration. So many people saw it and remarked on it. The town council asked if a 3-D star could be made. It was, and now is lit up on top of the town's courthouse every December.
Something to add to our family tradition. My father made wooden stars for Christmas decorations in 1970. He would add lights to the stars. By drilling holes and poking a light through each hole. Carefully placing the holes around the star. So the strand of lights would work out just right. I still have everyone that he made.
And now I have my unique Valentine's Day decoration. Made of steel it can be passed down forever.....
In the photo below. A county policeman, drives by checking on the road conditions.
Happy Valentine's Day 2008!