It's Kismet that a Jaunty Post Day falls on Valentine's Day, so this Birdy is making the most of it! Sending you all warm n' fuzzy thoughts of hearts, flowers and plenty of smooches and air-kisses. Valentine wishes to all you sweet darlings who visited the Jaunty Magpie today, amid the holiday rush of making sure your dinner reservations are set or a last-minute rush to find a gift for your sweetheart. Even if you're not with a Special Someone on this day, don't ignore the opportunity to reach out to a loved one -- all holidays should be a great excuse to celebrate an open heart. Yes, even Arbor Day, if the mood strikes you.

To inspire you on this J'adore-worthy Valentine's Day, here are some quotes you can jot down to impress your date tonight:

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!
- Thomas Hood

Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee.
- English saying engraved on poesy rings

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
- William Shakespeare

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

As a special treat for all you Anti-Valentine's Day folks or for those who are as much in love with the site, Handmade Ryan Gosling, as I am, here's a peek at a special Handmade Valen-RyanGosling-tine I made for a friend. We often peruse the craft supplies and say with our best Ryan Gosling voice, "Hey, Girl..." whenever we see baker's twine, glitter or a super-pack of gluesticks. Don't take the note too seriously, I still think Bradley Cooper is cute, it just sounded really funny. 

Jaunty Fine Print: graphic design by Denise Sakaki, quote by John Lennon

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