I’m so excited about this idea for Valentine’s Day! To generate a love poem, you go to www.festisite.com, type in your text, and click Layout Text. Some computer magic happens and a heart-shaped image made from your text appears. How cool is that?
I made one for Tim using the last few stanzas of “Anniversary Song” by the Cowboy Junkies. My lovely aunt Joan read the lyrics at our wedding and, thank you Lord, I still feel the same way 18 years later. I’ll glue the heart onto some red card stock, fold it into a card, write some sweet nothings inside, and tuck it under his coffee on Valentine’s Day.
I’d like to make these for the kids, too, but I want to think for a bit about which poems or song lyrics truly capture how I feel about them. Or maybe I’ll write my own.
Do you have a favorite poem or song lyric or quotation that you’d make into a heart? How about this quote from Sleepless in Seattle?
[ Here’s what Tim’s heart says:
Have you ever seen a sight as beautiful
As a face in a crowd of people
That lights up just for you?
Have you ever felt more fresh or wonderful
As when you wake
By the side of that boy or girl
Who has pledged their love to you?
Well I have known all these things
And the joys that they can bring
And now every morning there’s a cup of coffee
And I wear your ring. ]