img_5819.jpg  Less than a month away is a holiday that fills some with love, some with dread, and others with an ambivalent, in-between feeling: Valentine’s Day! I have fond memories of decorating shoeboxes with hearts and glitter, making a small slit where my fellow classmates could insert Valentines, but when you get older, the holiday takes on a new meaning and I find myself with that in-between feeling.  My beau and I usually keep it low-key, sometimes exchanging handmade gifts or eating dinner at home, because of course in New York, restaurants and night spots will milk you for all you’re worth on Feb. 14.  With that, if you participate in the holiday-giving, keep “handmade” in mind.  img_5882.jpg -Indie Fixx has a great Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and a fabulous Giveaway -Feeling anti-Valentine’s this year? Check out Etsy’s A Very Jaded Valentine’s Day-Don’t know what to buy for your guy? Lots of ideas in this “Men of Etsy” forum post  img_5867.jpg  And finally, I’ll be having my own little giveaway, or gift-away right here! Comment on this post from now until Feb. 1, and one commenter will receive one of the crochet cupcakes I’m selling seen here (red velvet, or chocolate-frosted). Make sure you leave some way for me to get in contact with you!  img_5721.jpg