Sunday, 16 February 2014


Now, you may remember years ago I made comment about Valentines Day and how much I hate it. If you don't remember, you can find it here.

I may be in a relationship now, and slightly less cynical than I ever was, but I am still a bit anti-Valentines Day. So me and my boyfriend agreed to do a card and a little gift, but not go out. Seemed like an okay compromise.

So... I made him a mix-tape. Well, a mix-CD, I suppose it was.

I've never in my life made anyone a mix-tape. But it seemed like a good idea. I had been on the Not On The High Street website looking for ideas for something I could buy - I'm absolutely USELESS at boy presents. But then I saw you could BUY a mix-tape online through the site. I liked that idea but then I thought.... I can do this myself, and it'll mean more. So I did.

 It's relatively easy, just choose some songs that mean something to you both, or your relationship, buy a blank cd online, find somewhere you can download the songs from (I found a website which would let me turn youtube links into mp3s then I was able to burn them on to a CD) , make a cover and voila! Okay, not QUITE as easy as that, I did put quite a bit of work into it.... but I was proud of the finished product.

A mix-tape is a fun idea and I like the fact that it actually MEANT something.

Did you do Valentines gifts? And have you ever made anyone, or been given, a mix-tape?


Lemon Gloria said...

I love mix-tapes (and still call them that, even though they are CDs)! But what did you put on it? Let's have a list!

Chapati said...

I made a 'date jar' - decorated a jar, got some post it notes and wrote down things I thought would be nice to do together...with space for him to add his own ideas..we're moving in together soon and I thought it would be nice for us both to brain storm!

Nat said...

My hubby and I just exchange funny Valentine's cards...never made a mixed tape or been given one- maybe I'll try that sometime soon! Yours sounds fab :-)
I find Valentine's Day a bit of a commercial racket, and don't get why everyone runs about buying stuff for that day... best to surprise loved ones throughout the year with little treats :-)

Skye Fisher said...

Mix tapes are the bestt plus it introduces them to new musicc

lacochran's evil twin said...

Love the mixtape! So personal and thoughtful. And, yeah, inexpensive. But thoughtful trumps expensive in my book.