Although today chocolate is an intrinsic part of Valentines Day, it is said that it wasn't until the mid 1800's, when artfully packaged by chocolatiers like Richard Cadbury, that this confection took a starring role in this most romantic of days. Since physicians at this time believed chocolate could help ease the woe of lovesick patients, it was the perfect gift for this holiday celebrating l'amour.
Whether you purchase your favorite variety at the corner store or a gourmet confectionery, lovely packaging can add to the fun and enjoyment of this most popular and in my case, highly addictive treat.
Ironically, I've created countless candy bar covers as favors for parties and showers but never for Valentine's Day. So I thought, this year I'd add a personal touch to one of my long time favorite, albeit humble, candy bars.
I got these oversize Hershey bars at my supermarket (3 for $4.00)
Combining free clip art, photos or images from the the Graphics Fairy (a great resource), I created some wrappers with some cheeky sayings and a touch of romance.
The fun part is tailoring your designs and themes to the recipient or
Since these bars didn't come with a foil liner, I simply rewrapped in aluminum foil, before discreetly taping on new cover.
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For literary types, you can't go wrong with Shakespeare
(I have this quote on my kitchen wall)