Say “I Love You” With Seeds

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Let your love GROW!

Sweets and cut flowers are temporary, but seeds are a gift that keeps giving. Valentines with green thumbs are sure to appreciate these creative and thoughtful gifts.

1) A Valentine Box of Seeds

To create this valentine, I simply purchased a heart-shaped box of candy, replacing the sweets with seeds. I drew a nice little map that identified the seeds in each section, and glued it to the inner lid.



2) Create Seed Paper Cards, from Garden Therapy

3) Seed Bottle Valentines, from Birds and Blooms

4) Seed-Starter Valentines, from Martha Stewart

5) Seed Packet Valentines, from Arts and Crackers

6) Seed Bomb Valentines, from elSage Designs

7) Burlap-Wrapped Seed Packet Valentines, from ABCs & Garden Peas

8) Adopt a Seed in someone’s honor, from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

9) Send a Valentine’s Gift Basket of Seeds, from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

10) Purchase seeds referencing “Valentines” or “Love” and gift them in a pretty planting container or card.


What about you? Do you have other Valentine-themed seed gifts to share?



  1. Alyssa Darby

    February 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Love these! We are big on giving non-candy Valentines. Thank you for featuring my Seed Packet Valentines! -Arts & Crackers

  2. Anne

    February 6, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    THANK YOU! I really enjoy all of your posts. You are inspiring us!!!!

  3. Juanita Herrington

    February 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Waaay back, when I was an elementary room mother, I gave kids packets of marigold seeds for either Valentine’s or Easter. I remember the strange looks I got from other mothers, but I realize now I was ahead of my time! Thanks, Cathy for all the wonderful work you do.

    • Cathy

      February 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      I thought of you when I wrote this post, as you introduced me to “Love In A Puff.” Yep, you’re ahead of the time!

  4. Traci Tackett

    February 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I HAVE to do a seed valentine for my students this year! They will LOVE it!! Thanks for the great idea!!

  5. brandoncoppin

    February 6, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Yes!! After you eat all of the chocolates, that is 😉

  6. Texan

    February 6, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Such fun! The heart candy box full of seeds, a gardeners valentine dream box for sure!

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  11. Jen Bee

    February 6, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Can you share the map, please? =D

    • Cathy

      February 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Sorry… this is a post from last year, and I didn’t take a picture before giving it away. Is there a particular seed you would like identified? I’ve got a good memory. 🙂

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