Public Relations is About Spreading the Love

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If PR had its own holiday, Valentine’s Day would be a top contender. Why? Because public relations, when done well, is about spreading the love. I regularly meet with friends from the PR industry to network and share ideas. Last Sunday, a group of us met at a favorite cafe that adjoins a trendy home design store. After the lattes, I signed up to take an art class to make gifts for people. I was enticed by the huge tables filled with natural items to make into something fabulous. Although MoonPR is not typically a DIY blog, I wanted you to walk away with a fun gift idea you can make for yourself or others, especially since Valentine’s Day is around the corner.

 

How can you resist these Valentine's cookies!

But first, how can you resist these Valentine’s cookies! From our local bakery, YUM.

 

Last year I also attended a workshop for making Valentine’s wreaths. I am back at it again. Terrain in Westport, CT offers so many cool classes. This year, I made a succulent garden. I selected a heart shaped container and filled 1/2 with Growstone, then soil, and some gravel on top for beauty. Those of you who know me are probably laughing right now because I don’t have a green thumb.

 

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I was really drawn to this heart-shaped container, of course.

 

Selecting my succulents

Selecting my succulents.

 

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Yes, my finished project. Now let’s hope I can keep these alive.

 

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The making of a wreath.

 

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Wreath making — some found better space on the floor.

 

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Embellishments for the wreath. Love the pop of yellow.

 

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My final wreath, a bit different from the one last year.

 

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How cute is this little book by Sandol Stoddard Warburg.

Happy Valentine’s Day (if you choose to celebrate it)! This year, my husband and I are going on a “cruise to nowhere” for two nights on one of the largest ships ever made. Although we won’t have a destination, going nowhere is a nice diversion from the 20 degree weather we’re experiencing in the northeast right now. It’s sort of a goofy thing to do, but I’m looking forward to going “out to sea” for relaxation, Cirque du Soleil performances and questionably good food.

 

Most images are taken with the iPhone 5s. Some are taken with the Canon EOS 5D MarkIII.

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  • Lorie

    This looks like so much fun,I want to make one !I love your blog,it is so inviting and colorful.Happy V day to an amazing talented woman .

    • Thanks so much, Lorie. I can take you to a class, you might like getting your hands dirty! Well, you do that already….

  • So pretty. I love the wreath and the heart shaped garden of succulents.

    • Hi Lynda, Oh I knew you might like this. I have no green thumb so let’s see how I do. Thanks for checking out the blog.

  • Penny Hornwood

    Sweet. Reminds me of why Valentine’s Day is one of my all time favorite holidays.
    Terrariums. Lattes. Chocolates. Handmade gifts. Such a fun and
    happy day. Enjoy the cruise to Nowhere.

    • Appreciate it, Penny! I’ll blog about this cruise to nowhere, so funny. Come up to CT for a class sometime!

  • Jacqueline Boone

    “Love” this take on PR, Nancy! And those succulents are beautiful. Keep using your bright light and enthusiasm for the world to spread the love as only you can! 🙂

    • Hi Jackie! Doing what I can to keep spreading the love while it’s grey and 20 degrees! Networking with PR pros is one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for reading …. means a lot to me.

  • Audrey Svensson

    Love the wreath! All the flowers need is a little water once in a while. Enjoy your cruise. Sounds like real fun.

    • Hi Audrey! Thank you for reading and commenting. Gosh, I wish I had an expert here daily to make sure I don’t mess up something I created. They say to water the succulents every week. So far so good! @audreysvensson:disqus

  • laura

    Love the love! Great colors! Yum with those cookies!

    • Laura, thanks a bunch! And yes dynamite cookies.

  • Terri

    Love love and love!!!

    • Hi Terri, many thanks. Happy you stopped by!

  • Nicole’ Eaddy-Mullings

    Hey Nancy, love your creativity and love you!!! Happy V-Day!!!

    • Thank you, Nicole’. Are you in the sunshine while we are having 1 degree temps?

  • Julie Berry

    You’re amazing!

    • Hi ….Thank you, and happy for your vote of confidence, @disqus_J9Czmh2j8h:disqus