MSP Valentine’s Day Gift Idea #1: StoryPeople Print

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. And though it’s been a while since I’ve made gift suggestions, I always hear such good things from readers who end up buying the gifts that I thought I should do it again.

As I’ve recommended time and again, I think StoryPeople prints (or sculptures, books, etc) are a wonderful way to go. A few of my favorite love-themed ones:

Making Room

In case you can’t read the small font (the real print is much larger and clearer, of course), it says:

“When I first met him, I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there’d be room for him to stay.”
Find it on the StoryPeople site (there is also a version about a woman).

Another one I like is Just Friends. 


That story reads:

“I saw them standing there pretending to be just friends, when all the time in the world could not pry them apart.”

Find it, or another story that speaks to you, here.  A third choice is Hard to Forget. 


This story, available on StoryPeople, reads:

“I was waiting for such a long time, she said. I thought you forgot. It’s hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.”

Love these stories. As many of you know, I’ve been a Brian Andreas/Story People admirer (and collector) for years. Two of my favorite pieces of art at home are by him and I’ve been so happy to hear from a number of you who have discovered Brian’s work through MSP,  as I feel his work is imbued with love and an appreciation of life and family. Given how much I adore Brian’s work, I was particularly honored to publish my first children’s book with my his new-ish press. It’s called The I Love You More Book – and it’s for children of all ages, including adult boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and secret crushes. The I Love You More Book is available on as well as through Amazon and your favorite local independent bookstore.

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Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at