Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valentines - Part 4

So, I'm sure you're wondering, "But, Lera, what about the valentines?"

This year we took a different approach to giving valentines. I decided to be the cool mom this year. Traditionally I buy boxed valentines with tattoos, stickers, etc., and let the boys duke it out who wants to give which one. But this year I thought I'd do what we've never done before. Candy. (Well, candy for the three boys in elementary school.) We picked up a few packs of Fun-Dips valentines and the boys gave those to their classmates (and soap to their teachers). Except (hello!) they were $3 for a pack of 24 at Wal-Mart. So easy. And the kids got to eat the leftovers.

And then for my girl we did something more girlie. I picked up several packs of valentines pins at Michaels one day (six for $1) and decided to make a card to go with them.

I made a little card and printed it on cardstock and all she had to do was write her name ...

and pop them into "invitation" envelopes found at Wal-Mart. Too bad they didn't have white envelopes. Just ivory.

5 comments:

Jane said...

Love Spencers Valentines. That's a terrific idea. I am so irritated by those fun dips. What's with packages of 24? So many classes have 25 kids! My class has 30. Annoying. Kids do love them tho.

hooli said...

These are so darling.

jessi said...

I loved all these Valentine posts - my favorite has to be the butter, but these pins are a close second.

Colleen said...

Love the pin idea. Just went to Michaels and bought them to use for next year...at 70% off...Nice!

Thank you so much for a great idea.

nikko said...

I'll have to remember the pin idea for next year! :o)