Happy Valentine's Day!
We did a bit of card making on our snow day(#7.) I have a small collection of Valentine's stickers and foam shapes that I've picked up from the $1 bins at Target over the past two years. They also had small packs of plain red cards for a buck. With a few heart doilies, too, we decorated them to make our own Valentines!
My very crafty friend Hillary of My Scraps gave me this great idea: Valentine heart messages on my son's bedroom door. I used a cookie cutter to trace and cut out 14 red hearts out of construction paper and I wrote a different message to my son about what we love about him. Starting on February first, I taped one heart onto his bedroom door at night (or when I remembered!) for him to see the next day. He liked the idea so much that he asked if he could do the same thing for us! I helped him make some hearts and he scraweled some love messages onto his hearts and has been busy taping them to our bedroom and office doors. It is such a sweet idea! Thanks Hillary!
Valentine's Day has become a completely differnt holiday now that I have a child. I think it is actually more fun! I love how decorating for the month changes our home from Christmas and snowmen to warm hearts and hugs. These paper heart messages might become a new tradition for February for me. I think as my son grows older it will be a good way to comunicate happy feelings to him and show him how much we love him, in this non-verbal way.
Hope you have a fun Valentine's Day!