I love Valentine's Day.
Not because it's a time when we can express our love for those we hold dear to our hearts, because we should be doing that every day...
but because it is a time dedicated to enhancing that love and making it extra special for those around us.
Preface to this post: I know that some people get irritated when ideas for a holiday come on or after the holiday, but I write my blog for the love of writing it, so I share when and however it works best in my life...which is always happening. I'm not one of those "on the ball" bloggers who can pump out holiday ideas months before the holiday, so if you're looking for that kind of blog, you've clearly come to the wrong place!
I figure you can pin these to your Pinterest boards and use them next year, or even for a gift for another occasion.
So today I wanted to share the sweet Valentine's my daughter made with a group called Activity Day Girls which is an organization in our church. The girls range from 8-11, and she loves every moment of every meeting.
So much so that every other Wednesday when they hold it, she makes me take her from gymnastics early so she can be on time. That's a pretty big deal too,
when you know how much she loves gymnastics.
The first gift they made was this little chocolate heart flower which is so sweet!
(no pun intended)
It would be so simple to make and is pretty self explanatory. Most all of the supplies would probably be something you would have on hand if you help your children with a lot of school projects.
Next, I thought this little rose was so impressive looking and turned out amazing. These are supplies I have on hand, but probably not most anyone would unless they are into floral arranging or craft a lot. However, the supplies would be somewhat inexpensive and most of them could probably be found at the dollar store.
The notebook was something my darling girl thought of all on her own.
It is a book she did get at the dollar tree and filled the pages with coupons for me. There are things like a foot rub, cleaning my room, breakfast in bed, mopping the floor, singing me a song and doing a dance.
She knows me well.
It is my favorite of all!
I love my Valentines!
Another idea I wanted to share was this wreath I made for our door. I have been wanting to make a new wreath for quite some time, but wasn't sure what I was going to use, and wanted something a little more unique than I've ever had.
So when I was at my favorite antique shop Treasures from the Heart, I found this cute Love Letter door hanging and immediately knew what I wanted to do with it.
The whole thing couldn't have been easier to put together. My friend who owns the shop said that she bought it on Etsy years ago.
It too looks like something that would be pretty simple to make.
I'm glad I didn't have to though, and truth be known,
if you are local, she has more, so you wouldn't have to either! ;)
I just slipped the gauze tie around the letter over a couple sprigs of the wreath in the back
I had myself the perfect door hanging.
At least it's perfect for me.
The last thing I wanted to share was conversation hearts in a jar.
So simple and yet so fun for the children.
They were so delighted when they came home and saw this on the already set table.
Conversation hearts take me back to when I was a little girl in 5th grade. We passed around our valentines and played games. One of them was making sentences out of conversation hearts.
It was a lot of fun.Probably mostly for me because English is my favorite subject, so I'm a bit of a nerd that way.
I just bought a bag of them and found this jar I had purchased from Wal-Mart awhile back, and poured them in.
You could really get creative with the jar, but I just liked the way it looked as is.
Well, that wraps up my Valentine ideas this year!
What kinds of things make your Valentine's extra special? Do you have any cherished memories as a child? I hope your Valentine's Day has been filled with extra special expressions of love.