Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

You might think I am weird.

But I love those little class parties my kids have! Valentine's Day is probably my favorite class party because I love making homemade Valentines Day cards.  My son, The Boy, is all grown up and no longer has class parties. {insert sad face here!} However, my daughter, The Short Chic, started preschool this year {insert a large smiley face here!} I get to start all over again!!

The Valentine's Day party is next week. The only stipulation is that The Short Chic has to try and write her name by herself on the Valentine.

I started off with these cute, Made in the USA, plastic shovels and wrote a cute little Valentine's message on it.  Then I added a bag of candy, taped it to the shovel.

The last detail was the little stipulation that The Short Chic had to write her own name on the Valentine. I cut a 2x6 piece of cardstock and let her practice away. Here is her best attempt:

How stinking cute is that! She told me that everyone is going to love her Valentine's the Best!

And that melted MY heart!

For another great Homemade Valentine's Day card, check out the one's I made last year for my coworkers


  1. These are AWESOME!!! Totally impressed and LOVE THEM!!!

  2. These are great!! I super great reason to stock up on sand shovels with the summer clearances :) I am going to have to remember this for next year!!!!