I love making valentines. I love the Snoopy special around Valentines day and I love pink and red together. As far as the actual day, I really don’t expect much…I just love taking the time to make sparkly cards with my kids.
I am one of those moms that have her kids make their own cards. It’s not that my kids don’t like the Spiderman and Hello Kitty greetings it’s just that I don’t like buying them. Why not make our own when we make the TIME, have the glitter, glue, paper and scissors?
It’s just the convincing my son to make a valentine for a girl that becomes the battle. I was amazed that my son’s school requested that their cards not be written out to anyone specific? What?! Too bad- he is already done, with names included. Who wants a nameless valentine?
I remember as a kid my sisters and I would wake up early and decorate the kitchen before my parents would come down the stairs. They would be welcomed with streamers, balloons and breakfast. I was still young then, but the excitement of doing something for my parents still sits in my memory.
This is a valentine that I created for this year. Instead of sending out Christmas cards this year, I decided that a valentine would be our family greeting for 2006. It’s just a simple post card with cut and paste images of my kids’ heads as cherubs. Pretty fun. I was planning on “glittering them up”, but decided to stick with just the rosy cheeks for color. On the reverse side is a short blurb. I really do love sending out mail.
So, if you would like me to mail you a card, drop me an e-mail at carolshack(at)yahoo.com.
By the way, this does not apply to family- you already are getting one!