February 15, 2013 in Crafts, Traditions, Valentine's Day - 2 Comments

When I was growing up, my mom always made homemade Valentines with us.

I’ve wanted to continue the tradition because a) I like how meaningful it is b) it creates lasting memories (I still remember the year confetti was placed in each individual card, and the first time my mom let me use her embossing gun) and c) I obviously enjoy projects like this. Maybe since I have all boys they won’t want to make Valentines with me forever, but I’m soaking up their enthusiasm while they’re still young and willing to help.

We settled on monster pencils this year. I can’t take credit for the idea (thanks Pinterest for guiding me here), but we had to add our own tags and washi tape of course.

Blake diligently signed each one.

We also carried out our tradition of making jello hearts. The jello boxes sat in our pantry for over a week taunting the boys. So, they were pretty elated when Valentine’s Day finally arrived for the sole purpose of cutting out those hearts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


  • Julie February 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    That brought back memories of making valentines years ago. So cute that Blake is signing all his valentines. I bet they loved those jello hearts!

  • BreAna February 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    so darling. I love the homemade valentines.

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