I’m not really one for Valentine’s Day. I don’t have anything against, really, I’m just not all that into it. Of course, I do like any excuse I can get to eat chocolate…but historically, neither Chris nor I gave each other gifts or did anything crazy to celebrate. Until we had a child.
Now, Valentines Day, like so many other holidays has taken on new meaning. This year, Nora found out about Valentine’s Day midway through January when my mom and step-dad mailed her a couple of Valentine’s Day outfits. She’s been talking and asking about it ever since, and loves craft projects so (of course) we had to do something.
I pinned this cute idea a week or so ago and decided that it would be perfect for the kids in my Tiny Tumblers class, so I ordered 45mm bouncy balls off of Amazon
and made up a little card that says, “You make my heart bounce.”
I let Nora go crazy with heart stamps on the cards, and then showed her how to stuff the baggies (snack-sized ziplock bags).We did one ball, one dark chocolate kiss, one milk chocolate kiss, and one card in each bag. I was amazed that I only had to show her once and she was able to fill all of them on her own (I zipped them closed).
It was a fun, easy little project and she has had fun handing them all out.
Chris is off tomorrow (amazingly) and so we’re going to have a family day and a dinner with lots of red food. Last year, I made our favorite Rosemary Red Soup, but this year I might try something different…although I’m not yet sure what, because I have been working like crazy and not doing much planning. Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day, however (or not) you celebrate it.