If you saw my rant on my Facebook page yesterday (I’d love it if you’d like my page and thank you if you’re already a follower!), then you know I’m not a huge fan of the turn Valentine’s Day has taken. I don’t mean to sound like a Scrooge-equivalent or anything…I actually like the holiday just fine. I enjoy all the pink and red, and I love any excuse to show love to my family. Last year, the four of us had some cheese fondue for dinner and followed it up with a movie. What I’m complaining about are the extravagant Valentines for kids that all seem to need candy attached. What happened to the good ‘ol paper hearts we used to drop in our classmates’ handmade boxes? No candy required! Don’t get me wrong…the ones I’ve seen on Pinterest are caaa-UTE! My hat’s off to you ladies for your cleverness! But I know that many of them are way too complicated for my kindergartner to do by herself so I’d end up spearheading the whole operation. Therefore, I’ve gathered up the easiest ideas I’ve found so that your little sweetie can make his or her OWN Valentines. Call me crazy, but I think that’s how it’s supposed to be.
We tried out the block rubbing idea, and had a lot of fun. Once I demonstrated how to do it, our oldest could make them on her own.
But I have to admit, I was beside her making one for my husband…I just couldn’t resist.