If you are anything like me, you see/read/find/have all sorts of great intentions about Holiday ideas and before you know it, you are at Target the night before the class party, sifting through Scooby Doo cards, wondering how you became THAT mom (or is that just me?)
Well. Here’s some inspiration a full month ahead of schedule. And because Christmas was so light this year, I’m feeling like Valentine’s Day deserves some effort.
1. Marsha has a great link on her blog today for a $25 print credit from Minted.com. You’ve got a full month to order Valentine Cards for your kids’ class or send out a family card if you skipped Christmas (like I did).
(Those that are savvy in Photoshop: Take a picture and create a text layer over the top to add your own sentiment or child’s name. Print at Sam’s or Costco as a 4×6 photo (for just a few cents) and hand them out as cards.)
2. Instead of giving candy, surprise the kids with jars of homemade Play Doh in shades of pink and red (I use Kool Aid because the colors are pretty and the smell is divine!). Store in old glass jars you have saved, baby food jars, or even Ziplock bags that they decorate themselves. My kids never get tired of a fresh batch and it takes just minutes to make and is so much better than the stuff in the store (softer and lasts much longer).
3. Orrrr, if you want something sweet, look at these from dailydelicious. Instant rock star status for any child bringing these to school on party day.
And these cute Rice Krispy treats from bowtiesandbliss.
4. I miss my chalkboard. Broke in the move. Look how cute this is…found here.
5. Have you seen this video? Made by my brother in law, Jordan for my sister. The song, “Made to Love” is on repeat on my computer. I remember the first time I saw this video, I cried and cried and CRIED. Not for any other reason that the love Jordan has for Lindsay and Noah is so transparent and pure … please watch it. He is seriously talented. (You’ll look at your husband and secretly feel hostile that he hasn’t created one for you. haha)
6. Cade is still convinced that we can get married when he gets older.