wild thing…

I am the mom that does not give candy to the kids classmates on Valentine’s Day. Believe me, my kids eat plenty of treats and that is why I try not to give them on Valentine’s!

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The little guy is really into animals, so I wanted to incorporate that into the valentine’s he gave to his friends.

I searched Pinterest and found some great ideas…you can see them on my valentine’s day board.

This is what we came up with…

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I used perforated business card paper and printed the saying on them.

We tore them apart, punched two holes in the paper, the kids signed their names on the back (make sure to do this before you tie the animals on, but after you punch the holes) and tied each animal on with twine!

I found the animals at JoAnn Fabric, but you can also find them at Michael’s.

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The kids loved them!

Also, here is our no candy valentine from last year…

{home is what you make it} color my world valentines

My favorite part of valentines day was spending time in the kids classrooms…

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and Lorelai’s homemade valentines…

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When I was assembling the animal valentines, Lorelai asked me for paper and tape and ran up to her room. She made her own valentines using her own crayons and some pictures she cut out from a book.

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I love that she wanted to create and give on her own.

We stamped them with a “homemade with love…” stamp and signed her name.

home is…homemade from the heart.

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18 thoughts on “wild thing…

  1. KerryCan says:

    Wow–Valentine’s cards have evolved a great deal since I was a child! I do love your solutions to the no-candy decision you made–no wonder the kids loved those little animals!

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