Hubby and I have never made a big deal out of Valentine's Day, but, with the girls now three years old, I find myself more excited about the upcoming holiday than I was when I was a pimply teenager.
We have been having so much fun making Valentine's crafts!
I love having so much "themed" inspiration...and an outlet for our creations. At the risk of spoiling some of the surprise for our friends and family, here's part of what we've been up to.
And in addition to all the gluing and "following directions" practice, the girls might just be learning a little something, too...
...like a heart symbolizes love.
..."X" is a sign for a hug, because you cross your arms (and the girls hug themselves).
..."O" is a sign for a kiss, because you make your lips into that shape (and the girls do a big "mwah!").
...and lots of letter sorting and placement...
I love the way these turned out!
And of course the girls are always so proud to show off their creations!
We've gotta kick our production into high gear and start getting these in the mail. Unlike our Christmas cards (which I may still be working on...ahem...), I'm hoping to do a little better. :)
Speaking of creative inspiration, I'm the featured blogger today at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land! And Charlene's blog truly has some of the greatest creative inspiration.
Charlene does the most amazing crafts with her kiddos...and she bakes, and she decorates, and she sews, too.
She hosts a weekly link-up, "Hey, Mom, Look What I Did!" and there are always so many great ideas showcased.
And she just launched an Etsy shop selling the most precious aprons. I happened to be lucky enough to win one from her blog in October -- it's gorgeous! She has aprons for adults and kiddos -- girls and boys.
If you haven't met Charlene, I encourage you to stop by and say hello...I think you'll be glad you did.