Readers of this blog know I have 6 grandchildren. Two of whom are under 4 months old. The two granddaughters are here in the same town as we are. The two boys are 15 hours away. The older kids are between the ages of 3 to 9 years old. It is really important to me that they know they are loved by us. I have a tough time with the fact that the boys are so far away. I feel terribly blessed that the girls are here in the same town.
They all have so many toys and the cost of shipping is higher than I like. We prefer to spend the same amount per child. I was looking through Pinterest searching for cute ideas that would work for both boys and girls when I came upon the cutest thing. All I needed was 4 kinds of candy, some card stock paper, zip lock sandwich bags and a stapler. This was even something I could do with me fumbling craft thumbs. lol
The pin lead me to this site http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2013/01/free-printable-valentines.html. This is my finished product.
The pictures are just not that great, but the printables say have a JOLLY Valentines day, using jolly ranchers, Love BUGS using gummy worms, and the last one says Hugs and Kisses using Hershey Kisses and Hugs.
I mailed these out a couple of days ago to the boys and will be dropping these off to the girls after school today.
The only thing I did differently was the original pinner used a clothes pin to hold the labels on. I used staples because the box to ship this in was not large enough to accept anything more.
Hopefully this is a good Valentines day for everyone. We will be celebrating this weekend instead of today. I realized after writing this post there are so many things I could say about Valentines day. I think other bloggers will do a great job of telling those things. Hug your loved ones daily and let them know you love them every day not just on one!