I was up until 3 am last night finishing all of these and other Valentine’s Day gifts, but it was worth it.
Landon got to practice writing his name 30 times, and every one of his little kindergarten friends gets a handmade Valentine. I didn’t just want to buy those little Valentine cards — I wanted his to be memorable.
It was a lot of work, but I’m glad I followed through to make one of these 10 Valentine ideas for kids I blogged about.
I think I also made something for his teachers they are not going to forget:
I added Panera Bread gift cards to little frames I found on sale at Kohl’s, included a cute card and another little gift in a Valentine’s Day bucket, and wrapped all of this in cellophane.
The buckets with the heart and the heart notepads I had picked up at garage sales in the summer (three buckets and 6 note pads for $1). I like to be organized and stock up with craft supplies and little gifts so I always have something in the house for special occasions and don’t have to run to stores at the last minute.
This is what the card looked like on the inside, before I added his teachers’ names:
Isn’t that the cutest picture of L? We just got it a few days ago — L’s former preschool teacher took it.
Landon received a handmade Valentine’s card (with 14 little hearts for every “i”!) from dear Ms. Ann. She wrote the most heartwarming note to him, how much she misses him and wishes all her kids were as sweet, and included several pictures she had taken of L in the two years he was at that preschool.
We are so blessed that L had her as his preschool teacher, and I will treasure that card forever.
Want to make my day?
I hope you are having a wonderful, special Valentine’s Day.
And come back later and link up for Wordless Wednesday!