Ah, the holiday of lovers is upon us! I love Valentine's Day. It may be my favorite holiday of all. Why? Probably because when I was a teenager I grimaced at the thought of watching all the popular students at school getting love notes and roses from their sweeties, while I watched... lonely and boyfriend-less.
But now... HA! I have a husband! I will forever have a Valentine!
Also, I want to celebrate it with my daughter. It's just another excuse to get the house decorated and make crafts together. I remember growing up every Valentine's Day my mom would leave candy and notes for my brother and I when we woke up. I looked forward to it every year. I always felt special and loved. Thank you Mom :) I want Sitora to feel the same way throughout her childhood!
I am basically in love with anything Vintage these days, as if you couldn't tell from my blog style. I just swoon over "old school" anything! I wanted to find some Valentine cards for Sitora to hand out, but unfortunately I can't run down the street to my local Walmart to purchase a set of ready-made girly girl Disney princess hoytee toytee Valentines. Again, I must make basically everything from scratch here.
I googled online for "vintage valentine pictures" and found a zillion! I copied them, then pasted about 10 on a page using Publisher (I'm sure you could use Word as well). I changed the color scheme to grayscale so that they'd print in black and white, that way Sitora could color them in. I then took stationary paper, folded it in half, glued the vintage picture on the front, and let Sitora decorate the rest.
Next I made a Valentine's Day banner. It was ridiculously easy :) I used my heart shaped cookie cutters to trace hearts on pretty scrapbook paper. Then I cut the hearts out and punched holes near the top. I took hemp and strung it through the holes, tying a knot at each heart. Then I hung it up in our entry way, next to the tissue paper hanging balls I made for Sitora's birthday. I still haven't posted the video of how I made those - someday I'll get around to it! (You could probably find a tutorial on youtube...)
Love is in the air! Now go and make something special for the ones you love :)