It's not that I'm into the mushy-gushy stuff…because I'm not.
J and I don't really do Valentine's Day for each other. I don't care if he gets me anything, although I do agree with my friend Leigh, a love letter would be perfect.
No…I love celebrating this day with my children. I love using today to shower them (more than usual) with love.
Not to mention…you KNOW that any excuse to fill the house with pink and red hearts and doilies is my kind of a holiday. Glitter? Sequins? Hearts and flowers and lace? Don't mind if I do.
Here's a peek into a Valentine's Day in the Howell household.
No creative school valentines for us. Although I pinned a million ideas and love all of them. Nope, for us it's the $1.30 (and 50% off on top of that!) box Valentines. WOOHOO! No guilt.
Harper and Sadie also used my copious doily stash to make special valentines for their teachers.
Canned cinnamon rolls it was. I simply formed them into hearts and baked them that way. I then added pink icing (I didn't get the food coloring right, so it was actually more like magenta icing) and Valentine's sprinkles.
I served them in some Hobby Lobby baskets on top of (natch) layered doilies.
The babies got hairclips, Valentine's beanie babies,Elmo valentines, and a lollypop:
The big girls got erasers,badges,pens,pez, Hello Kitty heart boxes with candy necklaces inside, and heart socks.
I set everything up to surprise them when they get home from school today.
Jimmy and I worked on these together last night and I love the way they came out.
More than that…you should have seen the the look on their faces when they read these notes. It was amazing.
Sometimes I forget to give each girl the special attention they so desire. It's hard when you have four kids. Really hard. But it's something we are really aware of.
This was the perfect way to accomplish a little one on one attention and praise.
Each envelope contained sequins, sweet little die cuts, and ten punched hearts. I used this punch.
On each heart was written something we love about each girl. Jimmy wrote half and I wrote the other half.
These envelopes really started the day off right and it was a joy to see Harper and Sadie's faces. Pure pride and happiness.
Gotta love a day to celebrate love. Come to think of it…every day is a little like Valentine's Day in our house!!
Love to you all!