Store bought valentines are great, in fact I saw these adorable Star Wars ones in the book order (Yoda one for me! Love it!) that I would have totally bought for my kids...if they were into Star Wars.
Anyway, making valentines started back when Lilac was in preschool and it wasn't any sort of boycott or fancy statement. It was just for fun. Here's our very very simple method.
3- We cut the valentines apart. The first few years I had Lilac cut them apart with scissors (and I happened to love how they came out all different widths and bit oddly shaped.) Last year, we used the little scrapbooking paper cutter which my kids are fascinated by, so they loved that!
I try keep it simple, more time and fun in the actual making, less time and worrying about the writing part. Lots of times ours don't even get addressed to specific people. My kiddos know if they want a certain person to have a certain valentine and they find that one for that box and don't really worry about the rest, they just stick 'em in.
Well, that was a novel, sorry! Now then, this year's decorating...
Pink and Green Mama last year and thinking, hmmm... those could easily be hearts.)
Fun to make! Cute to look at! We are definitely on our way to a happy heart day!
PS- I'm sure you're wondering why those valentines say, "you blow me away." Well, we're giving stuff this year too-- that seems to be the new trend (besides fun dips anyway, which we are obviously not giving.) I'm gonna share some of my 'stuff' ideas with you later in the week.