Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tiny Valentines


Last year, I had so much fun creating a Valentine Day's craft with Ashlynn by sending Valentines she painted to our blog friends.  I was excited when we were invited to participate in an exchange this year and of course a bit frazzled, since all these kiddos are getting older, I knew I needed to step up my game with something that kids would like, you know, like candy, snacks, sticks, etc.

I always appreciate when Ashlynn's classmates (erm, parents) and teachers give holiday goodies that skip the sugar.   So after looking for ideas and knowing I was going to make more for Ashlynn's class, I decided to stick with something easy to mail and fun for kids.


Cartoon characters, temporary tattoos, and a pun-ny quote that toddlers would never get :)


Of course, Ashlynn has been having so much fun receiving all her Valentines in the mail.  I've been storing them away in a felt envelope I grabbed from Target's dollar spot.  I had plans to make one for the last few years, but hey, I'm not on the ball and you can't beat a dollar!


Veronika @ Veronika's Blushing


Did you make Valentines with (or for) your kids?  What did you make? 

24 comments:

  1. super cute!!! How are they all getting so big?!

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  2. Thank you so much for participating in the exchange!! Elin loved the card and little tattoo! :)

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  3. Those are the cutest valentine's! I went to Target the other day looking for some for Mason's classmates and like you, didn't want candy, and I found some Jake ones with temporary tattoos that I knew would be perfect. I'm sure he will get tons of candy already so I thought I would tone mine down a bit :)

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  4. Thank you so much for the cute, sweet card! Can't wait to try out the tattoo on Ez - it'll be his first introduction into the wonderful world of temporary tattoos ;)

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  5. I'm so glad that we got to be a part of this exchange. I'm sorry I didn't include a picture of the Valentine that your girls sent, but we haven't received it yet. Hopefully, soon!

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  6. I loved the temporary tattoo! Thanks so much for sending us a Valentine.

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  7. did y'all not get ours :( ? that makes me sad! I sent one for each girl

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  8. We did get them, V! I'm so sorry it's not pictured, I didn't even realize it was missing... which makes me now wonder where Ashlynn stuck it?! I'll have to go on a treasure hunt and find it now!!

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  9. Thank you! We had so much fun filling up our little envelope with Valentines!

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  10. Oh no!!! I wonder what happened? I sent them over a week ago, I would have thought you'd received it by now :( Hopefully it makes it way to you!!

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  11. No no! Don't apologize, I'm not anti-sugar or anything, I just like to try to avoid it since I know some parents are and I usually figure (with school) they get other class treats so i figure they don't need individual ones, too. And seriously, we "shared" the worms... which is like 3 for me, 1 for you ;)

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  12. So fun, Ashlynn loves Jake, I should have looked for them!

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  13. Temp tattoos got us through potty training ;) haha, hope he likes it!

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  14. I am the worst person ever and didn't realize I was supposed to send a valentine to each little one.... by the time I knew it was way too late, but I did receive your arm candy and LOVE it! :) I will make up for it with a surprise package sometime ;)

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  15. No worries, this was for another exchange. I actually didn't realize for our exchange that it was for all the littles until Monday, so I don't know if Scarlett got hers yet... esp since I have no clue how long it takes to get to CA. Glad you liked it!

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  16. IT takes so long unless you want to spend a gazillion dollars!!! haha I'm such an idiot, I just cut my losses but I plan on making it up to everyone :) I feel terrible!

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  17. We loved your Valentine! Especially the tattoo :) Now I must show O that movie!

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  18. Thank you so much for our cute card - definitely a big hit!!!!!! This was so much fun!!

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  19. We received your Valentine today! So cute! Harper and Will put on their temp tattoos this evening and were thrilled with them!

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  20. Aw, so glad they liked them! Temp tattoos are like stickers on steroids over here, stickers get peeled, stuck on stuff, and then trashed within a few minutes when no longer sticky or torn. Tattoos are days of fun.

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  21. We haven't seen it yet either!!! I just know a lot of kids like the minions, and we got a despicable me coloring book, so ashlynn recognizes them, even though she doesn't know what they are.... but that goes the same for Snow White and Sleeping Beauty bc she hasn't seen those either ;)

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  22. Love that felt envelope from Target! What a great idea. We loved the Minion card and tattoos - I'm curious to see how E reacts to his first tattoo!

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