Making valentines cards for my daughters school seemed extra special this year. Partly because I would be a “working parent” the day they will be distributed, but mainly because she can write her own name (by no means perfectly, but adorably).
When coming up with a theme (lord knows, I love me a good theme), I was trying to stay clear of candy, not because of the sugar, but because we can’t bring anything into school that was made in a facility that produces peanuts and tree nuts (good luck trying to find suitable candy with these parameters….you would be surprised). But then… I had an idea!
Lately my kiddos have been enjoying glow baths with glow sticks and the lights out. Of course I first heard about the idea on, drum roll….Pinterest. I thought to myself, Genius! When visiting the happiest place on earth (Target), I noticed that they had a 15 pack of glow sticks for $1, so I snatched up 4 packs (you never know when you might need them). Now, we can have glow baths whenever they want. They LOVE it…even my little guy!
Then I thought….this would be a perfect Valentine and I could even use some adorably cheesy phrase like “You make my heart glow” or “I glow when I am around you.” Done, and done!
I first went to Pinterest for some inspiration and to hopefully find some printable hearts to use as the card for my ingenious idea. I was actually a little annoyed to discover that many other incredibly clever moms, had the same idea. Oh, well…Good news, I found the perfect shaped heart printable I could use (thanks to The Graphics Fairy).
I just used some construction paper and cardstock paper I already had. Cut them down to 8 1/2 x 11 size to fit in the printer, and…
After writing “You make my heart glow!” on all the hearts, I cut them all out, and had doodle sign them…
This took three days of “signing” because the task was “exhausting” after completing 6 of the 32 needed. Oh, to be a kid again. I shudder to think of such a daunting task.
Once they were all “autographed” and “stickered” (she put a sticker for each “friends” personality on the back, sadly, she doesn’t know that they will just be randomly distributed), I then hole punched two holes on either side of the heart and put the glow stick through…
Happy Valentines Day Y’all!