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for the weekend | handmade, eco-friendly valentines

handmade_eco-friendly_valentine_card_2 handmade_eco-friendly_valentine_cards_3handmade_eco-friendly_valentine_card_web As a child, Valentine’s Day was one of my favorites. At home, our celebration was beautifully simple, typically a special dessert or snack or note in our lunchbox. At school, we had an elaborate celebration with baked goods and sweet drinks. Everyone brought self-decorated shoeboxes with little slits in the top, cut like a mail drop in a door. We shared notes (often generic ones with a cartoon on the front), and the very best ones included stickers or candy.

I cannot reproduce this experience entirely for my children now, but I do try to find ways to make the season special at home with small handmade projects or heart-shaped snacks. This year, we’re using supplies and materials we already own to create our valentines. It’s flexible for all ages, and just the sort of light-hearted project to enjoy as a family over the weekend or to occupy busy bees during the week. I shared more details today on the Babiekins blog.

On the same note: other handmade cards we’ve made  | the year I forgot Valentine’s Day | the year I learned the hard truth of love on Valentine’s Day

Happy weekend, friends! x

 

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