For the past few years, I have made an advent calendar for my children for Christmas. Each year, it has been a little bit different than the one before. They love it so much, that this year, I decided to do one for Valentine’s Day as well.
I know I am a bit late in getting this post out there, but I wanted to share it with you anyways in case it might spark some last minute inspiration!
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For this project, I decided to make handmade paper ornaments to celebrate the holiday and write activities on the back to do each day.
The ornaments were fairly simple using scrapbook paper and cut outs from scrapbook kits, stickers, wooden hearts, heart shaped doilies, and other random bits I found in my craft supplies. I added hemp cord to each one so that we could hang them on a white tree we still have in the entryway. It’s been there since Halloween and has now basically become our all holiday tree.
As each day passes, we will take out the ornaments and hang them on the tree and eventually have it filled up with several handmade Valentine’s. I know it will be a special memory for them and fills in a bit of this long stretch of winter with a little more wonder, whimsy and excitement. Couldn’t we all use a little bit of that?
You can get a little peek, at the Valentine’s Day vignette I set up on our buffet in the dining room, which I will be revealing tomorrow. I hope you will come back for that and have a very loving month of February ahead!