Friday, January 28, 2011

12 Days of Valentines

My friend, Anna, is doing this for her hubby this year, and I've decided that I really want to do something special for my two boys as well.

First up.. I made this advent calendar (just like my Halloween one). I LOVE that I can use the cupcake tin for things other than baking, and that all the pieces don't take up any room in my storage boxes throughout the year.

I added some fun "lovey-dovey" candy and a little activity on a slip of paper for each day:

Here's what Harvey and I are going to do:

- Watch a "love story" movie. (We'll probably watch Lady and the Tramp, but other options are The Princess Bride, The Love Bug, or any Disney Princess movie.)
- Color a Valentine Picture.
- Eat an ice cream sundae - decorated with hot fudge and pink sprinkles!
- Drink hot chocolate with a heart shaped marshmallow.
- Decorate the house with hearts/streamers
- Pink pancakes for breakfast
- Create homemade valentine cards
- Make a heart shaped treat
- Make a Valentine hat
- Make Crayon Hearts
- Eat dinner by candlelight
- Eat a heart shaped sandwich for lunch


For those of you with older kids.. here are a few more ideas I can't wait to incorporate when Harvey is older:

- Bake some sweet treats and give them to a neighbor
- Sow seeds of love... start seedlings on our windowsill for Spring.
- Make a bouquet of paper flowers
- Play love song charades
- Play Valentine bingo
- Play steal my heart


Now.. onto my number one, Justin. I printed the same circles that I made for the advent calender at half-size, and laminated them to use as tags. I can write the sentiment on the back with permanent marker, and use them year after year (by erasing the marker with rubbing alcohol.)

Day 12: 12 love songs on a CD.
Day 11: 1 "one night from heaven". Umm. That was probably too much information. ;)
Day 10: 10 "sweet treats" (of whatever Harvey and I make for his advent... hehe)
Day 9: 9 sticks of gum (did you know most come with that many in a pack?)
Day 8: 8 chocolate kisses
Day 7: 7 chocolate covered strawberries
Day 6: 6-pack of his favorite soda
Day 5: 5 ways to say I Love You. I think I'll call, e-mail, text, facebook, and write him a note on this day.
Day 4: 4 of his favorite candy bars
Day 3: Make him breakfast in bed. 3 heart shaped pancakes...? Or this cute version of eggs/toast.
Day 2: 2 tickets to a movie.. of his choice
Day 1: 1 little book...

... made out of a deck of cards.

I got the idea, and the free downloadable template from Miss Mint at peppermintcreative.

What are you doing to make the special people in your life feel special this holiday??

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17 comments:

  1. Sigh...you've got mad skills. I want to be as craft as you when i grow up.

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  2. Wow that mini deck of cards is adorable!!! great idea :)

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  3. This is awesome!!! THanks for stopping by my blog. I am in love with the design of your blog! It's so beautlful :)
    Happy weekend, Ali

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  4. Those are some great ideas! I'm sure both your men will feel very loved.

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  5. These are fabulous projects!!! I would love it if you linked to our Valentine Party! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentines-day-party.html

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  6. Thank you Thank you for linking!!! We featured you today!
    http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentine-advent.html

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  7. this is such a cute, fun project!!

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  8. What fun for your family! I love how you tucked a little activity under each day!

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  9. That mini deck is soooo cute and the muffin tin - LOVE! :)

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  10. Great project - BUT that cards minibook is my fave thing I have seen in a while. I am making one for my husband this weekend. I LOVE IT!

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  11. So very fabulous! Lovin' the deck of cards!! Visiting from Paper Issues!

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  12. Hi there - referenced this post today when I created my own deck of cards. Thanks HEAPS for the inspiration
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/2011/02/hi-everyone-this-is-last-of-my.html

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  13. thank you for these.

    coming up with *just* 52 will be easy peasy.

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  14. oh my gosh. this whole post is incredible!

    consider me your newest follower!

    Lindsay :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I found your ideas from pintrest and pinned the little muffin tin idea for the kids. Fun ideas! Thanks!

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  16. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/12-days-of-valentines/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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