Good morning! Hope it's a good one so far. For me it was a little hectic... but the worst is over, got all the goodies to school (2 of them) and to work without any issues. Big accomplishment! I'm not a big supporter of V-Day, but I am enjoying it from the kids' perspective (and the crafty perspective!). A few years ago I did jump onto the "it's just a Hallmark Holiday" bandwagon, but it's all good. I remember when I was a little girl, coming home from school and pouring my bag of Valentines out and oogling at all my goodies!! So, I thought it should be just as fun for my kiddies! As you know, I got majorly Valentine crafty this year. I made the kids' class Valentines, Valentines gifts for our parents, my hubby's card, and treat bags for the teachers/my office. Whew. Kinda happy it's over.
So, yesterday, I got up bright and early to start baking cookies (12 dozen - of different cookie all variations/flavors!!) to fill the goodie bags. Here's a look at the finished products all sprawled out on my couch ;): Alivia's teacher asked that I make goodie bags (for the class party), so kept it simple and went to Target and picked up these cute (purple polka dot gift bags for $1.99 (for 20) and filled them with the Valentines I made and a mini bag of M&Ms (they're only 2 year olds - didn't want to go crazy). I punched a 2" circle and made little "From: Alivia" tags using Lawn Fawn's "Just My Type II" & "Jessie's ABCs". Came out cute!: Then these are out parent's gifts - little photo-holders, all finished up with a sweet card for each of them using Lawn Fawn's "Harold's ABCs", "Bannerific", and "Silly Valentine":
I was so happy (around 1pm) when all the Valentines goodness was complete and I could move on to other stuff. Sigh. I'm sure someday I'll be over making craft projects for these holidays (who knows maybe that'll be next year!). My husband is all like "why are you going crazy"... but all I could tell him was... "BECAUSE IT MAKES ME HAPPY" :D. it makes the kids happy! And there you have it. I liked making all of these things. Plus, I spaced them all out so that I wasn't completely overwhelmed with anything (I started the bags in January). I took my time and enjoyed every minute of every project. This is what I do when the rest of the world is asleep ;). And that's A-OK with me.