I usually start thinking about Valentine’s Day on about February 10…too late to have a relaxed class valentine-making session with my kids. But this year is different! We’ve got our red construction paper and fancy scissors all ready to go. Nothing too involved — just paper hearts and a few M&Ms for each classmate and family member — it feels good to make something ourselves.
What are your quick-and-easy Valentine’s ideas? For kids? For your partner? For schoolmates? For teachers? For yourself? Email your hacks by February 3 and I’ll be sure to post them in time for a little heart-shaped inspiration.
Just for fun, I’ll send three randomly-chosen Valentine’s hack authors a Stubby Pencil Studios care package of a set of Color ‘n Kids Valentines and a box of soy crayons! These cards are Portland mama-made, printed on 100% recycled paper, and are fun for kids to color themselves (in case the handmade thing isn’t, uh, in the cards this year).
I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
A little grist for the mill from the archives: