Handmade Valentines…

Today, I played…and I felt like I was right back in second grade. The first time I remember making Valentines, and the all important construction paper “mailbox” that hung off the front of my school desk, I was in Mrs. Bacon’s class. Yes, that was her real name :) Do you remember making Valentines when you were in school?

If I close my eyes I can actuallly recall the smell of paste and remember my excitement of the thought of Valentines. I didn’t even know what a Valentine was but I knew that I was going to make cards for everyone in my class.  I was astonished when my mailbox was stuffed with lovely cards from everyone in my class. Such a fun and innocent time.

Today, I got to bring back a bit of that joy into my life. I dug into my craft bins and pulled together an assortment of items that I thought were Valentine friendly.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI have some kraft paper stock note cards and envelopes, so I decided to use these as my base. I began pulling things together and placing them on the cards.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI also used stamps…

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesIsn’t this bee cute?

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI only applied ink to “my Valentine”.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI glued down the cutout hearts…

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesPlaced in the envelope and ready for a lucky recipient :)

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesBakers twine for the envelope.

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesI added special messages to the envelopes…

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making ValentinesReady for Valentines Day!

Handmade Valentines - it's fun to play a little and remember when you were a kid making Valentines

I think handmade cards are cute and a little extra special for a loved one. Plus, with the cost of greeting cards SO high, you can make your own cards for a fraction of the cost. Thanks for letting me share my play-day with you!