Since my old blog disappeared with some of my best holiday content, I thought it might be fun to bring some of it back in a post like this one, where I share my favorite ideas over the years. Let's start with Valentines!
Mini cereal boxes with an easy, handwritten tag, "Cerealously, Be my Valentine!" Easy, different and cute! As an option you can print a picture of your giver and adhere it to the front of the tag! You can buy a value box of 30 mini cereal boxes on Amazon HERE. Wrap each box in a cellophane bag, tie with tulle and you're looking pretty crafty!
This one is perfect for a party or maybe a class where there are fewer students. Not that you can't make a bunch of these, but they are rather transport-prohibitive (heavy!), so you might need to help get them to school. Addie is my pop-lover. Has been since she was tiny. I found these little 8oz. bottles of soda on sale just before Valentine's Day, so we made enough from her whole class. I'm sure the mothers were thrilled that I gave their kids soda, but then Valentine's Day is already a sugar fest, right? I just printed the saying onto pattern paper, that I cut into strips and then ran through my Xyron machine. We added organdy ribbon and a little folded card to the top of each bottle! You could totally do this with big 2-liter bottles of soda as well!
This is a really FUN idea for a missionary or Sunday school class. Start with a 5x7ish picture of the Savior or other scripture story and then cut it into 3/4" strips. Each strip is adhered to a large popsicle stick. On the back of the stick you can write a scripture reference or a short summary of the story. Stack up the sticks and tie them with some string or put them in a padded envelope with a card and some candy and you've created a thoughtful and fun way to share a faith-promoting Valentine. Note: You can purchase the print I used here for .10 cents, HERE. So if you do want to create enough of these for an entire class, it's quite affordable. Orders usually ship within a week and you do not need to be a member of the LDS church to purchase these!
I got an email the other week asking about a Valentine Minute-to-Win-it game that has been pinned on Pinterest. I'm working on restoring that post as well. Stay tuned!