The last two years we’ve ordered Valentine’s Day cards of the kids (see our 2014 card with just Maxwell HERE and our 2015 card with Maxwell & Natalie HERE). But now that the kids are officially toddlers, I thought it would be really fun to make our own cards this year.
While scrolling Instagram, I saw a handmade Valentine’s and took a screenshot. Making our own cards seemed like a great distraction from the mess of boxes we’ve been in with our recent move back to Detroit. Besides, it meant using glitter glue and patterned washi tape ;) I used the screenshot as a starting point. Here’s what we came up with for our card:
Right now, with the kids being so young, it’s more fun to make a craft with them centered around a holiday than to spend a lot of money on candy and treats for them to eat. Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Halloween are all holidays that come to mind. And I think they have more fun with this, too.
We bought blank Kraft envelopes, washi tape, glitter heart stickers, and card stock paper from Jo-Ann’s. For the photo of the kids, I ordered wallet-size prints from Walgreens and then cut them down to size. Everything was super affordable, and we even have leftover supplies.
This simple craft gave us two afternoons of creating together, one screaming child (Natalie; she wanted to help with the glitter glue SO BADLY, OH MY WORD), and a really fun distraction from missing Zack.
PS. he lands in Detroit tomorrow, and the best way to describe our happiness is this: YEOWWWW!!! :)