As hard as it is on my mama heart to admit Maxwell is no longer a tiny baby, but a toddler boy, watching him grow up & experience life blesses me immensely. Last year at this time I was on my way to being super pregnant. And now, an entire year later, I have a 10-month-old son who’s full of charm and blonde curls. And lucky me, I get to have two Valentine’s this year — but don’t tell Maxwell that ;)
As the months pass I find myself saving little mementos to tuck away in his baby book. A few of my favorites are a deflated balloon from Zack’s parents while in the hospital, a Thanksgiving card from my parents and a copy of our family Christmas card. But Valentine’s day is quickly approaching, so you can understand why I squealed a little when I saw his first Valentine’s Day card — right? You betcha an extra copy will get tucked away in his baby book.
Are you a memory keeper? My guess is yes. Lucky you, because someone is going to win a $50 gift card to order their own set of custom Valentine’s from Pear Tree Greetings.
When Pear Tree Greetings said they wanted to work with us again I knew saying “yes” meant we’d be able to gift a reader from this community with some items from their super adorable Valentine’s Day collection. I mean, for the sake of your baby or memory books — this is super important stuff!
Pear Tree Greetings has traditional photo Valentine’s to choose from, as well as “classroom” style Valentine’s — they even have photo booth Valentine’s. And I will admit, I went a little crazy and ordered some stickers to include on the envelopes. I also had our home address pre-printed on the back of the envelope. I feel like I over-sharing? (wink)
If you won a $50 gift card to Pear Tree Greetings print shop, what style of Valentine would you choose?
Other noteworthy “first” photos: my very first Mother’s Day, Maxwell’s first Fourth of July celebration, his first Halloween, picking out his first Christmas tree, and our first Christmas together with Maxwell.
Good lucky entering, and an extra special “thank you” to Pear Tree Greetings for making this mama super happy. Maxwell’s Valentine’s are darling and something I’ll treasure forever.
I love the idea for a Valentine’s Day Card!
I love the Always Heart Banner!
I would choose a photo Valentine of my cat!
I would choose valentines cards for my kids for school!
long distance love!
I love the heart paper chain!
Valentines cards for my kids to hand out!
I would get valentine’s cards for my kids school :] So cute!!!
I love the always heart banner! Awesome give away, thank you!
I love the always heart paper chain
The always heart paper chain is my favorite… and then you get to include more than one photo.
I did New Years cards this year and put one away for my daughter with a little note on it.
I like the framed photo cards! Adorable! :)
the Always Heart Banner! :)
I would get the glitter LOVE cards with my kids photo!
That “Long DIstance Love” one is just right!
I like the photo booth stacked snapshots. While not entirely festive, I like it when people can keep the pictures up longer than the given holiday season. I tend to cut out the family pictures from Christmas cards to keep up all year. This helps our daughter (16 months) remember the names/faces of some of our long-distance friends. It also allows their thoughtful and beautiful pictures remain on display for much longer than the holiday season!
That said, the paper chain is super darling too! :)
I’ve never been to their website so I don’t know what I’d order… but based of what you’ve ordered it looks super cute and I’d love to win!
I like all the classroom valentines, but I especially like the adoption announcement cards (we are waiting to adopt #2). Very cute!
Love the long distance love valentines!
Love the cut out heart design!
So many cute ones. I like the glitter love one and the watercolor heart one :)
I like the photo booth valentines!
Paper heart chain! I’d be super excited to win as I never got Christmas cards out!
I like the heart sprinkles aqua!
Always heart paper chain is super cute
I love the Hanging Hearts Horizontal card :)
i love the Always Heart Banner!!
I like the long distance card
I love the photo-booth valentines! So sweet!
I like the Love Stamp & Cut Out Heart Valentines! Super cute :)
OH these are soo cute – http://www.peartreegreetings.com/Valentines-Day-Cards/Valentines-Day-Address-Labels/2775-17647SFC-Long-Distance-Love–Valentines-Day-Address-Labels.pro
I love this card! And I know just the picture of my little 11 month old I would use for my card, if I won. Doesn’t time just fly?!
love, love, love your valentine cards!
Snapshots of Love is my favorite!!
The always heart banner! I love Valentines Day cards :) so cheerful when it’s so cold and snowy.
I’d either make a Valentine’s card or do a fun St. Patrick’s day card with a picture of my 8 month old on it. :) Whitney
My favorite gas to be the Love Doodles Spinner!
I love the glitter love one!
I like the long distance love card.
I love the be mine photo magnets,
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