Are you still eating Christmas candy around your house?
It’s easy to get sugar overload at the holidays. I happen to love candy, so I gotta be careful or I’ll eat so many sours that my mouth hurts and I get canker sores. Whoa. Not responsible, right?
I am careful with my kids though. My trainer sister helps keep me in check too. When I thought through what kind of Valentines I could make to send my nieces way, I knew they had to be non-candy. Lucky me, they have the crazy crafting gene as well and love all things creative. I thought these little notepads would be a fun option, and maybe they will entertain all the kids for my sis for a little bit.
You can really use any kind of little notepad you want. I have a few from Ikea and then others from Walmart. The light colored notepads allowed me to color the kids’ names right on top. The darker pads I used scrap paper and tape to write the kids’ names on.
There are so many options here. You could paint the kids names, use stickers, or even glitter glue.
To add even a little more fun, you could write a special message on the inside cover of the notepad to that child. I added little Valentine pencils to mine.
This Valentine can be given just like that or add a little bag of candy, flower, or stuffed animal to it. I definitely snacked on candy hearts as I crafted these up.
Do you know a creative kid that would enjoy his or her own mini journal to doodle in? Try making these Valentines. You really can’t mess them up. Send them in for the class Valentine’s party. I’m sure the teachers and other parents would love a change from candy too.
If you like this Valentine you might like my Birds of a Feather Valentine or I’m Your Biggest Fan Valentine I made my kids a few years back.
Kelly Talamo says
Erica … Your site is awesome.. Just as I figured.. While I have you — I wanted you to know how proud I am of you and wanted to affirm you. In so many ways you are such a model of what a woman should be. You love, support, and team up with your husband. You have killer kids, you take huge risks, you love God, you are as creative as all get out…. I could go on and on — because I think you are the total package! And you and Matt are one of the most amazing couples I’ve ever met! In it with you both, Kelly Talamo !