Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Remembering Childhood Valentines (& links to great ideas)

Valentine's Day is around the corner! There are so many great ideas out there! When I saw a few of these, it reminded me of my childhood. How nice it would be to surprise an old friend, loved one or kids with these ideas!

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When I saw this secret message post from  The Pleasantest Thing, I remember note writing and decoding letters from my friends. Here's another example of secret messages and other kid friendly valentines crafts from Better Homes.

Secret Messages
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Valentine Jokes Fortune Teller - post has folding directions and 14 Valentine knock-knock jokes that my kids loved!
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Do you still remember how to fold a fortune teller? I do! Here's photo instructions if you don't remember, from Modern Parents Messy Kids.

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I LOVE pencils (and other writing tools). I used to collect pretty pencils and erasers as a child. I love this valentine idea from Bits of Everything. Stacking pencils were are my favorite. To me, they were cool before mechanical pencils were cool.

DIY Felt Valentine Medals
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Mix Valentines and the Olympics with felt valentines medals from handmade Charlotte.

Other Great Ideas: 


Here's a list of great ideas for Thrifty Valentines from the readers of The Frugal Girls.

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I am loving this Vintage Valentine Day post from Shabby Apple. Makes me wish I kept my old valentines. I remember receiving some cute designs.

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Buzzfeed has a great list of 30 Punny Valentines. Love a handmade card!

Blushing fruits.
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What other kinds of Valentines did you receive as a child? Have some ideas to share? You can leave your links in the comments or share them on my What Are You Doing? Blog Hop #38!


~Sara


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