Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I know its a "Greeting Card Holiday" and very commercialized, but I can't help myself from getting into it. It probably goes back to my flowershop days (did Shannon and I ever mention we both worked at a local flowershop when we were in high school? Kelsey worked there too!). While sometimes it seemed like torture to be cleaning the thorns of literally thousands of roses, it always smelled sweet and the arrangements were so beautiful.
Anyway, another reason why I am into it? JJ is a stud. He has a couple girlfriends he likes to send Valentines to. He likes to send some to his cousins too. Last year he sent some little stuffed animals and generic "first valentine's day" cards but I wanted to do something a little more personalized this year. I saw adorable hand print valentines like this one:
|Source: We Heart It|
I tried occupying JJ with a crayon and some paper thinking I would be able to distract him from what I was doing with his other hand, but he didn't quite get that you have to move the crayon back and forth and not just bang it up and down. We are working on it.
To help the recipients know its supposed to be a heart, I just drew a heart around each one and filled out the rest of the card.
I slipped each card in an envelope along with an Elmo Valentine's day book and sent them out to his friends Ella and Vanessa, his cousin Emma, and his Godmother Katie (hoping she will read the book to his cousin Sal). We hope everyone enjoys them!
Not only does JJ have a couple friends/cousins his around his age, he also has a bunch of older ladies in his life. Aunts, Great Aunts, Grandmas, etc. I wanted them to have a special valentine from JJ too. For this, I was sort of inspired by a combination of this pin:
|I don't have the original source but I got the image from here.|
|I am just not interested.|
|What's down there??|
|Joe trying to snag Percy from his hands.|
We hope everyone has a wonderful, love filled Valentine's Day! <3