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Be My Valentine

by - Monday, February 07, 2011



When did this happen? When did I become the mom of a toddler who brings home artwork, can babble her teachers' names, and has to bring Valentine cards for all her daycare friends? I swear she was a drooling, crawling little baby just yesterday!

But no, now I find myself at the dining table surrounded by
hermy first little 'school project'. This is one of those things they don't tell you as a new parent. What's the etiquette for Valentines cards? Chocolate or no chocolate? Handmade or store-bought? When I was a kid, cards came in a box and had perforated edges and cartoon images of doggies and kitty cats on them. Somehow, I feel like I need to do more than that (oh gosh, I sound like a 'stage' mom already!). So who does "more" better than Martha, which is where I got this idea:


I took a vacation photo of Chloe, photoshopped it up, and printed it on these leftover tent cards from our wedding. Is there anything cuter than chubby-cheeked profiles of little kids? I think not. Then I added some foil wrapped chocolate hearts, packed them in little bags, and taped it to the cards. First school project done. Do I get an A for effort?


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If you're still looking for some Valentine's ideas, here's some great ones here, here, here, and here.

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27 comments

  1. that's too cute! Nice packaging Jenn!

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  2. looks fantastic...kids will love it!

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  3. Adorable - those are going to be everyone's favorite Valentines!!

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  4. I think they are so sweet you are so deticated , for the chocolate as a mom with allergic child chocolates are my nightmare so for me nutfree is a must ...they do make lots of nutfree treats especially for daycares and schools these days.

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  5. Just Beachy - I debated that so specifically got chocolates that were nutfree. The daycare also gave the kids chocolate coins for Chinese New Year last week so I thought chocolates would be fine. So many things to think about!

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  6. Too cute! I don't think my daughter has ever received anything handmade like that over the years - they are usually the perforated ones you mention. So kudos to you!

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  7. What a super cute valentine!!! They turned out so well!

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  8. An A for effort for sure! These are so very cute! Chloe is adorable! I'm sure everyone will love them.

    Thanks for the mention.

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  9. These are so adorable!! And thanks for the reminder that I should probably do something for my son's daycare!

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  10. Those are really cute Jen! Don't know how you have the time and energy to do this as a working mother though...you're an inspiration to me (and I don't even have kids yet!! :))

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  11. A+ job!

    Unfortunately, you're setting the bar awfully high for the rest of us! :)

    C.A.

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  12. These are seriously precious! I would almost hate to give them away! They are too cute!

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  13. Wow! Very cute. But also hardcore!

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  14. what? these are so stinkin cute--little miss chloe is a doll!

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  15. You are supermom. I love!

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  16. Anonymous7:05 PM

    I heart those! So sweet, very cute, and thoughtful too.

    jbhat

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  17. How adorable...thrilled to find and follow your fabulous blog!!

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  18. those are sweetest Valentines i have ever seen. You are such a great Mum, Chloe is lucky little girl. I have boxes and boxes of the kids art down in storage - those little hearts and I love you's are so precious - it just gets better and better, doesn't it?

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  19. This is such a great idea!! Love how they turned out :)

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  20. This is such a great idea!! Love how they turned out :)

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  21. This is such a great idea!! Love how they turned out :)

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  22. A+ my dear! But Chloe is the star of the show:) Such an adorable photo!

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  23. These are amazing! Great job!

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  24. these are so cute!! Much better then the store bought ones for sure :)

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  25. Very cute, Jen!! I'd be willing to bet Chloe had the best Valentine's in the class. You're such an amazing mom!!

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