Love is in the air…
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you have not bought a valentine for your tiniest valentine yet, you may not even need to go to the store to give the perfect gift. From simple items that you already have lying around the kitchen cabinet to quick, adorable fixes that require minimal supplies, here are 4 sweet ideas for the sweetest little valentine on your list…
I Love You This Big
If you are a part of an online community, whether it be one for real estate professionals or for marketers, you may want to get in on this modern love letter trend that is sweeping through social feeds around the web. Here’s how it works, community members would capture images of their hands holding up notes that say something like “Dear John, Mom’s love for you has reached Dubai”, capturing a landmark in the background. Strangers from around the world are lining up to be a part of this community-esque phenomenon and it isn’t hard at all to get people on board.
Of course, you may not be able to cover the globe, but you could easily cover a handful of fun places with even a small online group. Of course, you always want to keep stranger danger in mind, but because there are no physical mailing addresses involved, if you have strict location settings set and a good firewall, this should not be a problem even for the safest of Safety Sallies. Simply get the images in a PM.
Prince of Hearts
Chances are you already have an old card set lying around. Use your printer to turn that card set into a full house filled with your little guy or girl’s favorite people. Print out pictures of the whole family, to scale, and then clip them out carefully. Use ModPodge to adhere the faces over the originals of the kings, queens and jacks. You can also add fun sentiments to numbered cards. The coffee table will never be the same. Neither will game night! If you are feeling extra crafty, you can even create a separate set featuring his favorite cartoon characters.
Color My World
If you have a school-aged child, they will likely get plenty of candy at their class party and you may want to keep the sweets to a minimum back at home base. Give something a little healthier at home by showing your child just how much that they color your world. Fill a shoebox with crayons, special papers, glue and glitter – and not only will your child have a blast coloring valentines for the whole family (maybe even a few stuffed animals), but you might even get a little break while they do. Besides, you’ll need something to help wind them down after that 14th Pixie Stix.
Have a Ball
Mason jars are incredibly inexpensive and dress up even the tiniest bit of candy. Gummy worms, gumballs and gummy bears all look wonderfully whimsical poured into mason jars. Tie on a ribbon and a clever tag and you will have the perfect ready-to-give gift. You will even be able to reuse the Mason jars for other items post-Valentine’s Day. They are a great way to store stickers, stamps, buttons and other items that tend to find their way into the floor.
As you get ready to celebrate with the little guy or girl who makes your heart skip a beat all year long, remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your valentine smile. Sometimes the best thing you could ever spend is just a little time with the little one who thinks that you hung the moon.