When I came home from delivering Valentine's Day treats and cards to our children, I was surprised with these beautiful roses from my wonderful husband. As always, he picked out a card with the kind of message that makes me feel very very loved. To make the day even more special, he ticked a couple of things off his "Honey-Do-List," without even being asked!! I am blessed!!
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for “lovers,” it’s for everyone who loves anyone!
For me, making Valentine’s Day cards this year was almost as delightful as finding out that chocolate has no calories (wouldn’t THAT be grand). I’ve only been making cards since last spring, so every special occasion has been another wonderful opportunity for me to try my hand at making something pretty for people I love.
Here are a few photos of my first Valentine’s Day cards and treat bags. Each treat bag was made to match the Valentine card, which I put inside, to keep things together.
As you can see, I just used paper lunch bags, with a piece of cardstock folded over the top. I punched two holes at the top and put a piece of coordinating ribbon through the holes.
I tied the ribbon into bows to help embellish the package and to keep it closed.
I added a little tag with each person’s name on it.
- Valentine Treat Bags for Neil and Jenn, Angie and Ashleigh
Valentine Treat Bags for Steve, Lindsay and Austin
A card for my son Neil and my daughter-in-law, Jenn.
A card for my granddaughter, Ashleigh...who just happens to have a brown rabbit named Star!
A card for my grandson, Austin.
A card for my granddaughter, Lindsay.
A card for my daughter, Angie.
A card for my husband, Peter.
And last, but not least, a card for my mom.
P.S. I delivered my little treat bags and cards, today, and I think they were a hit…not in the same way that a new car or an all-expenses-paid vacation would have been a hit, but they did put smiles on a few faces. “And, that,” as Martha Stewart says, “is a good thing.”