Thursday, February 9, 2012

Our Special Valentine's Day Envelopes!!!

I had been admiring those adorable PotteryBarn envelopes... so with lots of web-surfing I found a DIY version.

Starting a week before V-day, every night after the kids go to bed I place a special love note and a small treat in both of their envelopes. (treats like a sucker, candy, a dollar for their piggy banks, a crazy straw, paddle ball, crayons, color book. Each one will also get a Valentine book). I love the thought of the handwritten notes. I know how much I treasure the cards I find written in my Dad's handwriting.

I know Michaela would like it, and thought Jacob wouldn't really even notice them...LOL! I was wrong! They both are excited each morning.  Every morning as soon as Jake opens his eyes, he run straight  to the kitchen to check his "velop" for his "special I Love You"! I plan on doing this every year! Hoping next year to start Feb. 1.

Below are my versions.

For Jakey and Michaela

with a "love note"

Some other ones that I made:

I think this one is my favorite :) For sweet baby Lily.

For Mikey :)

I made one for siblings to share... not sure how that will work out,
 may have to make each their own for next year :)

For directions on how I made these head over to The crafting chicks
You will also find a download for the "love notes".

I am very excited about this new tradition we are starting and hope you enjoyed it too!

Wendy xoxo

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