valentines day is literally just around the corner.
i like to treat valentines day as a way to celebrate all the people i love--not just my husband, but all my little people as well.
i can remember walking out one valentines day morning and my mom had gotten me my favorite candy bar---8 of them to be exact, and tied them all up in this cute ribbon. i felt loved.
it was such a small gesture, but it meant a lot, and obviously, 20 years later, i'm still remembering it.
a few years ago (when we only had 4 kids) i made these valentines mailboxes...we used them to stick love notes in, not just on valentines day, but for the month of february.
the mailboxes were from the target dollar section---has anyone seen them again this year? i haven't looked recently.
the bottom is a candlestick holder, that i found at the goodwill and spray painted. i gorilla glued the mailboxes to the candlestick holders...then put a scrap booking letter on the mailbox.
a really fun and simple way to show your family that they are loved.
and our family really needs to do some showing of the love...it's been looking a lot like this lately:
you may think that looks nice, but they are actually being punished.
they are "huggin' it out"...cause they were being mean to one another. i made them hug until the timer went off.
they loved every minute of it.