I thought I would take advantage of Valentine’s Day as an excuse to share pictures of some of the people I love most:
I try to get a picture of all of them together, but so far I haven’t been successful! I am so blessed to have 5 grandchildren – age 5 and younger! I am spending this season of my life taking care of the two youngest, Nora age 18 months and Max who is almost 3 months, while their parents work. I try to find as much time as I can for the other 3 too, because they are all the delight of my life!
My husband is over the moon about these babies too! In my free minutes with the little ones I wanted to do something that would make him smile for Valentine’s Day. I decided to make him a whole bunch of Love Letters, and hide them all over the house where he would find them.
I saw lots of similar ideas on Pinterest and other blogs, but I started out by going around my house and collecting little things I could use. Some other sites used all kinds of candy but I just used random things. Then I printed out little sayings to go along with each item and taped them together. I hid them in the refrigerator, his sock drawer, the pocket of his coat, the seat of his car, the cereal bowls, the floor of the shower … everywhere I could think of!
Here is the Love Letter template I made using DJ Inkers clipart!
Here is a sample of how they looked with the sayings printed on, then I ran them off on pink paper.
I was thinking how I might have used this idea with my Kindergartners too. Recognizing and noticing good behavior or small achievements is so important to children, and their parents. I often sent home little notes to reinforce these things, and I know it meant a lot to them. You could use these “Love Letters” with a small inexpensive candy or toy as a way to celebrate something with one child, or the whole class! If you are looking for some ideas here are some of the items I used and sayings I made up (or borrowed!)
I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day yourself – I miss the school parties, but I celebrated with a very special dinner party at the home of good friends!