Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day gifts from me!

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine weekend! Tomorrow we are going to a winterfest - my parents are coming to spend the afternoon so rather than sit here staring at each other we decided to make them stand in the cold for a few hours. We will go somewhere for dinner after seeing the dog sledding, ice sculpting and other winter splendor!

On Sunday I think we will relax at home and have a nice dinner - I should come up with a menu of some sort! This might come as a surprise but Valentine's Day really isn't that important to me. I like to send cards and make little gifts but I don't really need big romantic gestures from the Suburban Prince to feel loved. He took my car to the gas station, filled the tank and got it washed - that's all the love I need for Valentine's Day! I ordered a few things from LLBean and he asked if it would be ok if he said 'Happy Valentine's Day' when they arrive lol! Fine with me!

It is a holiday here (so I have been told) on Monday so I think we will take the Little Prince to the playground to see all of the other parents and kids!


So after a week of Valentine's Day ideas here is what I put together to give out to my friends...


I mailed cards to friends who don't live close to us! I love these felt hearts!


I had lots of supplies from when I made gifts for my soldiers so I used what I had left and got to work! Lots of chocolate hearts, decorated cookies, lollipops, red paper shred and cardboard boxes.


Filling up the boxes!


Filled, wrapped with ribbon and embellished with a little heart. I had lots of boxes left over from the snowflake party and thought there would be no better way to use them than to spread some love this weekend!


For the Little Prince's daycare friends I used the same style boxes but they were red and put an individual package of oat cookies in each one along with a little card. I forgot to take a photo of them before giving them out! Still, I was the only mom who did anything so regardless of how they look, they are better than anything anyone else did!


Have a fabulous day!

17 comments:

KatieSPerk said...

You are too sweet! I am sure your Valentine's will love their boxes! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

How adorable!!!

Leah said...

You are so sweet... you really did spread the love. Happy Valentine's day to you! xoxo

Preppy Little Dress said...

What a sweet idea!

Monkey Mae said...

You are so crafty! Love the cute little boxes.

MCW said...

You are so cute! Have fun at Winterfest!

OceanDreams said...

You are so adorable and your friends are lucky to have you!

The Southern Housewife said...

How sweet you are to be spreading all the love around, especially to the soldiers! Just found your blog and I love it! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!
xoxo
Jennifer

Emily said...

Your valentines are adorable!

Town and Country Mom said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Princess! Your treats are darling; thanks for sharing them on your blog!

Pink Martini said...

Everything looks so colorful and festive. I'm sure you will make everyone's day. :)

Jill said...

The gift boxes are SO cute! Love that idea.

Jo said...

What a wonderful box of goodies ~ you are so sweet.

Have a very Happy Valentine's weekend ~
Jo

knitwit said...

Happy Valentine's Day! We don't do much here either, though it doesn't help that my husband has been away the last 3 years running! However, we meet up for a family vacation next weekend, so I'm busy packing and preparing for the (hellish) plane ride with my kids!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Just found your blog and absolutely love it! The little boxes you made... too cute!!

Savvy Gal said...

What cute ideas. Happy V-day!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Those are some real goodies! xx