Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope it's been lovely so far. Just lovely. I look forward to Valentine's Day every year and really get a kick out of making cards for the kids (I've said it before). I like them to be fairly cheap, unique, and fun for the individual child to give out. And (as I told my sister) it's the one chance a year to be cheesy...extra cheesy. Which is so fun.
I spotted mini barrels of monkeys at Party City awhile back, and about died. I knew I had to do something with them for Q. Miniature barrels with the teeniest mini monkeys in rainbow colors. What could be more cute?! He only had a handful of friends he was going to give them to, so I bought the few I needed and made an appropriate card.
Then. A few days before Valentine's Day...a group of ladies organized a get-together for a bunch of the preschool aged children that didn't really have a venue to exchange cards. And it suddenly hit me that 1. I needed more cards and 2. I would be passing out choking hazards. So. I quickly scrapped the monkey idea and set out looking for another one. Miss B saw gnomes made out of Hershey's kisses in our Family Fun book and fell in love and said we should make them instead. I thought of a delightfully cheesy saying and quickly made a matching card. We finished them up last night and I think I might like them even more than the monkeys.
Mr. C came up with his idea all on his own. I thought the joke idea was perfect for his age...and it's not too girly or mushy at all. Plus he loves jokes. Loves. He can read a joke book for hours, giggling to himself...and us.
Miss B loved the mini monkeys and wanted to give them to several of her close friends...until we made the gnomes and then she gave them gnomes too.
Also, I had fun taking pictures of mini monkeys.