As I said yesterday, I think celebrating holidays of all kinds with the kids is exciting. It always makes me glad that I have nieces and nephews to share the fun with for all the holidays important or not. So Valentine’s Day was certainly going to be no exception. These boxes are a great way to send the little ones in your life a treat.
It started with a box from Michael’s. I bought one of those 4x4x4 boxes that you slide together and decided to decorate it with cute little pieces of Valentine’s materials I found in the aisles. It started with the journaling paper pictured above. The little heart spoke volumes about love to me, and I just knew it would be perfect for this project. I pulled out my trusty glue stick and ensured that adhesive had been thoroughly applied before applying the paper to the sides of the box. I did this on two sides, the left and the right.
Next I painted the heart with a hot pink paint pen. I would have probably used a different color if I had one, but the trusty pink one was on hand. Plus, it certainly isn’t a bad color for a heart on the side of this box in particular.
Next I used the traditional X’s and O’s signature for love on the front of the box. It’s so ready to be signed, sealed, and delivered now. I loved this stamp because the X’s were very curly looking and the O’s were hearts. Does it get any more cheesy Valentine goodness than that? I don’t think so.
Now I topped it off with a heart. Okay, I might have gone a bit over the top, but I wanted each portion of the box to have a little something on it! This heart was an adorable $1 pick me up at the store one day so I couldn’t really resist it either. I placed this heart on the top of the box under the name tag.
Now comes the really fun part, stuffing the box. We used the bark from,Super Sweet Sunday in this box. We nixed the popcorn idea, because it just seemed a little to sticky to mail. This just meant we had to eat it all. For shame!
Behind the bark, we hid a little treat. Each box got a Lego minifigure picked from our collection so that the children could put them together. This guy is a little biker dude from Series 9. I’m really excited to know if the kids like them as they shift through their candy to find the special present inside.
Now it was time for a little more filler. We couldn’t have the toy in the open. It had to be an adventure to find it. This meant putting lots of hugs and kisses in the box from us to them. Also, I found Reese’s cup hearts so I had to put one of those in as well. They’re my favorite. I think that these all in all will remind each child that they are loved by someone far away from them each and every day.
And of course there is a card for each child with a decoder to find out the secrets from inside the card. Plus, we got them each their very own box of chocolates. It’s probably enough candy to tide them over for the entire month of February and well into March. Maybe I should have incorporated some clovers for St. Paddy’s Day!