Valentine’s already?!? EEK!!!

I received a note from Carys’ school a few weeks ago. It gently reminded parents that Valentine’s Day was coming up and the kids would need to make their own valentine holders to bring to school.
At first, I was a little disappointed. I LOVE making things with my kids. But I remember how much fun I had in school making a holder for all the little dainty cards from my friends. It was more fun than making them at home. Or, at least I thought so at the time.

I tucked the information away in my memory bank.
Which is a joke. Because everyone knows I can barely remember which name goes with which kid here in our house.

So, Tuesday, I get another note from the teacher. Another gentle reminder that our crafty holders need to be brought to school no later than February 10.
That darned memory bank hath failed me again.

Ah. Easy enough. Cover a shoe box with some wrapping paper. Call it a day.
But we don’t have any shoe boxes.
Can someone tell me how, in a house of eight feet, we do not have a single shoe box?
Ah. Right. I decided to declutter my home a few weeks ago.
No shoe boxes.
What next? Milk carton?
Yuck. I would have to wash that thoroughly. And it would still smell like nasty milk crud.

So, I settled on an oatmeal canister.
I thought it was quite crafty.
And Carys thought I had lost my mind.

But, she was soon ecstatic.
We cut.
We glued.
We stapled.
We stickered.
We laughed.

When it was finished, Carys dubbed her holder, “the coolest valentine holder ever made.”
And then I was dubbed, “the best mommy in the whole world.”
Sweet little kiddo.

holder collage
She cannot wait to stuff that sucker full of…suckers.
And chocolate.
And cute little notes from her best little friends.

And, I take back what I said about having more fun making these crafts in school.
It’s much more fun to make them at home with my girl. Hands down.

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8 Responses to Valentine’s already?!? EEK!!!

  1. carlabjones says:

    All the other kids are going to be jeaaaaalous! Very crafy…oh, I have shoe boxes by the way:)

  2. shannonknox says:

    That was awesome! Very good Mommy! You make us all proud!!

  3. ksmommy says:

    I love it! It is very cute. Make sure to track me down tomorrow, I have the latest scoop on Casanova.

  4. katekeith says:

    Oh wow, Skye! That beats the heck out of the plain white paper bag that Lilly and I had to decorate at home for her Valentine's. We glued, stickered, cut and beaded, but nothing NEARLY as cool as what you and Carys made. I bet she does think you're the coolest Mommy! Way to go!

  5. Linda says:

    That is so adorable! You are the best Mommy!

  6. Emily Mecham says:

    Adorable Skye! You do get a Kudos on that one!

  7. givensi says:

    You are so creative! I am jealous 🙂

  8. Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted says:

    This is adorable!  I'd like to use it in a Valentine Mailbox Roundup on my blog, if that's ok with you – your collage pic and a link back to this post.  Such a cute idea!

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