and 20 mini composition notebooks like these:
a couple extra packs of crayola crayons and chocolate. This weekend the kids and I sat at the kitchen table and worked on Valentines. We pulled labels off cases, put one notebook, three crayons, and a chocolate bar inside and then closed them up to wait for a cutesy label. . . like this one:
or this girlier one:
The thing is, we made little travel kits. A little card will go in the inside pocket of the case that says:
Then tonight another label was "born" for these little goodies I bought in August:
The label is adorable (if I do say so myself) and here it is:
That takes care of Bubba and KB. Little's valentines have to be picked up from Sam's, cut and have magnets attached. She is giving out bookmarks. I got the idea here and Jill, the author,
allows encourages folks to use the bookmarks she creates and posts on her blog. SO. . . I did. No one has to twist my arm. . .
Here's an example:
They are going to be darling. Financially I ended up spending less than I would on boxes of valentine cards from Walmart and it's all something kiddos can use and not just throw away. PLUS, they'll all get a piece of candy too so their sweet tooth will be satisfied. Everybody wins. Fun Times.