Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Secret Admirer in the Family

Be My Valentine

I know it's a little early, but we really started to feel the love around here, so I decided we'd put together some homemade Valentine's.

First, I thought it would be cute to put everyone's name in a pink bowl and have a drawing.The name you pulled would be your Valentine making you "a special someone's secret admirer". The catch was to keep it a secret-- an impossibility in our house!So I took out all the glitter, glue, gems & anything else that would stick...
And everyone began to pour out their creative juices into their special card.
Everyone was trying to keep theirs hidden while cutting, gluing, and decorating.
It was really fun.
I was able to peek or else how would I have gotten a picture for you to see.
If the truth be told, not all of my ideas work out as well as this one did, but I think this one's a keeper and will become a household tradition for years to come. Oh, and besides, it insures that even if my husband forgets, at least I'll get a card from someone!

17 comments:

dana said...

What a WONDERFUL family tradition you just started!!

Dana

Andrea said...

What a sweet and GREAT idea--wonderful way to make everyone feel special!!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a fun activity. I loved looking at the pictures. Today I read your sidebar. It is really nice and you did a good job on what you chose for it. I will add you to my prayer list as Pastor's wives can always use a little extra prayer.
Have a Smily Day!
Roberta Ann

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Awww, that is such a CUTE idea! and they look like they are having so much fun too! You are so creative!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Great idea! I love all the valentines they made.

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P.S.

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Carla said...

Love to see the kids (and dad) putting so much love into this. Where were you when mine were little? GREAT idea:)

Jan's Blog said...

This was adorable and inspiring. I will gather my family for hand-made card making for our annual Valentine Tea...thanks so much for the idea...you have the most darling family!!!

Lisa said...

That looks like a lot of crafty fun.

BECKY said...

How fun and sweet!! What a great idea, and even better...new family tradition! This is just the very essence of life isn't it??!! Thank you for sharing you fun!
Blessings,
Becky

Becky said...

Now that is a wonderful idea. How special the time that went into all this creativity. Thanks for sharing.
Becky

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Fabulous and cute project! Happy Valentines Day!
Jo-Anne

debbie said...

WHAT A LOVELY FAMILY PROJECT...IT IS MEMORIES MADE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN...SO MANY THINGS THEY LEARNED...ART, COORDINATION-DEXTREITY OF HANDS, MAKING SOMEONE ELSE FEEL SPECIAL...IT IS JUST ENDLESS BUT THE MAIN THING IS THEY HAD FUN DOING IT
BLESS YOU MY NEW FRIEND
STOP BY AND SEE ME ANY TIME
debbie

Kathy said...

Ooooh...your sweet post makes me miss those days when my kids were little! I loved having them home. The projects we did and trips we took together so impacted both of our children and made them more home/family oriented adults. Enjoy every minute with your little ones because before you know it you'll be buttoning wedding dresses and pinning on boutonnieres!
xo...Kathy

Kim's Treasures said...

What a fun tradition!!! Something to always look forward to! Love it!

Suz said...

This is fabulous! Has it been copyrighted yet or might I steel this little idea from you?! I LOVE IT!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Clever idea and love the kids art! Very sweet creations!

Heather said...

Boy I have missed your posts!! What a great idea!! And such creative little artists you have!! I think I may have to incorporate this idea into our family traditions as well. Hope you are doing well!!!!
Hugs
Heather:)