If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine boxes 2012

Years ago, maybe around 1994,  we started making and filling Valentine boxes at home.  
Bobby, Jimmy and Nina were all at home for homeschooling for 2 years ( they started school at public schools and graduated from public school but need some intense instruction in weak subjects so we homeschooled them.)

Anyway,  we stayed really busy and they did not miss much about public school but they did miss the school parties.  
So that first year of homeschool,  and most years since,  we have made and filled boxes for Valentines.  

Not every family member participated this year but those of us who did last night had a great time.  


all the boxes on the table with the pink tree
quite an assortment, huh?
Mine is on the far right - an oatmeal box covered with vintage fabric
Nina's is beside mine - it is a giant cupcake, a little hard to tell because the lid is askew
Jeff's is on the back left

Elizabeth's box is a panda bear, she likes the Kung Fu panda and calls all pandas "Po"

Nina put sweettart conversation heats in Starbucks coffee bottles - can you see mine sticking out of the top  of my box?

These next 3 pictures are SIL John's box
Isn't he funny, using that grumpy photo of Elizabeth?



this was on one end of John's box - I think he use paint prints of his feet and Elizabeth's hands.  

Jimmy's box
lots of google eyes
yummy fruit pizza that Nina brought for our dessert



Thats one of our family traditons- it's really fun,  not expensive the way we do it and something we look forward to every year.  








6 comments:

  1. What a cute idea the valentines day boxes, besides the sweetheart candy what kinds of goodies did you find in your boxes?

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  2. not too much candy - things like Dollar Tree toys, chapstick, I got a very nice wooden bird and a heart mug,
    The boys got slim jims - also toothbrushes, pencils., .
    When we started this traditon, the "fillings" were pretty much all candy. I think the kids would each get a bag of candy and then split it between all the boxes so we would each end up with a nice assortment

    and of course cards would be nice too!

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  3. Wonderful idea! We're going to do this next year!

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  4. I love this idea, the boxes look so much fun to make, and inexpensive.

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  5. What a sweet tradition. Glad you all had fun.

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  6. What a sweet tradition. Glad you all had fun.

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