Monday, February 3, 2014

Chapstick Valentines

I've probably confessed to this before, but I truly hate Valentine's Day.  It's a holiday that the meaning has been lost, thanks to retailers and crazy parents who buy into this stuff.  I'm smart enough to realize that my views on Valentine's Day should not effect my children and so we always make our Valentines for classmates.

My son is too old to do Valentines this year, thank goodness.  That left my daughter.

We came up with these:

For the record, these aren't all that thrifty.  You can get a box of valentines without candy at the dollar store.  You can get a box of valentines at WalMart with candy for about five bucks.  The valentines were made with stuff I had around the house so that part was free but the tubes of lip balm were fifteen bucks.  I ordered my daughter's birthday gift off from Amazon and this was an "add on" item which meant I paid no shipping charges for it.

You may wonder why we opted to go this route, especially when I hate Valentine's Day so much.  The answer is that I have no idea.  I don't care for the candy idea and this seemed practical.  As for the cost. . . I should have dumped the idea when I saw how much it would be.  Who knows why I agreed to it.  I'm getting soft in my old age, I guess.

If you haven't left me for being a hypocrite and you're still reading, here's how I did it.

I made the valentines on Word.  Here's a copy without my daughter's name, if you want one.


Gather your supplies:

Trim your valentines.

Fold them with two creases.

Tape your tubes inside.

...and staple closed.

Done!  No candy but, hopefully, something most kids would use.

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