I have a confession to make.
I don’t buy my husband anything for Valentine’s Day. Not even a card. And he doesn’t buy me anything either. Not even a card.
Do you still like me? I promise there’s a good reason for this!
You see, in the beginning we were poor. As in, root around in the car seat cushions looking for loose change so we could do laundry poor. We decided then that Valentine’s Day was a sweet idea but that we didn’t need to do anything extra for each other on that day to show our love. Although, I might have made him do the dishes. Any excuse for that!
But, then we had some munchkins come into our lives and it all changed. We still don’t buy anything (not even cards!) for each other but we do enjoy taking the opportunity to have fun celebrating this extra-sweet day with the sweetest two kiddos we know.
This year my youngest and I have had fun using homemade modeling clay in two different ways.
The first was to make these darling Clay Heart Tags. I’m including the recipe for this easy-peasy homemade clay at the bottom of this post.
The second way we used our homemade modeling clay was to make Heart Shaped Magnets for my little Miss to give to her classmates at school. She cut out the appropriate number of hearts and we left them to dry overnight.
Then she personalized each one in her own style. Which means that there are some that only have a banana on them. Not sure how she made the correlation between Valentine’s Day and fruit but I don’t ask questions.
Then I glued a small magnet to the back of each heart. I used superglue but you could also use hot glue. It just needs to be something stronger than regular craft/school glue.
And they are all ready to be delivered to her friends on Valentine’s Day! Maybe we could call this one, “You’re the Apple of My Eye”???
As Valentine’s Day draws closer, I think back to those years of scrounging around in the seat cushions for loose change, dates where we had to share meals (we still do that sometimes!) and going window shopping because we couldn’t afford to actually go into the stores. Those were some of the sweetest times in our marriage and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world!
Maybe this year I’ll get my husband a card after all…and tell him just how much those memories mean to me!
Thanks so much for joining me at the Fence today,