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Valentine’s Day cards and crafts

1 Feb

Valentine’s Day is a sweet holiday, especially if you keep it simple.  Here are some ideas for cards and crafts that you can make for your family and friends.  And if you have kids, they will love making them with you too.

I thought these tea bags were adorable and very simple to make. I am making a box for my friend with different inspirational and Valentine’s Day messages.  They will be a nice start to her day!

Write a special tag for each tea bag!

Create a special tag for each tea bag!

 

These homemade cards are super cute.

You glue a miniature envelope to a piece of card stock, decorate it with hearts and sayings and tuck your gift into the envelope.  Movie tickets, tickets to a play or a favorite restaurant gift certificate are all excellent gift ideas.

Miniature envelopes hold your gift for a friend!

Miniature envelopes hold your gifts for friends or family!

Handmade soaps are fun to make and always appreciated. Here are some ideas for heart-shaped ones with messages of “Love”.

"Love" soaps

Soaps made with love!

And for only $10 each, you can send these sweet E-Valentines from NRDC that help save wildlife while bringing joy to everyone on your list.  My daughter is sending her grandfather the “Glad You’re In My Pack” card that helps protect wolves.  And for my Mom, she will love the “You’re Purrfect!” card that helps keep bobcat kittens safe.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

My Dad will love this one!

My Dad will love this one!

Purrfect for my Mom!

Purrfect for my Mom!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

30 Apr

A few fun and different Mother’s Day gift ideas:

On the NRDC Green gifts website, you can help support the local and organic food movement while also buying a great cookbook for your mom, grandmother, aunt or sister!  Image

Two other cute ideas I saw on one of my favorite blogs (Progressive Pioneer) are Jenny Kostecki-Shaw’s new project, the Mother’s Wisdom Deck.

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And a fun project to make with your kids — May Day cones — which are traditionally for May 1 but I am thinking they make a cute Mother’s Day present.