Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you want to do something that’s more meaningful than commercial. I came up with this gift that can work for anybody special in your life.
I used a fun font on my computer to create a list of fun (and cheap!) things to do. This could be a list of activities to do with your kids or things you enjoy doing as a family. You could fill this with coupons for your kids or write things you admire and/or are thankful for about someone. There are a lot of possibilities.
Make sure you put enough space between lines so you’ll be able to cut them out. I then printed these out on red, white, pink, and patterned scrapbook paper and cut them into strips.
I put the strips in a mason jar. I cut up some of the paper scraps into confetti and put that in the bottom of the jar. And I decorated the jar with scraps I had in my scrapbook bag, plus I made a “Great Date Ideas” label to glue to the front.
Finally, I made a card, again from things in my scrapbook bag.
It’s a great way to use up those things you bought but have never used. You can also use leftover art and school supplies or find them on sale or with weekly coupons available at craft stores. Yes, it takes more time than buying a present, but it is loaded with meaning because it came from your heart, something everyone appreciates.
And something for you! I’ve joined up with other writers to offer our readers a special Valentine’s Day countdown with giveaways. Each day will be a post by another author so check the link each day! Most of us will do a giveaway each day plus a grand prize giveaway–a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Check it out!
Comment below for a chance to win an ebook version of my Valentine’s book, Be Mine. The fun only lasts until Feb. 14th! And checkout this link for the grand prize giveaway plus links to other authors who are participating. https://www.jackiecastle.com/valentines-countdown.html