Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “treasure”. Today is Valentine’s Day and I thought it was a great coincidence for this theme.
Love and a loving relationship with the people who are closest to you is something you treasure. At our house, we’ve been anticipating Valentine’s Day for about a week, the time when we hand made Valentine cards for one another. I didn’t glance at what my boys were working on but my youngest couldn’t resist looking. Do you know how hard it is to draw and color when you have to cover your artwork with one hand? My kids worked on their card together and they created the biggest Valentine card I’ve ever received.
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure – huge Valentine card
On my end, I made the same Valentine card for both kids. Nothing says love better than squirrels and nuts, doesn’t it? I complemented the cards with Toblerone chocolate and a couple of cute little monkeys with Velcro hands so the boys can hang them around the house. I think they were a hit.
I’m nuts about you squirrel Valentine card
And now I’ll be treasuring these Valentine cards by storing them in our “special boxes” for the memories.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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For the past couple of weeks, love has been in the air at our house. I’ve been taping various love notes and the kids’ Valentine’s cards to our kitchen cabinet.
Valentine’s Day love notes
Look, I even got a lovebug yesterday!
I surprised my kids by leaving them Valentine’s cards and chocolate on the kitchen table to discover this morning. I didn’t want to ignite any sibling rivalry so I made them exactly the same cards and gave them exactly the same chocolate.
My Valentine’s cards to my boys
Apparently they were very excited by my choice of chocolate and both ran upstairs after they saw it to say, “Thank you for the chocolate, Mama!” Gosh, I hope they share some of it…
Toblerone chocolate for Valentine’s Day
Finally, I posted the photo below on my photography website but I thought I’d share it here too. Whether you have someone special to celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, there’s always an opportunity to feel grateful for the people dear to you.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Marcel Proust quote – be grateful
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust
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