Monday, February 14, 2011


At my children's elementary school, they are not allowed to bring candy in with their Valentines.
BUGS ME to no end!

Some silliness about an epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes.

Ok, those are real things. But I can guarantee that kids are not obese or afflicted with diabetes because of the twice a year school parties they have. I'd venture a guess that it has more to do with what they eat at home then the treats they get at school a few times a year.

Alright, I'm off my soapbox. because we can't bring candy, and because I was informed that they don't like all the pencils and stickers that people substitute, we opted to include nothing with our cards.

But instead of store bought cards, we sat down for a couple of hours and made our Valentine's.

Julia and Kate are past the Valentine's Day party stage, so Kate helped with the process.

It was actually really fun, and hopefully these cards will be loved for their uniqueness, rather than thrown out with the rest by a bunch of parents who are sick of finding Valentines all over the house and chuck them when their kids aren't looking.

Not that I've ever done that or anything. Ahem.

1 comment:

  1. The rules of school KILL ME! Yes, kids are fat because they eat candy hearts once a year and not because school lunches are made up of tater tots and cheese toast...right.

    At least your Valentine's are super cute. And fat free!


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