It’s that day we all love or love to hate – Valentine’s Day. I hope yours is a memorable one! My oldest son is having another Kindergarten first today, his first Valentine’s party where he’ll be exchanging Valentine’s cards with his classmates. I’m sure he would have been happy to choose a box from the shelves at Target – Cars, Star Wars or the like. I wanted to do something of the homemade variety. We found all kinds of inspiration on Pinterest, including these adorable little treat boxes filled with Goldfish crackers.
As it turns out, there is a free printable template for the tags at Tammy Mitchell Photography. Score! (She has lots of other fun stuff on her site too, so be sure to check it out.) There was only one problem. Jake didn’t want to use Goldfish for his Valentines. Candy and only candy would do. And I decided to indulge him. Yay for Swedish Fish!
We printed the decorative tags on white cardstock and used a 2″ scallop circle punch (get one if you don’t have one, they are awesome for making cupcake toppers!) to fancy them up. I love the idea of the pillow boxes Tammy used, but happened to have some small cello bags on hand that were perfect for our little fish.
I could have printed his name on the cards, but this seemed like a great opportunity for some handwriting practice…
A few staples and some glue stick action and voilà – the finished product:
Pretty cute, don’t you think?
Happy Valentine’s Day!