Totally, 100% stole this idea from a friend on Facebook. She posted that she had done this in the past and I just thought to myself- well there we go! Easy peasy, done and done.
So we took these pictures...
And then we punched some holes in them and stuck a sucker through!
And Happy Valentines Day to all the kids in their classes!!! I know they were a big hit b/c when I went to pick up Avé at preschool that day her teacher was showing another parent Avé's card. And at my boys' school I saw a girl in Jack's class run up to her mom and fish Jack's out of her bag full of Valentines and show it to her! And THEN at pick up the next day the PE teacher told me that he really thought Ben's Valentine was cool. I asked him where he had seen it and he named several first graders who had shown it to him! So... feel free to steal the idea that I stole and use it next year! Could NOT be easier!!!
Oh, and I don't think I did a very good job of explaining this
fake holiday to Av b/c she asked me on the way to the car after her class party, "Why I have all this candy anyway???" Don't worry. I left out my lecture on the evils of the card and floral industry and stayed pretty focused on why we will never own "The Little Mermaid."