*Sometime back in January* “Lily, what kind of Valentines do you want to make this year?”
“Something with horses.”
It’s funny – these Valentines actually took quite a journey during the planning stages. First I was set on a horse shoe theme, using the “lucky” tagline. I went from considering real horse shoes (too heavy) to paper ones (too flimsy) to card stock shoes, but I still wasn’t thrilled about the concept.
We picked up banana patterned ribbon at Michael’s (which was too wide for my liking so I cut the ribbon into thinner strips – getting 3 thinner strips instead of the 1 larger ribbon.
I made some tags, still using the “lucky” line, adding some horse shoes to get the point across.
You can save the printable tag and print some for yourself!
After Lily filled out the tags for her friends, I punched a single hole in the top left hand corner and tied a tag around each pony with the ribbon.
The Valentine’s were handed out at school yesterday and were apparently a hit. It was nice to find a relatively simple idea (and one that was candy-free since her classroom has some allergy restrictions).
What Valentine’s did you whip up this year?
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