Sweet Valentines without the sweets
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Valentine's are a little bit tough for boys. It's not that they don't dig the parties and the fun cards - but it's the whole "lovey-dovey" aspect of the holiday. I can pretty easily see a way around it but sometimes I come up with things that are a little crazy so I just have to convince Lars that it's an awesome idea.
Lucky for me, Minted asked if we wanted to try out their new online class Valentines. I had already ordered tiny stamps online that had monsters on them. Narrowing down Minted's choices to monsters made it super simple and he got to do it himself. Monster stamps + Monster cards = candy free awesomeness for boys to give.
Girl Valentines are less difficult than boys - but put a yellow duck in this bag and you are all boy-ed out. Because I'm trying to get Pearl to think outside of the princess box, I encouraged her to look at other ideas for Valentine's Day when we ordered these last month. They are still pink, which makes her happy, but they are a little more fun (for boys and girls) than a princess tiara. Trust me.
And if you are going to pull out the puns (which I love) this is the time! Quack them up! And speaking of puns...
Personalized pencils are something everyone can use. And if you don't use a pencil anymore, you are missing out. Make a mistake? Erase it! Use the side and shade things. Your kids used it on the couch? No problem! I love old-school pencils and use them all the time. Personalize them and you have an awesome gift that people will always remember.
I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day! What are your kids giving their friends?