Vintage Valentines - Crafting with my Kids

>> Monday, February 8, 2010

I found these adorable little vintage Valentine images for free at Vintage Holiday Crafts.

The kids and I printed and cut them out, then glued them to some construction paper. Inside we used a small square of scrapbooking paper [from a package I bought at the Dollar Tree] for the boys to write their messages on.

Hubby got an extra special valentine- I pulled out the paper doilies (from last year's valentine project) and got busy!

Happy early Valentine's Day, everyone!

Linked up to Tracy over at Crazy Suburban Mom for Retro Tuesday

and the Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday


CastoCreations February 8, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

Wow! You guys really put a lot of effort into those cards. I have a feeling I'll take the cheap and lazy route and buy cards for my son when the time comes. :) I do love stuffing them with candies though. That was always my favorite part of valentine's day.

Tara Beaulieu February 9, 2010 at 8:35 AM  

Casto- their school has a strict "no sweets" policy this year so not a stitch of candy/cookie goodness can be delivered with their valentines. That's why I take the extra step of making cards with them- so at least the kids get something that's a bit more special than just a little rectangle cardboard strip with a cartoon character on it. If I *could* do something simple with candy, it would make buying the cards so much more appealing! :)

Maureen February 9, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

I love the vintage images. So cute!

Vonlipi February 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

Those are simply adorable! Thank you for sharing! :)

Postcardy February 10, 2010 at 8:41 PM  

I think those are much better than the valentines they sell for kids now.

Happy Cottage Quilter February 10, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

How very fun! They really turned out cute!


LV February 10, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

A great way to spend quality time with the children. That was very nice.

P. February 10, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

What a great idea! Such a cute project. Handmade Valentines are the best!

The Frugal Fraulein February 10, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

The homemade touch really makes a difference.

Bea February 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

Love your Valentines. Bet the boys had fun putting them together. And so much more interesting than the ones they sell today.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove February 11, 2010 at 1:21 AM  

These turned out so cute! What a fun thing to do.

Cherie February 11, 2010 at 3:48 AM  

Are these for school? I want to be in that classroom. I want one...oh excuse me..I lost myself for a moment. You are going to put a smile on many a parents face this week. What a wonderful idea!

Keetha Broyles February 11, 2010 at 7:23 AM  

I remember once-upon-a-childhood-time MAKING all my valentines with a red paper heart pasted over a paper doily.

Elizabeth February 11, 2010 at 7:26 AM  

How wonderful that you are teaching your boys to make Valentines!

grace February 11, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

great project and great memories for the future

Gail February 11, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

These are awesome! I'm going to have to check out that website. Well done on your Valentine's...looks like you had fun. ;)

CC February 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

Oooo, what great fun you must have's better than store bout anytime. I love the old valentines.
Happy VTT..

Coloradolady February 11, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

THese are so cute! How fun to find the images and be able to use them...I love this idea. I am sure you had a great day working on this! Happy VTT!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs February 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

What lovely "vintage" Valentines...I can remember making Valentines with my mommy when I was younger...sweet memories! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings, Grace

Serendipity Handmade February 11, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

So cute! Stop by my blog to see more valentines on the 14th!

Happy VTT!

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