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A meaningful gift…
It's become a tradition in our home to write little love notes to each other for Valentine's Day. I realized that writing and receiving notes like this is one of my favorite things to do as a mama and as I thought about my kids growing up I love thinking about this being a childhood memory for them they'll cherish. Since I'm a bit of a sentimental, I thought about how much I love receiving notes even as an adult now so I wanted to give my kids something they can have when they're older that they'd look back on and still feel loved no matter what age they'd read it.
So I came up with these affirmation cards for my kids this year and wanted to share them with you here so you can reference them again next year or use the idea for a meaningful birthday card or something to make for someone you love just because. These really can be used for all kinds of occasions and thats the beauty of this project.
This one is not only meaningful, but so so simple it can be done with things you already have from home. Here’s what you can grab on hand to make these yourself.
The things you’ll need:
-A recent picture of your kids (if you don't have one keep reading below to learn how I made some cute updated ones right at home)
-Card stock, a 5x7 size or any size you want your finished card to be
-Glue & scissors
-Optional paint or colored pencils
How I made ours…
I needed to get some new pictures of my kids so I set up a space in our living room with a blank canvas drop cloth and had my kids sit in front of it. I asked them questions, make them giggle and had fun making a quick little photoshoot with them.
Once I edited the pictures I liked best I put them into photoshop and made them a little smaller than the card I would use to write on then printed them off and started cutting out each kids picture. I cut around their body in the picture leaving a slight border around them to give it a little dimension. Then I glued the picture onto the middle of the card stock paper so their cute faces were front and center.
Affirm who they are…
Once I was done gluing all the pictures onto cards I took a card and started thinking intentionally about each of my kids. I wrote out words that described who they are, what they mean our family, and what I love about them. This part was so fun to think of my kids individually like this and how much their unique personalities add so much value to our family.
After I was done writing, I decided to fill in the rest of the white space with flowers or doodles and painted around it adding some special touches they could tell were just from mama. The night before Valentine’s Day I wrote each of them a letter on the back a little more about how much I love them and how I’ve seen them grow this year. They loved waking up the next morning to find all of these on our table. I even found my girls reading them over and over again to themselves later in the week.
Making this tradition extra special for them in this way made it feel even sweeter. I guarantee your kids will love receiving this little project from you and will cherish it for a lifetime.
If you decide to make these yourself too I’d love to see!! Leave a comment and tell me if you made them or tag me on Instagram to show me.
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