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Valentine’s Day ’
Monday, February 8th, 2010
I am a lover of holidays, especially the holiday of love. So it’s no surprise that in the years I was single I started my own Valentine’s Day tradition, sending messages to say “I love you,” to all the honeys in my life: both my grandmas, my sister, my best friend (living two cities away), you get the idea.
This year I’m happy to say I found the perfect Fair Trade Cards, made in Haiti by members of the sewing cooperative, Cooperative d’Artisanat. Not only are they gorgeous and hand-beaded but when you buy these or any Haitian product through eBay World of Good, 10% of the proceeds go to UNICEF.
Spread the love!
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Valentine’s Day is one of my very favorite excuses to craft, and if you’re looking for a non-sugary, inexpensive gift, look no further. The Long Thread posted this adorable heart crayon, made by melting crayon scraps, but she took it one step further by mounting it on this sweet card! And she’s that nice that you can dowload two different heart cards from her blog for free.
Now that’s true love!
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Yes, it’s that time again…time to spread the love. It’s almost Valentine’s Day! And really, there’s no better reason to craft!
Cool Mom Picks has teamed up with Etsy for this very cool Color-Your-Own Valentine’s Day Card Design Contest. They are looking for nine creative, cool Valentine’s Day cards that kids can color themselves and then pass out to their friends. They’ll pick their favorites and whip them up into a downloadable and printable PDFs for purchase at Etsy’ own shop.
And better yet, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation, which helps children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the USA.
The winners will have their work featured as one of the nine limited edition printable cards. Plus, the lucky winners will be showered with love and admiration on Cool Mom Picks as well as on the Etsy Storque Blog and their respective Twitter and Facebook pages. Winning designs will also be featured under the special “Etsy Contest Winners” section on the Cool Mom Picks homepage for the entire month of February with your name and a link back to your etsy shop or web page.
Contest rules here.
Monday, November 30th, 2009
While it’s true that the Thanksgiving turkey has yet to be carved, Save the Children is calling on all of your pre-K through 12th graders to put their thinking caps on for Valentines Day. From now through December 1, children can create their own unique Valentines Day cards and enter to win the grand prize—a $500 savings bond, as well as the opportunity to meet spokeswoman and Save the Children Artist Ambassador Julianna Moore and to join her during press appearances to promote the cards in January.
Select Valentines Day cards will be posted online in mid-December, and kids can vote for their favorites in each of the five age-specific categories. The five winning designs, one for each age group, will be printed on cards available in January and offered as part of a gift with a donation to benefit Save the Children’s anti-poverty programs in the United States. For full contest rules and more details on how to apply, click here.
Friday, February 13th, 2009
Still looking for last-minute gift ideas? Check out this quick and easy craft you can do with your kids, from our February issue. Amanda Kingloff (our amazing craft guru) gives you the play-by-play on how to make a super-cute candy bar wrapper and personalized tag.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Ok…it's my last chance to obsess over Valentine crafts. If you are still feeling uninspired in the world of love-filled projects, this should fill your void. What would we do without these amazingly creative people, sharing their amazingly creative ideas? I shudder at the thought.
Starting from top left: Matchbox treats from Inchmark; Newspaper heart garland from Maya Made via Whip Up; Lunch bag from Zakka Life; Butterfly valentine from Skip to my Lou; Salt dough conversation hearts from Kiddio via The Crafty Crow; Chocolate Pretzel Buttons from Enamor via The Crafty Crow; Hearts on a stick from Plum Pudding; Tic tac toe hearts from Alpha Mom.
Come to think of it, is it love or crafts that make the world go 'round? It really is a toss up. Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
And now back to our regularly scheduled V-day kidsfest. If you're looking for cute, cheap Valentine's stuff for the kiddos, look no further than the fabulous (and generous!) Secret Agent Josephine. She posted these printable animal valentines (which are way cuter than the usual drugstore fill-in-a-character-here fare), and they're free to boot! If your kid isn't handing out valentines at school yet, there's also a black and white colorable version. Can grown-ups give out valentines too?
Found via kirtsy.
Monday, February 9th, 2009
Despite the fact that even my local Trader Joe's has been mega-blinged out with V-day decorations for weeks, I haven't really processed the idea that it's actually this weekend. Oops. My guy and I don't get each other big gifts but I would like make him something small and sweet. I'd prefer to make rather than buy—especially given the state of the economy—but what can you whip up for a guy? My craft skills tend toward the girly, so unless he'd like an embroidered flowered hankie, I'm gonna need some help.
I haven't had any luck online, because everywhere I look the projects I find are for mums and kids. (Of course, maybe that's just because my slice of the Web is chockablock full of mommy blogs.) I digress. Here's the question:
Are you doing or making something for your hubby/significant other for Valentine's Day? I'm desperate for some creative, thoughtful, and cheap ideas. Please share!