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Happy Valentine’s Day! Sending out virtual hugs to all of you today! I feel lucky to feel like I’ve gotten to widen my friend circle with this blog over the years—I tell everyone how the internet has been a really warm and welcoming place in the comment section of this site (and how shocking it is to read the comments, by contrast, in much wider-reaching forums—yikes!), so thank you!

I’m going to post some links that have caught my attention this week and then hurry off to try to make the school pickup special for the kids. Anything fun planned this evening? Hope it’s a good one. And to those of you who get Monday off, cheers to the long weekend!

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7 Last-Minute Valentine’s Gifts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is this week somehow. January 2020 seems to have been equal parts the longest and shortest month in a long time. If you need some last-minute Valentine’s gift idea inspirations just for the kids, here are some sweet ideas. 

Both Hudson and Skyler are now at an age where they love participating in crafts and DIY projects, so most of these ideas are projects which you can easily do together. Just last week, we all helped make Skyler a birthday banner to take to her 6th birthday party and they got so into it. Of course if your kids are very young, be sure to choose something that you don’t mind finishing for them (at least, that’s my experience). But whether you are just making them with your kids, for your kids, or for them to take to their classmates in school, the whole process can be a fun family activity.

What matters to me is that they feel excited about making and delivering their valentines gifts more than about the ones they get. The cute factor, the clever puns… that’s probably more for me or the grown-up trying to read them aloud beside them. At least for now.

Still, here are seven really cute ideas (including a few punny ones)…

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Gift Guide for your Valentine

A few gift suggestions if you’d like to get something for your valentine, whomever that may be. (Maybe it’s you!)

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