Thursday, February 11, 2010

Uly's Valentine Cards are Finished!

After much deliberating, I finally decided what to do for Uly's Valentine cards for his kindergarten class. I was originally going to make this really yummy looking candy popcorn. I liked the idea of sending Uly with a treat instead of a traditional valentine card. However I started realizing that it was going to be a bit more work than I wanted to invest for all of his classmates.

This morning, Olea sent me an email with a blog post to check out with a note that said, "Wish Lala was bigger so we could make these!" When I read that, before I clicked on the link, I was wondering what she was talking about. I started thinking about sewing for little girls or something like that. I wasn't thinking Valentines' Day. When I finally clicked on the link I was excited by what I saw because it incorporated photography, my kids and candy. I don't think you can go wrong with that combination!

This photo of the finished product is not as good as I'd like it to be, but I think you'll get the idea. You take a picture of your child with his hand in a position like he's holding flowers or something. Then cut out a slit, punch a hole, or cut an "X" above and below the child's hand. Then insert a lollypop. It looks like he's handing you the sucker.

I loved the idea. Plus it looked easy!!!

Want a lolly?

Uly and His Valentine Card


Trena said...

Oh my gosh! Where can I get one?!?! Cutest valentine ever!

Cutzi said...

Ohhh... these are adorable Jess. Great job!

Jessica Stier said...

Thanks, ladies. The only problem with them is that they don't really mail all that well. Trena I can send you one but I think you'd have to insert your own lollypop.

Rachael Grotegut said...

I love this idea! I saw someone on Clickin Mom's did the same thing. I am a lame-o and just let the kids pick a box of valentines and I tape a piece of candy to it. Maybe next year?

Robyn{Lee} said...

Wow those are AWESOME!! :) Great job!