Last up in our DIY Valentine's Day craft video series, here's an embroidered heart handmade card that your kids can easily sew and send, created by Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte!
We love Valentine's Day cards you can make yourself, and up next in our DIY Valentine's Day craft video series here's a DIY secret code braille card that your kids will love making and sending to their friends and family.
No need to fret if you haven't made a fun Valentine's Day treat for the kidlets yet. Thankfully for us last-minute types, simple surprises always do the trick. All you need to make one of these three sweet surprises is a basic recipe and a cookie cutter.
When it comes to Valentine's Day cards, we think the best ones are those handmade by our kids. So how exciting that we teamed up with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte (love her!) in a DIY Valentine's Day craft video series brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service and its new limited-edition Sealed with Love stamp. Sweet!
With Valentine's Day on Thursday, many of us will be getting our kids ready for the Annual Valentine's Day Card Exchange, held in classrooms all over the country. Get ready with this carefully curated list of attractive printable classroom cards.
It used to be that Valentine's Day meant a romantic breakfast in bed with my husband. These days, we're lucky if we wake up without a sneaky child nestled between us.
Red may be the official hue of Valentine's Day, but you don't have to give red roses or wear a splash of red to get in the official Valentine's Day spirit. You can also whip up something red. Red velvet, to be exact.
Gift baskets have a bit of a bad reputation. Most of them reek as corporate or impersonal, which are the last things you want your sweetie to think about your gift on Valentine's Day. But I would personally be thrilled to get any one of these.
Everywhere I look, from fashion magazines to the fingers and earlobes of the Meatpacking District fashionistas in NY, it seems that rose gold jewelry is here and it's not going anywhere.
Next in our series of Valentine's gift ideas, ideas for gifts you can make yourself. Whether you're super crafty, a maestro with the convection oven, or just handy with construction paper and the kids' leftover glue sticks, here's a great array of 17 DIY Valentines Day gift ideas you can make yourself.
For those boys--and girls--who prefer bugs and dinosaurs to pink doily hearts, we've rounded up some of our favorite Valentine's cards for the kids to hand out to their classrooms.
Second in our series of Valentine's Day gift ideas: ideas for gifts for him or for her. Whether it's for your sweetheart, your fiance, your longtime spouse, an awesome niece, or even just a special friend who needs a little love.
As much as I love Valentine's Day, I know not every woman wants (or needs) an expensive Valentine's gift.
We're excited to present our first gift guide series of Valentine's Day gift ideas, with lots of goodies for all the loves of your life, starting with gift ideas for kids of all ages.
If you are one of those crazy cupcake baking parents (you know who you are. Own it! Wear it proudly!) then you probably have your secret sources for everything decorative. Here's one more.
Last week, we shared an adorable DIY Valentine Card Kit and---wow!---so many of you wanted to grab a set, she had to temporarily shutter the shop while she made more.
If pink and red are a little too sweet for your taste on Valentine's Day, try some mustard. As in, these gorgeous mustard and cream organic onesies that feature a hip, understated version of hearts and arrows.
I'm never going to be the mom who looks at the DIY Valentine's craft project for kids on Pinterest--the one that requires a Cricut and a hot glue gun and six trips to the craft store--and says aha! That's the one for us! But still, I'd like my kids to put a little bit of effort into their own Valentine's cards for the class.
You've officially got one month til Valentine's Day. And the word nerd in your life is going to adore this free DIY Valentine's Day message that takes a little bit of scrabbling to puzzle out.
The only thing cuter than adorable baby feet is adorable baby feet wearing sweet little baby booties.
Don't panic, mamas, if you realize you've forgotten cards for the sitter, or the teachers or uh...your actual Valentine. We've got you covered with some last minute crafts, recipes and more that you can have done tonight, tomorrow morning, or before the kids get home from school.
If you're looking for a ridiculously adorable Valentine for your baby too young for sweets, we've got just the thing. And it's not edible.
I adore paper dolls, probably because I used to hand-draw them for hours as a child.
Once upon a time there was bare space on the wall
Ready for some Valentine's Day sweet talk? You can pack a festive Valentine's Day lunch that'll make kiddo swoon without even relying on those candy conversation hearts.
On Valentine's Day, not every kid wants to hand out cards with Barbies and Care Bears. For the rest of them, we love these too-cute pirate themed Valentines cards that you can make yourself (for almost free!)
If you're looking for a sweet Valentines gift for a baby too young for chocolate bonbons, here's a totally adorable idea.
I always love seeing what's new and fun at Martha Stewart Crafts around the holidays, and especially Valentine's Day. Or as we like to think of it, That Day That All The Glitter Ended Up in The Rug.
When it comes to giving Valentines gifts, I'll refrain from saying that my kids are "sweet enough already." But, let's face it: they'll be bombarded with candy hearts, lollipops and other sweets on the 14th.
As much as I love incredibly crafty Valentine's cards for kids, I know my limits in time and ability, especially when I need about twenty cards for each of three kids.
We've seen a ton of heart jewelry leading up to Valentine's Day, but the one that's stolen my heart isn't flashy, blingy, or loaded with diamonds. In fact, It isn't even shiny.
My husband and I do Valentine's Day Lite, meaning that we will not be forking out $200 for a fancy meal, or buying each other expensive jewelry or electronics as a sign of our devotion. But that doesn't mean I am totally comfortable with handing him a greeting-store card and calling it a day.
My four year-old can spend an entire afternoon playing with rubber stamps. And I must admit, I never thought of using them much myself until watching her and seeing some of the results. (She's good!)
If you're a mom, you could pretty much rename Valentine's Day, Lots and Lots of Random Paper That My Kids Won't Let Me Recycle Day. Wouldn't it be great if you could start with a PDF and just print the paper you actually wanted?
I have Joe Cocker in my head right now. He's singing You Are So Beautiful to Me, and I'm getting all choked up when his voice cracks at that one point at the end. He also happens to be singing the song to the unbelievably amazing treats from Ugly Truffles.
Let's face it. At some point in time, everybody ends up staring at the last flower petal, thinking, "He loves me not? FINE." I've been there, too.
My kids are no strangers to candy, though I have to admit that the amount of sweet stuff they collect at Valentine's Day is over the top.
I love the idea of leaving sweet little notes for my son and husband on a daily basis. You know, like: You're perfect; I love you; and Put your dirty socks in the hamper.
I've never been the biggest fan of heart-shaped anything. But now that I have kids--and one in particular who likes to draw hearts on just about everything--well, they're starting to grow on me.
Even with two older sisters who keep him well in touch with his feminine side, it didn't take long before my son had decided pink was a "girl" color and that his sweet puppy tees should be traded for race cars and dinosaurs.
I always find so much cute stuff for girls, especially for Valentine's Day, but I don't know what to give the boys. -Shannon
Most girls -my own daughter included- have lots of these little metal snap barrettes lying around and, if you happen to be a crafty type, you probably also have some pretty wool felt at home, too.
I love the romantic idea behind a young couple carving their initials in a tree so that all passersby and woodland creatures will bear witness to their devotion for years to come.
I can't stop giggling over these printable cupcake wrappers.
If Valentine's Day is coming closer and closer (and it is), and you still have no idea what to give your beloved, don't fret. Instead take a look at what Ayako Akazawa, a senior designer at Chronicle Books, has put together for those of us with a soft spot for the mix tape
Our love for the creative handmade wooden teethers from Little Sapling Toys runs deep, and this adorable American Sign Language "I love you" teether is no exception.
We're always excited to learn when there's something new going on at The Fine Art of Family. But while not all of it is within everyone's budgets right now, here's one lovely new item that everyone can afford.
After yet another visit to the Beehive Co-op in Atlanta, Kristen ran home to tell me about some great new finds, and I'm starting to get jealous that the one in New York is up in Westchester and not in the city.
How do I love this anatomical heart necklace? Let me count the ways.
If I had to contribute one bit of mom wisdom to the new parents of the world, it would be to always have a stack of kid-friendly cards at the ready. My favorites have always been the ones with space for your kids to scribble a drawing or scratch out their own names, and make it personal.
Hearts, schmearts. Not every printed proclamation of love needs to involve pink or red or lacy frilly things. Me, I'm digging the love poster from Jennifer Ramos of Made by Girl.
I made the mistake of not purchasing "holiday" themed clothing for my daughter and I heard all about it, thanks to all her friends dressed in pumpkin and snowman covered t-shirts. So, with Valentine's Day around the corner, I'm not going to make the same mistake--except I'm playing by my own rules and snatching up a Recycle Love shirt from CMP fave Tiny Revolutionary.
I think the sweet little silver heart charm around your neck is a nice sentiment for a Valentine's Day gift, but I'll be honest, I outgrew that look a good while ago. These days, my tastes tend more towards the Silver Carneilan Love Fob,
I know a few moms who think that Valentine's day is strictly for adult-sized people. But knowing how much my toddler adores holidays, there's no way I could leave her out entirely while her dad and I pop the Moet and scarf down truffles.