Me and MadDad have never been ones for shows of undying love. We are a solid couple who try and bring love in to our everyday, rather than celebrate once a year. However, when you have children that is not always possible, especially when they get hold of a cerebration and want to make it theirs.
So who was St Valentine. Well he was a Christian call Vanetininus amd He was arrested and imprisoned upon being caught marrying Christian couples and otherwise aiding Christians who were at the time being persecuted by Claudius in Rome. Helping Christians at this time was considered a crime. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner — until Valentinus tried to convert the Emperor — whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn’t finish him, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate.
So the boys are away that Valentines Day is about celebrating who you love and for standing up for things you believe in. We are firm believers in family. So we have embraced this and we fill out house with heats, good food and lots of home made heart crafting.
We stole this finger print idea off Mediocre Mum (who in turn had took inspiration from Jude at Artful Adventures) and made cards. I love these, they were very simple to make and the boys did all the work themselves, from cutting the paper, punching out the heart and arranging it all on the card.
We also used an old Boden catalogue and made scrap heart garlands with my heart punch. This is super easy for the children to do and looks really effective. Mini even managed to do the sewing on the machine with a little help from Mummy.
We also made some heart sugar cubes (tutorial to follow).