Hi Friends! I’m going to apologize in advance for the very heavy photo post, but there were just so many good shots I wanted to share!
I was so excited when a few of my favorite mama bloggers decided to have a Valentine’s Day exchange with our little ones! Jude and I had so much fun making and mailing and then receiving Valentine’s!
Let’s start with what we sent out! I wanted a semi-easy craft that Jude could help me with, so I started out with some 12×12 sheets of white paper and all the pink, purple, and red Do-A-Dot markers we own and then I let Jude go to town! We did it over a few days since we had to fill four sheets!
Once all the sheets were filled, I headed to my computer and opened Cricut Design Space and designed a heart with the words “Be Mine” cut out and a solid heart, and then I got to cutting! I somehow was able to do all of this with Jude in the room and he didn’t even touch the Cricut while it was cutting! #miracle
After everything was cut out and Jude was down for a nap :) I finished then up by gluing the hearts with marker dots onto the solid red hearts and then writing the “to” and “from” on the back of the red heart. After that I addressed them, sealed them, and added some washi tape to the back! Also, you may notice the “xoxo” included with Jude’s heart, I’ll share that craft soon!
And since I already had a lot of packages going out that day, I just had Jude put them all into our mail bin instead of going to the post office. #pregnantANDlazy
When I realized we would then be receiving all these fun Valentine’s, I decided Jude needed something to put them in! I was originally going to make a giant envelope out of felt for him, but then I spotted this mailbox for $3 at Target. #sold
Of course I decided to jazz it up a bit by personalizing it with a felt heart with a J cut in it that I made on the laser!
I added a little glue to the heart and bam, personalized Valentine’s Day mailbox! And I may have bought an extra mailbox for baby #2 next year! :)
Of course the best part of this whole thing, was receiving and opening all of the Valentine’s we received from our friends! I waited till we got all of them and then let Jude open them all at once this past weekend!
And even more exciting, my new camera lens arrived early so I was able to use it to snap pictures of Jude while he opened his cards!
He had so much fun opening all of the envelopes and inspecting what was inside of them! Also, we have some seriously crafty friends!
Brandon snapped this one us opening everything and I’m obsessed with Addie sitting behind Jude and watching him. She is never too far away from him, but I’m pretty sure it’s more because he leaves a trail of food and crumbs everywhere he goes.
This exchange was SO much fun and I hope we can do it again next year! Jude has been taking all of his cards in and out of his little mailbox the past few days and he loves looking at them all!
Make sure you head over to all of the other blogger’s pages to see what they made and sent out! Everyone was so creative and I’m so glad we were able to participate!
Tawnya, Scarlett, & Bodhi @ All of Life’s Little Adventures
Jen & Hattie @ And Hattie Makes Three
Ashley, Waverly, & Avalon @ Being Brickner
Jess & Abbie @ Being Mrs. Beer
Elizabeth & Mason @ Chasin’ Mason
Liz & Jude @ Ellie and Addie
Crystal & Mason @ Hall Around Texas
Desiree, Marcus, & Julia @ Macke Monologues
Natalie & Blair @ Nat Your Average Girl
Sara, Mac, & Mim @ Running From the Law
Jess, Cameron, & Louise @ Scott Family of Maine
Jessica, Cameron, & Emerson @ Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom
Sarah, Brantley, & Holden @ Seeing All Sides
Karli, Kaye, & Sawyer @ September Farm
Chrissy & Elin @ Simple Joys Blog
Courtney & Aria @ Sweet Turtle Soup
Meghan & Noah @ The Adventure Starts Here
Stephanie & Connor @ Wife Mommy Me
Whitney, Kinsey, & Brielana @ Work It Mommy