Our children love a celebration, so although we don't usually make a big deal out of Valentine's Day, both Joy and I decided to have a special family dinner this year and our kids are counting down the minutes!
To make our dinner a bit special, I cut out felt hearts for place-mats and used the blanket stitch on my sewing machine to stitch around the edges. I would have loved to embroider all our names, but since this was all very last minute and made in between school and ballet trips, I quickly personalised them using alphabet stamps on some small trips of cotton tape. Each one has a little pocket and we have all been busy writing little notes to everyone else in the family to be opened at dinner. Since I have been asked to spell "muscles" and "ordinary" and "pumpkin" I can't wait to see what they say!
Joy decorated her table with pretty place-mats made from wrapping paper purchased at Kikki K. Joy simply cut a scalloped border around the printed white heart and the plan is to let her two little ones draw pictures on them after dinner. With home made heart chocolates for desert, and pink cordial for a special treat, Joy's children think Valentine's Day is very cool indeed!
Happy Valentine's Day to you all xoxox