kickin’ it old school: valentine’s boxes

by emily on January 18, 2011

in projects

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Yep, we’re keeping cheesy, mushy, lovey-dovey love alive and well here. This weekend, Michael and I decorated shoe boxes for Valentine’s Day. Just like we used to do in elementary school, only the purpose is a bit different.

Photobucket As often as we choose, we’re going to write down things we love or appreciate about each other, as well as little thank-you’s for things and slip them inside. I cut out colored strips of paper (since I’m a crazy person) to match and we’ve got them in a little jar next to the boxes.

Photobucket I thought an idea like this could definitely translate for a family–children could decorate their own little boxes and siblings and parents can write nice things or thank you’s to slide in before the big day. The idea could also be used as the “mailbox” for 14 Days of Valentine’s surprises–each day a different clue, note, or small present could be left inside.

Photobucket They can be as girly/frilly or plain and simple as you like. We tried to provide examples of each–can you guess whose is whose? Heh.

If decorating the boxes seems like too much work, or you want to go a different direction, I saw adorable little mini mailboxes that come in Valentine’s colors in the dollar bin at Target that could easily be decorated (or left plain) and used instead. We just had the shoe boxes on hand and decided it would be fun to go this route.

Just thought I’d pass along the project idea!

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pam Lynn January 18, 2011 at 11:14 am

These are adorable!

Thank you for keeping ‘cheesy, mushy, lovey-dovey, love’ alive in the world.

…what the world needs now, is love, sweet love…

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Katie b January 18, 2011 at 11:37 am

I love it. You’re such a Valentine’s inspiration!

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Anna January 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

Such a cute idea. Love it.

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Alyssa Paul January 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I LOVED making those mailboxes in elementary school. I still have fond memories of doing that.

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Marie Orton January 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm

That is such a cute idea Emily! You are very creative!

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Kelli January 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm

That’s a great idea for my little family. The girls will love it. Too bad some of us need a holiday to remember to tell each other the good things!

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