Valentine’s Day is barreling at us as February kicks off next week. Both kids have simple Valentine’s Day parties at their schools with the standard card swap and hoopla. That is all fine and well, but I have been struggling to come up with a way to make the holiday mean something more than just a frantic one hour school event. I know Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, but that doesn’t mean it can’t actually mean something.
After some brainstorming I came up with this little affirmation-filled decor I dubbed the “Why I Love You” Wreath. This wreath hangs in an easily accessible spot in our house and is filled with little thoughts that hold true for every member of the family. Reasons I love them. Reasons I feel so lucky to be a part of their lives. Any time someone needs a little pick me up, they can take down a card and I will add a new one. Cause there are about 1 million reasons to love these people.
- Wreath base – This could be just a cardboard circle. I used my wood wreath base – nothing fancy.
- Double sided tape
- Felt – 1 sheet white, 1 sheet red
- Paper squares
- Glue dots
1. Cut out hearts from your white and red felt. Keep them all about the same size. Mine were around 1 – 1.5 inches tall and wide.
2. Run double sided tape along the outer and inner edge of your wreath.
3. In an alternating pattern, stick the red and white hearts around the outer and inner edge of the wreath. You won’t use all the hearts – don’t worry.
4. Write all the reasons you feel love – towards your kid, your spouse, your self – on paper squares.
5. Stick the remaining felt hearts to the papers with double sided tape.
6. Stick the decorated paper squares around the inside of the wreath.
7. As you or your family take the words of love down, add new ones.