Bloggers from around the world are submitting photos of the creative “Hearts” they’ve made with their children for inclusion in an eBook of Heart Projects that will be sold later in February!
There will be associated give-aways of projects, the eBook, and some products by companies like Melissa and Doug and Fudoo Boards! More info on that to come!
In addition to our Tofu Hearts, Critters and Crayons made felt heart ornaments for our new tradition: The Season Tree. And here are the details!
As we packed away our Christmas tree this year (in Mid-January), I found myself a little sad about it. But, I realized that we had a small branch tree we bought in Germany years ago that we store away every year with the Christmas decorations.
Our kids and I decided that this leafless golden tree would become a permanent part of our home decor year round. Every month, depending on the season, holiday or celebration, our family will decorate it together with things that we make around the kitchen table.
Here is our first tree of the year: The Valentine’s Day Tree.
This past Christmas, we were unable to send out our Christmas cards because there were problems with how they were printed. We still had 50 cards on hand. The colors we wore are right for Valentine’s Day- Red, white and black.
The kids cut the cards around the photos. This was excellent for their scissor-work.
I found beautiful felt heart ornaments for $1.99 a pack of 12 at Hobby Lobby as well as some pretty and inexpensive felt stickers.
The kids glued the photos they cut from the cards onto the felt heart ornaments and decorated them with the felt heart stickers.
Then, we hung all the ornaments on the Valentine’s Day Tree as a family.
The kids are already talking about how they want to decorate the tree for March’s St. Patrick’s Day.
The neat thing about this activity is that it gives us something to look forward to doing each month together. The kids have taken an interest in the calendar, months of the year, and associated holidays. If you have one of those magnetic wooden calendars, pull it out as you prepare for the new tree decor.
Have you started any family traditions this year?