Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Countdown

During the month of December our family counted down the days until Christmas by reading a Christmas book each night and then getting a little surprise out of our stocking. The kids LOVED it! It was kind of sad when on December 26th they still asked to read a book and get a surprise out of the stocking. Because they enjoyed it so much and because I love celebrating holidays with my kids, I decided to make another countdown for Valentine's Day!

When I was young, we used to make these woven felt hearts all the time for Valentine's Day and I thought they would be perfect to use for our countdown! 

I bought some extra felt, but I mostly just used odds and ends I already had around the house- ribbon, puffy paint, and clothespins.

We just started our Valentine's Day book collection. I found a bunch of fun books while I was at Michael's recently. I hope to eventually collect 14 so we can read a new one each day!

The best part about the hearts is that they make a little pouch just perfect to hide a surprise in!

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with your family? Do you have a favorite Valentine's Day book?


  1. What a wonderful tradition for your family. They will remember these things all of their lives. The hearts are so cute and I am so impressed!

    1. Thanks! The kids have really enjoyed it. If we forget, they remind us!

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    1. Sure! I will message you a list of the books we have so far.