Monday, February 18, 2013

The Valentine's Loot

Well, I promised to share the Valentine's Day loot that my kids came home with, and here it is!



An entire table full of cards and candies from my boys' classrooms.  Fun character cards like Transformers and Minnie Mouse, plus candy like Air Heads, Tootsie Rolls and Fun Dips!  And, my first grader got a couple of pencils and a sharpener too (great for homework time).

My daughter came home with a bunch of Tootsie Pops, a giant Butterfinger Bar (her favorite), a cake pop, and a chunky charm bracelet.



My daughter really likes the bracelet and now wants to make some like it.


And here's what they got from Mom & Dad...

Some of you may know that the Chinese New Year was celebrated on February 10th.  Well, I thought it would be fun to get the kids necklaces for Christmas showing their animals in Chinese characters.  They always ask what their animal is, because they always forget.  

Mei, owner of Etchy Things on Etsy, makes incredible bamboo pendants that I saw and knew they would be perfect!  She custom made all four pendants for me with their animals and the year each child was born and did an excellent job!  She shipped them out to me in time for Christmas, but crazy me...I hid them so that the kids wouldn't find them, and then I forgot where I put them (has that happened to you before?)

This is the front side of the necklaces.

So instead of giving them as gifts for Christmas, we gave them as gifts for the Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day combined (Does that save me for forgetting them at Christmas time?).  

It was a great week, a very busy week, but a great one!  And all the kids at school loved my kids' valentines too.  =0)

Do you have a memorable Valentine's gift from when you were little?   


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21 comments :

Noor Unnahar said...

aww so adorable . I love this charm bracelet .
My best vday gift was a game boy from dad ( so tech-o) but it was in rose colour and he said it was his tech-o rose for me :)
Noor @ Noor's Place

Memories for Life said...

Mmmm...cake pops and candy!
Love the engraved necklaces! Putting their animals on them is such a cute idea :)

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Vivid said...

What an awesome haul! So pleased to hear you got in on that action too :D It's times like these I wish I was a teacher! Enjoy all those sweet treats...

bitsofthepastandpresent said...

So cute! Love the charm bracelet! Thanks for sharing.
Suzy

Mohala Johnson said...

Love the gifts, such a great idea. Hope you had a great valentines day!

Dara said...

I like the necklaces!

Dara said...

I like the necklaces!

Additionsstyle said...

Looks like you are going to have lots of yummy treats around for a while. The necklaces are very cool, I think they make great Valentines gifts!
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Savard Studios said...

Teeheehee! I always forget where I hid some Christmas gifts. It gets worse as they get older because you have to hide them better. Super cute necklaces! And sooo much candy, it's like Halloween!
Have a great week!
Sandy
www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

Jacqueline said...

Those are such cool necklaces! I love them!

Eyelah said...

I love the pendents they are so cute. Did your kids like them?? I never really got gifts as a kid for valentine's day except for candy. Even now with my boyfriend I don't gifts too often. He's not really into holidays as he reminded me when we went out to dinner on Valentine's Day.

Handmade Cuties said...

What a load of treats! I love the pendants and will check out the shop. Thanks for sharing and a have a super day!

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

now that my kids are in middle school...I miss the candy! lol
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

holly via bookandbird.com said...

Wow, looks like they really made out! I used to love Valentines Day, it was so fun making those Valentine mail boxes and handing them out.

And those necklaces you got them are just adorable, that's awesome they all have matching personalized ones! Mei did a great job with them.

I forgot to do a post about Valentines Day, but I made my son a map of our apartment with Xs where I hide Valentine 'treasures.'

gin said...

that is some good Valentine loot. I love the charm bracelet, too.

Perle Elegance said...

Those are sweet. I've lost presents before, too!

Gemmie Alliston said...

Love this post! Mmm, candy!! New follower here from http://handmadebygemmie.blogspot.com.au :)

ChatterBlossom said...

Holy moly! That is quite the loot! ;-)
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love the pendants! That's a great idea. My daughter would go nuts over them. She studied in China while she was in college. I'll have to show her your post.

Myoga Craft Cave said...

You're so sweet to get your kids such wonderful treats and gifts.
I can't wait to make gifts for my little one (planning for a year or two from now :D)

So funny you couldn't find your xmas gifts but glad you've found these pendants eventually.

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