Sunday, February 1, 2009
After reading on so many blogs about valentine ... I really got into a "hearty" mood. :-) Valentine is not as big here in Germany as in the States. Even though flower industry really tries to push it! :-) But if valentine gets celebrated overhere it usually is only celebrated by couples. We don't give valentines to other people like kids, parents, co-workers ... And many people don't give valentines at all. But after reading about it that much ... I thought it is nice to show some people how much they mean to me. Of course you CAN do this any time of year - and actually you should. But it's nice to have a little date and reminder ... just in case you forgot lately ...
I am not in favor of big presents and stuff. I just like the idea of something small that says "Hey, I'm glad that I know you" ... and I found so many cute ideas in the blogging world lately that really inspired me!
As I said, it is not common at all around here to give valentines to kids. I was at first unsure about whether I should give my daughter something for valentines day. I am always very anxious that we spoil her too much. But in the end I thought - who is more important to me than her!? I love this little girl more than my life and it can't be really wrong to show that. I still did not want to make a big present or anything, but I loved those cute felt cookies that Melissa and Katie made. And I actually was thinking of making some already for quite some time and I figured Valentines would be a good time to give them to her.
And with all the stress at work during the last days I was really craving some simple craft that I could finish fast. - For some reason a finished project always makes me feel really well! - And therefore I started and made a tiny collection of felt heart cookies. I hope my daughter will enjoy them and love playing with them!
(On this cookie I sewed tiny glas beads to resemble sugar sprinkles. I would definitely NOT recommend doing this if your kids are very small! To be on the save side I think it is better to embroider the sprinkles.)
Aren't they lovely?