It’s not just your significant other who should get a special Valentine’s Day wish or message this
February 14. Pass thoughtful, warmhearted notes and sentiments to your friends and family members with one of these DIY Valentine’s Day cards. They are sure to warm their hearts and bring a smile to their faces. If you’re looking to get your kids involved with crafting a heartfelt card, there are lots of ideas that fill the bill.
Button Heart Photo Card: Tell your partner how much you love them by transforming a plain note card into a heartwarming photo card that's embellished with sweet buttons. To make: cut a heart shape in the front of a plain note card. Glue a photograph to the inside of the card, centering it in the opening. Glue buttons around the outline of the heart cutout.
Vegetable Watercolor Valentine's Cards: Tell them you love them with a hand -painted card and clever saying. Make a loose watercolor drawing of fruits or vegetables on the front of blank note cards and add a quippy sayings—such as "You are Rooted in My Heart," "Olive You," and "I Love you From My Head Tomatoes."
Fingerprint Heart Tree Card: Your kids will love getting a little messy making this creative card that will look so beautiful, you'll want to hang it up. Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.
Heart Confetti Cards: Use a heart-shaped hole puncher to make your own confetti hearts to sprinkle on the front of these sweet cards. Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.
Tulip in a Heart Pop-Up Card: Enlist the help of your kids to make these beautiful pop-up cards that will make any recipient smile. Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.
Printable Pin Cards: Use these colorful pin cards to give your Valentine a sweet memento for the holiday. You can gift these to your "galentines" with some fun pins, like this blogger did. Get the tutorial at Club Crafted.
Funny Valentine's Day Cards: Show your partner that you care with a hilarious Valentine's Day card. These messages are too relatable! Get the tutorial at Landeelu.
Love Bug Valentine's Day Card: Your kids will love putting this little love bug card together and writing messages to their friends under the wings. Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things to Do.
Valentine's Day Necklace Cards: Add a special touch to your Valentine's Day cards by attaching a DIY necklace. Get the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.
Printable Bee My Valentine Cards: These instructions offer a few different bee-themed Valentine's Day cards, like this one with a bee pencil, as well as one with Burt's Bees lip balm. Get the tutorial at The Polka Dot Chair.
Source: Country Living Magazine by Charlyne Mattox Jan 7, 2021
May Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate during our time in quarantine. All you need to do is leave someone a May basket and then be on your merry way! Often overlooked, the May Day holiday (this Friday) used to be celebrated in communities across America. The fun (and timely) point in anonymously leaving a May basket at the door of a relative, friend or neighbor is to trot away without having been seen. Bringing May baskets back is a perfectly inspired way to let your peeps know you're thinking about them from a safe distance.
The May 1st tradition of welcoming the arrival of warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere dates back many hundreds of years and has been observed in different ways. In Medieval times people danced around a maypole, a pole decorated with ribbons and streamers, and placed baskets of flowers at the base in what historians believe was a fertility ritual. A more recent way to celebrate is by leaving a May basket. A May basket is something to be hung on the door or left on the porch. Made of paper generally, it can contain almost anything. Some ideas are to fill it with small presents such as flowers, candy or notes. May baskets are a sweet way to convey your best wishes and love. It is hung at the door of anybody you want to spread cheer to. When done the hanger simply knocks and departs.
To create a May basket you can use a basket you have on hand, or make one out of paper. If you have little ones at home get them involved too. Decorate the basket with crayons, markers or paint in bright colors. Then fill the basket with whatever small presents you'd like. Flowers are a traditional favorite. You can pick dandelions or any other flowers in your yard that are springing up now. Next simply deliver your basket to your loved one's door. Happy May Day!