I was inspired by the book “Fancy Nancy” to make a card for each of my kids this Valentine’s Day. I realized how important it is for daughters and sons to hear from their dad just how much they are loved. I’m hoping that Ella is old enough for this to make a lasting impression, and that Pax will like his Thomas themed card, but I’m not getting my hopes up that the reaction will be anything amazing. Instead, I’m hoping that by doing things like this on a regular basis my kids will grow up feeling loved. Here’s what I made (feel free to steal any ideas if you like them).
Front of card: I love you more…
Inside: than flowers or rainbows,
more than chocolates
or mac and cheese,
more than playing games
even more than shells
from by the sea.
I love you more than
bubbles, or glitter,
or dancing in ballet.
I love you more than anything
and I love you more each day!
To Pax: (I’m not completely finished making his card yet but here’s what it’s going to say)
Front of card: Guess How Much I Love You?
Inside: From one end of Sodor to the other!
and it will have all kinds of pop-ups and trains from Thomas all over it. Just hope he doesn’t realize one of his Thomas advertisements is curiously missing, or see any Toby’s cut up in pieces in the trash…
To my wife: We’re kind of broke so we talked about the money situation this week and decided not to get each other anything for Valentine’s Day this year. I did end up ‘getting’ my wife flowers though. [Funny story] It snowed here the other day and I started up my snowblower for the first time this year (injuring my elbow I might add) and was having so much fun I decided to do my neighbor’s driveway, too. Turns out my neighbor was so appreciative that she bought us a bouquet of flowers. I told my wife they were from me (hey, I worked for them after all) but she knew the story behind it and we had a good laugh!
Have fun making those valentines’ day cards! (as much fun as these two!)