Archives for posts with tag: Valentine’s Day

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Our annual Valentine’s Party is not too far off. Each year we try to have some fresh new favors for our little guests. This time the top of our list is a few non candy favors. These cute stick arrows look like an easy make together for slightly older kids. The Home Work blog offers instructions for this this craft. Hop on over to learn how. We plan on kicking it up a notch by using these stick pencils from trees4thewood on Etsy.

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Valentine You Rock My World….

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Kara over at Mine for the Making inspired us with her painted rocks for our Valentines Party 2017. Plus, she also has the printables making the rocks perfect Valentines for your friends.

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All you need for this project is small rocks, craft paint, paint brushes, and paint pens and a coat of clear spray paint. Everyone in the family can show off their creativity. Rock on….

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Then if you wish to get fancy, how about these artful rocks?

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Not a DIY’er? No problem. Have a rock personalized by My Garden Rocks.

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Here is an upcycle idea that we “LOVE”! Do not throw out – repurpose your empty Valentine Chocolate boxes for your kiddos teeny rock collection.

 

 

 

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – here is the real Love Bed, available only in China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Valentine Collection, one of beds we will be adding to our list of can not haves. It is sweet though, don’t you think?

 

 

This stairway bed could make you happy if you had a bedroom in Asia. You know what I am going to say…”not up to snuff at this time for Totally Kids fun furniture & toys in the USA”.

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Surprise your daughter with Elena’s Secret Stairway Bed.  Sort of surprise, it is one that we can ship to you, plus it is available in additional finishes and colors,  something for every decor.

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Didja Know?

Not happening in China. Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s cards with teachers, classmates, and family members.

Singles Awareness Day (SAD) is an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration held each year, generally on February 14.

California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine’s Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

The most fantastic gift of love is the Taj Mahal in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, who died in childbirth. Work on the Taj began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years. required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
The most cliched Valentine’s Day greeting didn’t start out as a cliche, of course. It was once a poem with meaning, to someone:

The rose is red, the violet’s blue

The honey’s sweet, and so are you

Thou are my love and I am thine

I drew thee to my Valentine

The lot was cast and then I drew

And Fortune said it shou’d be you.

– from Gammer Gurton’s Garland, published in 1784