Valentine's Day Nostalgia

January 27, 2015

Remember the excitement leading up to Valentine's Day when you were a kid? Making your little paper mailbox, readying your Valentines and reading through the ones from your friends? Double score if you got one with candy attached! We dug up this great how-to Valentine's book, Valentine's Day, by Gail Gibbons, with awesome illustrations for how-to Valentine's Day project. Best!

Valentine's Day nostalgia with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards
Valentine's Day nostalgia with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards
Valentine's Day nostalgia with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

Handmade Valentines were always fun, regardless of the turnout. Cutting out lop-sided hearts and gluing with paste made the crafty holiday special. If you're nostalgic like we are, here are three fun projects that will help turn back the clock:

Valentine's Day nostalgia with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

Remember junior high? Writing notes to friends about who was cute and who was NOT and then folding them like an origami master? We had forgotten all of the folding tricks, until this post brought it all back. Click over to Assemble to view the full tutorial.

Valentine's Day nostalgia with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

This is a fun tutorial–a monster made with a bit of paint, a pom pom and some googly eyes, plus a free printable. Creative and cute! Check out the tutorial at Tutus and Tea Parties.

Valentine's Day nostalgia with Red Cap Cards @redcapcards

We don't remember anything this elaborate when we were in grade school, but that doesn't mean it isn't awesome! Totally a favorite-kid-on-the-playground project. All you need is about 30 small plastic animals and a lot of time. Worth it! See the tutorial and free printable at Sweet C's Designs.

View our valentine selection here.

Images as linked above.