Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Mailboxes

I wish I had more time to make crafts. I love to sew, crochet, make cards and create fun home decor items. But with two boys, a baby on the way, and a part-time job, I often just can't seem find the time.

Luckily for me I have a crafty sister who comes up with great ideas and allows me to copy them. While she was visiting for my baby sprinkle, my sister found these cute mailboxes for a dollar at Target. What could be more perfect for Valentine's Day?

So I picked up enough for my family (including the baby) and my sister was kind enough to cut vinyl hearts and names so I could embellish the mailboxes. Aren't they cute?

For the past week my boys have been busy creating cards to fill everyone's mailboxes. Then they put up the flag and anxiously wait for the recipient to get the mail in their box. They have made cards for Mommy, Daddy, each other and  even for their new baby sister, which is so cute that my heart just melts.

Each day after his nap Eli checks his mailbox and comes to tell me of his disappointment if there is not a note or piece of candy in there. It makes me laugh.

I love this new Valentine's Day tradition! It is a great way for us to express our love for each other the entire month. What could be better than that?

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  1. Those are adorable! I am not crafty, but I often wish I was! :)

  2. They were just $1!!! Fantastic, and she made them super cute!

  3. that is so cute. I might have to steal that one

  4. Your mailboxes are adorable. We got some this year but they are not as cute. Love the tradition though.

  5. Those are absolutely adorable! What a great idea for a new tradition! :)

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  6. So cute! My girls do something similar. It was my WW last February. :-)


  7. What a fun mommy you are. Fun new tradition.

  8. My kids would LOVE their own mailbox. What fun!