Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine for my granddaughter

I'm not a scrapbooker or card maker. It's not that I don't think I can do it or even don't have the supplies, but it's all a matter of time. At this stage of my life I have to carefully choose where to spend my spare minutes (and believe me, many days it's just minutes). I hope that someday I'll have the time to make lots of scrapbooks and cards but that will have to be somewhere down the road.

Today I was going to stop at the store and buy a valentine for my granddaughter, Kyla. I know how much my kids liked to receive valentines in the mail or just anything addressed to them. Then I thought, "I should make one". As a child, I loved to make valentines and those were the days when it was a big thing at school. There was always a contest to see who had the best decorated valentine 'mailbox'. I don't think mine ever won but it was always something I looked forward to doing. Then there was making the valentines. We didn't usually buy them. Probably my mom couldn't afford to spend money for every child to buy valentines, or maybe store boughten valentines weren't really an option. Whatever the reason, we made ours and it was fun and I think better than store bought. So today I made Kyla a valentine. It was still fun and better than store bought. Now I'm off to get it in the mail.

1 comment:

Anna said...

What a good Grandma! She'll love it.