Valentine's Day is coming soon, and the stores had their stock of hearts out before the Christmas clearance even started. Time flies so fast! Soon, classrooms will be trading Valentine cards and you and your friends will be hosting parties, so today we are sharing instructions from 1949 for handmade Valentines for kids.
For the younger ones, ages 5-7, a red construction paper heart with Cupid's arrow and a simple message was cheerful and fun. We used patterned card stock and vintage gold Dennison labels. Cut your heart the old-fashioned way by folding construction paper in half, draw the pattern, and then use it to trace the others and cut. Then cut a freehand arrow from a coordinating paper and adhere (we used paper from our Studio Calico kits).
Remember to always hand deliver your Valentines (if possible) if you are following proper etiquette from yesteryear! We'd love to see your take on our Kid Vintage Crafts. Link us up in the comments or tag us on Instagram or Twitter @feedthebirdies.
See you next Friday for simple Valentine table decorations!
*This project is inspired by Valentine party ideas in the book, The Complete Book of Children's Parties by Florence Hamsher, copyright 1949.