We wanted some garland for the kitchen window. So we took a bit of oak tag (cereal boxes work just as well), glued misc. wrapping paper or old cut up greeting cards to cover it, cut it into heart shapes using a cookie cutter as a pattern and strung the paper-covered hearts, along with hearts turned into Valentines for individual family members, onto a festive ribbon. Voila! Heart-y Garland!
Next we fashioned some larger hearts to dangle from the windows. Also a Valentine’s Booklet to mail to Grandma & Grandpa. Put stuff on a table and let ’em at it!
Gotta have lots of cookies, right? Ruth’s Vanilla Christmas Cookies is a fabulous cutout cookie recipe (the dough is oh so easy to work with!) And Chocolate Chipper Tramps featuring pink and red M&M’s are always a treat. (Look for those recipes tomorrow!)
Ah! Time to sit back and enjoy the fruit of our labor!