Monday, 13 February 2012

"I Love You This Much" Card and more about Valentine's Day.

We made this card to give to daddy on Valentines day!

We are celebrating it for the first time this year!!!We don't have it (officially) in my home country.
At the end of this post I wrote a little more about Valentin's day for thous of you that read my blog and don't know exactly what the day is about.
So lets get back to our super easy and fun to make card.

This is so easy! We had fun making this one!

Trace your child's hand, then cut out two copies.

Cut out a strip of paper and fold it accordion style.
 Write I Love You on one hand and "This Much" on the strip of paper.

We used some glitter glue pens to write "I Love You"
 and some metallic confetti on the strip of paper to decorate.

Glue the ends of your accordion strip
on the insides of the hands and your card is done.

Valentine's Day

Legend tells us that in 197 A.D. there was an emperor in Rome named Claudius II who was building a major military regime. He decreed that all the young men in his kingdom remain single. The emperor believed that married men do not make good soldiers. At the same time, there was a young priest named Valentine of Terni and he performed many marriage ceremonies in secret.
Valentine was brought before the emperor and questioned at length. He tried to convince the emperor to convert to Christianity instead of the pagan religion. He was convicted and sent to jail. While in jail, Valentine healed the jailor’s daughter from blindness. On the day before his execution, valentine sent a note to the jailor’s daughter which was signed ‘from your valentine.’ This simple note started a movement in Rome that has lasted centuries.
During the time of Queen Victoria and Albert, who were on the throne in England during the 1800s, there was a great revival of the exchange of romantic cards and notes and an industry arose in verses for sale with beautifully illustrated art.

Happy Valentines day!!


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  1. New follower, hope you want to follow back! love this card, i just may have to make one!


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