Archives for February 2013

Valentine’s Day Card Crafting

The other day I spotted these Do-It-Yourself Valentine’s Day Card ¬†Kits from American Crafts at Target. They were absolutely adorable and I knew they were the perfect craft project to do with my ten-year-old niece. I love the color combination of pink and green/teal/aqua. It’s so bright and really makes the work pop. It’s amazing how doing something as simple as putting together a card, doing something crafty and artistic, really opens people up. My niece will tell me so much about her day, her friends, her school, her worries when we are crafting together. I think doing something constructive yet enjoyable allows your mind to relax and you can open up and just talk. Some of my best moments with her have been spent gathered around a craft table with scissors, stickers and glue. It’s about so much more than the Valentine’s Day card or the scrapbook page. It’s about the time spent together.¬†