My dear friend Nina put the call out for friends to make or buy Valentines for a Veterans retirement home near her Air Force Base. She and fellow coworkers had organized a Christmas gift drive and it was a heart melter for everyone involved. So while I was cleaning out the old craft dungeon I sorted out supplies in your typical red, pink and white and got to work.
I loved making these. Not only would they brighten the day of someone who selflessly served our country but it brightened my day as well.
It was fun to just play with the different papers and embellishments.
To create just for the sake of doing something nice and not over worrying how it was going to turn out.
And you know what? I think they turned out great. The one above is made with some of my very sacred vintage wrapping paper and might be my favorite.
I forgot how much fun it is to fold paper in half and cut out hearts. Thank you, Nina, for organizing this and for letting me send and receive a little joy. Happy Valentines Day.