Valentines for Veterans

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.

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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.

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It was fun to just play with the different papers and embellishments.

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To create just for the sake of doing something nice and not over worrying how it was going to turn out.

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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.

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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.

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