Happy Heart Day!

Handmade Crayon Valentine

I have been missing in action for quite a while now and thankfully many of you have not given up on me.  In fact, some have even written to ask when I might be posting again.  Well, here I am!  There’s been a lot going on around here!  I just finished chairing our big synagogue gala/auction this past Sunday which was a smashing success but which has been consuming much of my free time over the last several months.  I can’t wait to share some of the décor elements with you but that will have to wait for a future post when I have pics back (I was too busy working to take any pics myself!)

Handmade Non-candy Valentine

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I have some kindergarten Valentines that I just couldn’t resist sharing.  As I’ve said in the past, I do think there can be such a thing as Jewish Valentines although today’s Valentines are just pure kid fun.  They were inspired by the dog at my son’s school that looks an awfully lot like the new Impress French Bulldog Valentine stamp.  I was in charge of cutting the components: a 2×2 inch square of Neenah Solar White and a 3×4 inch piece of Royal Complements Haute Red.  My son and I took turns stamping the bulldog and vintage Amuse saying with Onyx Versafine ink.  When the stamping was done, my son colored in the hearts and then I helped attach the square to the base.

Kid Valentine with crayons

Then, my Mamaleh-only task was to use an X-acto knife to cut slits along the top and bottom of the white square – just the perfect width to insert the cute 4-packs of neon crayons that I got for a steal at the office supply store! As you can see, the back of the card left just the right amount of room for Avi to address and sign his cards.  Finally, we finished off the front with a little Xmas Red Stickles for a bit of sparkle.  We loved how they turned out and they were a fab non-candy alternative!

Hebrew Alphabet Stamps

Hebrew Alphabet Stamps

And now, a little Valentine for you my dear readers, one of you will get your very own set of Hebrew Alphabet rubber stamps, just like the ones I used in my Jewish Valentines.  The possibilities for these are endless!  To win, simply leave me a comment by midnight PST February 21st telling me what project you’d use these for first.  U.S. addresses only.  Happy Valentine’s Day or more accurately Happy Erev Valentine’s Day and Shabbat Shalom!


5 thoughts on “Happy Heart Day!

  1. I would use these stamps with my daughter who is learning Hebrew. What could be more fun than to learn Hebrew words & then write them with the stamps?!?!


  2. Love those valentines! I’m sure they were a huge hit in kindergarten. Perhaps I’ll have to use your idea for next year. 🙂 For the hebrew stampers, it would be fun to make some aleph-bet framed art so the kids can have it hung in their rooms.


  3. I happen to be borrowing a set of these stamps from a friend for an art project that I’ll be leading at our women’s retreat next weekend! I would use these at our temple with kids learning the alphabet. Shabbat Shalom, Harriet


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