Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love pinks and reds, candy and sweets--and oh, expressing love for family and friends, of course! I have been collecting candy for quite a while--everything from fancy cut rock candy to drugstore lollipops. I love the colors and patterns and the packaging.
For Valentines Day I always try to incorporate a little candy gift into my card. Last year I made these cellophane treats bags topped with my son’s photo for his classmates. I got the idea from Silke who did the same thing with her son years before. She stamped “Kisses love, Daniel” on the bags and filled them with Hershey’s Kisses--genius!
A few years ago in the magazine, I showed this idea for dressing up supermarket candy for Valentines. I love these little white bags (shown with a rose sticker) for giving dot candy, a little chocolate, or sheet of stickers. A patterned belly band dresses up mini chocolate bars--I like to find ones already in red wrappers. Kids can cut out construction paper hearts using decorative edged scissors and glue them to the back of lollipops.
Have a sweet Valentines Day!