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Sending a little Love

Sending a little Love

We are in the “Month of Love” .   As we go from place to place you may find yourself walking through aisles of pink and red.   Elementary kids are busy making special boxes for their anxiously awaited valentines and probably even more important, valentine candy.   February reminds us to tell those special people in our life how much we love them.   A little heart shaped note brings a little joy into the heart of the receiver.
I wanted to share a fun idea you can use with your kids to make something special for the Birth Families in your life, for someone in your immediate family or a special friend.     This is perfect to slip in an envelope and go snail mail or you can add a little treat to it and leave it on a loved one’s doorstep.   You know how Valentines use to be delivered.
(Does anyone doorbell ditch their valentines anymore???
We should bring back the fun tradition I think.)
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Sometime after our oldest child was placed with us I came across a darling little precious moments globe.  It had a little girl in it holding a string of hearts.   Across the bottom of the globe it said “You have Touched So Many Hearts”.   Brad and I thought it was a perfect gift for our daughters Birth Mother….I wish we could have found the globe later to purchase one for each of the Birth Mother’s in our lives.   
This little globe was the catalyst behind this little craft.  
How to:
I made little heart pockets out of cardstock paper.  I chose white so the red and pink hearts would really pop.  But another color would look great too and even a patterned paper.  I think polka dots would be way cute!

I created slightly smaller hearts to go inside the pockets and printed their names on them.

To make the pocket I cut out two hearts the same size.

Then used a small rectangle of card stock (Size would depend upon the size of your hearts.  My rectangle was about 1 1/4 inches long and 2 1/4 wide.  My hearts are about 3 inches.) which I scored and folded accordion style.
Then glued one to each side


  Each heart goes inside the little pocket.   If you are giving them to a Birth Parent in your life have each member of your family take a heart and write something special just from them.   When the person you are giving them to opens and reads each note they will understand just how many hearts they truly have touched!!!   A simple yet special way to express your feelings to someone who means so much to your family!

*Note: This is also makes a great Teacher appreciation craft.

 Brenda Horrocks is a mother of four children through adoption.
She promotes adoption, foster care and Utah’s Safe Haven Law through blogging, public speaking and writing. She enjoys time with family, reading books, running, gardening and movies.
You can visit her blog here.