Grandmother's Valentines

Every Valentines Day my Grandmother sent a little handmade white card with simple hearts and a saying. They were always sent anonymously (but we always knew who had sent them--even if they were signed "a nonny mouse").

My girls are always fascinated by these clever little cards. I love their simplicity. The girls take inspiration from the sayings and simple ideas adapting them to colored papers, glitter, and sticky hearts.


Every year we look at Martha Stewart's creations, but always come back to Grandmother's cards for our inspiration. Here are some of this year's. We had fun making little envelopes for them as well.

Dawn  – (February 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM)  

Handmade valentines are the best! I think its so sweet that you've saved your Grandma's valentines over the years.

Tammy  – (February 8, 2009 at 7:24 PM)  

A nonny mouse....oh that is so cute! We love handmade valentines, and handmade grandma ones must be really nice.

Maribeth  – (February 9, 2009 at 4:24 PM)  

Simple really is best so often. I love the little mouse that folds flat. We just got started on our cards this weekend and have some finishing up to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mrs. Darling  – (February 10, 2009 at 2:34 PM)  

Love the cards. There is just nothing like the homemade ones!

Lisa Anne  – (February 10, 2009 at 4:01 PM)  

I have to have lace hearts every year. I look at endless ideas for Valentines making each year but I cannot pass the doilies and foil hearts without putting them into my shopping basket. It is so sweet that the girls have these lovely handmade cards from their Grandma. They are so simple but express her love so well.

anthromama  – (February 10, 2009 at 11:15 PM)  

I like the little mouse one! We're doing heart stickers and a heart paper punch this year, with a modicum of red and pink glitter glue :-)

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