Special Delivery: Tiny Mailbox Valentines

Valentine's Day has always been a special holiday around here. It was my great-grandmother's absolute favorite, and in her memory we continue a time honored tradition of doing something just a little bit special.

This year I scored tiny mailboxes and personalized them with my children's names. I then stuffed them with one thing to eat, one thing to make, and one thing to use (that mushroom is a pencil sharpener that we actually need). They're also going to get a little love note inside. But shh! Don't tell, these little treats are going to be in hiding for two weeks. At a total cost of $7 per box (courtesy Tarjay), I could have done worse.

Do you do anything special for Valentine's Day, or do you revile it as a Hallmark holiday designed to throw money away? Do you bake, or give cards to classmates? What do you think is most appreciated?

(Image: Elisabeth Wilborn)

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