14 days of gifts a countdown to Valentine's Day

Time for a fun little Vday flashback…

Everybody needs a little XOXO for Valentine’s day!

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

I wanted to do a little countdown for V-day this year for my kids but I needed something to hold the little treats and love notes for each of them each day in February until Valentine’s day.  When I saw these (from Target’s dollar bins)…

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

I knew they would be perfect!  But I wanted to decorate them a bit to make them more festive so I went at it Alison style, with vinyl!  You could use stickers instead if you don’t have access to a vinyl cutter.  I put each kid’s initial on the front…

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

XOXO on the side…

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

and a heart on the other side.

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

Fill it with treats and you are ready to make someone very happy!

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

Need some ideas of what to put IN your cute little mailboxes?  Angela and Heather over at the Creative Homemaker have some FUN, SIMPLE, and CREATIVE ideas like these bookmarks (for more of these ideas search her Valentine’s Day tab and scroll down a bit)

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

I also LOVE these simple creative ideas for fun LOVE day games !

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

Alison had a great countdown idea last year involving love notes in this love pillow

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

I also used some vinyl to spice up this glass jar for my kid’s teacher.

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

Apply some vinyl XOXO

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

Fill with chocolate XOXO

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

And you are set!

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day

Hope you are inspired to share some XOXO for L.O.V.E. Day!!!

14 days of gifts countdown to Valentines Day


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41 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. January 27th, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Aubree Seaman says:
    What a neat idea!! I would love to do this. Thanks for another wonderful post.
  2. January 27th, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Emily says:
    So sweet! I better get over to Target before it's too late.
  3. January 27th, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Alysha says:
    Those little mailboxes are adorable! I'm going to have to go get some of those for my little family. Thanks for the cute ideas!
  4. January 27th, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    LOVE the idea of going to the "mailbox" and finding a love note or treat to count down 'til the big LOVE DAY! Spreading the fun out of a holiday is way better. Great ideas, Missy!
  5. January 27th, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    Candy says:
    love the little mailboxes!! Great idea!!!
  6. January 27th, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    Heather@The Black's Best says:
    Thanks for all of the great ideas! The mailboxes would be so much fun for kids!
  7. January 27th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Andrea says:
    Ah man! I made my mailboxes with scrapbook paper but I love the simplicity of the vinyl. I may have to make the jars for our teachers. Thx!!
  8. January 27th, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    Mindy says:
    The mailboxes are adorable! I LOVE Target's dollar bins. I'd better head there tonight! Great idea!!!
  9. January 28th, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Angie says:
    Oh how I wish Target wasn't an hour away!! These are adorable! :)
  10. January 31st, 2011 at 7:30 am
    stacy says:
    What a cute idea to do for my kids! I also love the cute candy filled jar for a teacher....my kids have the best teachers and this is such a cute idea to show them how much I appreciate them. Thanks for sharing!
  11. February 1st, 2011 at 10:34 am
    becky says:
    Love the mailboxes. What font did you use?
    • February 3rd, 2011 at 12:58 pm
      Missy says:
      Tangerine.
  12. February 1st, 2011 at 10:34 am
    Erin says:
    Adorable!! WHAT FONT??? WHAT FONT??????? Please tell!
    Thanks!
    • February 3rd, 2011 at 12:56 pm
      Missy says:
      The font is called Tangerine, but I can't remember where I got it.
      • February 13th, 2013 at 11:53 pm
        Jennifer says:
        Hi! I'm having a hard time finding this fun font.. when I search tangerine I find a really formal script called tangerine.. any help??
  13. February 1st, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    vikki says:
    Love all the cute ideas. Thanks.
  14. February 1st, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    Sarah says:
    I love this!!! I just made a jar for my son's teacher last night.
  15. February 2nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Tara says:
    I'm so sad! Target doesn't have any more mailboxes. :( I wonder if I could find them somewhere else?
  16. February 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Kristen says:
    this is so adorable!! I saw the mailboxes too but no kids to make them for :) I would love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!
  17. February 4th, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    Rachel says:
    Don's you just love Target's dollar bin?? I got some of these last year... love them!

    Please share this over here: www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-flavored-lip.html

    We would love to have you join us!
  18. January 15th, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Cristi says:
    I Gotta get to Target! I love mailboxes- such a great way to write and leave little love notes on a regular basis!
  19. January 16th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Plain Graces says:
    I have not seen the bookmarks you posted in years! Thanks for the reminder... I am going to make these with my sons.
  20. January 17th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    Susan says:
    Help! These are adorable, but how do you get the lettering cut? Is it a Cricut cartridge font? Is there a secret to doing this adorable lettering that I need to know? I have vinyl, I have a Cricut, but apparently I don't have the know-how! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
    • January 18th, 2012 at 8:33 am
      Shelley says:
      This was made on a Silhouette using a pea-font from http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/ Hope that helps! :)
  21. January 18th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    susan says:
    Thanks so much for replying! Does Silhouette not use cartridges like a Cricut? I'm so confused!
    • January 18th, 2012 at 12:40 pm
      Missy says:
      No cartridges, it hooks up to your computer so you can use any font you have on your computer.
      • January 18th, 2012 at 11:25 pm
        Susan says:
        Ah! I did some research and I see that the Cricut doesn't seem to have the same capabilities. Doesn't it figure? Thanks for your help!
  22. January 20th, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Gramma G says:
    I love Valentine's Day and your cute ideas. I included you in my Friday Friends! feature on my blog. I hope you will go check it out. I love getting your newsletters in my mail every week, too. You all have such cute ideas fun things to do. Thanks for all your hard work.
  23. January 20th, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Lindsi B says:
    Oh that looks AMAZINGLY sweet! I love the way they turned out! I'm visiting you from Skip to My Lou. I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html
  24. February 3rd, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Jill says:
    Your website is A-MAZING!!! Im so loving the crafts with vinyl. I have a cricut...so do I just buy vinyl sheet s at Michaels or Hobby Lobby??

    How do I print letters on scrabooking paper? Is there a certain software I need to do this.

    Thanks!
    • February 20th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
      Missy says:
      Thank for the kind comment! Yes you can buy vinyl sheets at craft stores. I am not familiar with the cricut for what type of vinyl it uses, but I would imagine it is similar to the Silhouette where you can use any brand. With the Silhouette you can use their pens to print onto scrapbooking paper...again not sure with the cricut. Have fun!
  25. January 6th, 2013 at 7:30 am
    April Ward says:
    Great ideas! What do you use as a vinyl cutter?
  26. January 8th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Cindy says:
    I went to Traget the other day. This is always a fast one that gets away.
    I bought 50 of them.
  27. January 9th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Ashley gunson says:
    Such cute ideas. Can't wait to see my girls faces when I start this countdown.
  28. January 16th, 2013 at 9:45 am
    Crystal says:
    I'm in love with the mailboxs!! What a creative and cute way to countdown to Valentine's Day. Love it!!
  29. January 16th, 2013 at 12:09 pm
    Julie says:
    Cute, calling it LOVE day. However, the Christian history of Valentine's is so rich I'd hate to lose it by renaming the day. Our holidays have become so secular as it is. :(
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