Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine’s Advent Freebie

IMG_5704 Last January I asked my husband if he knew what day Valentine’s Day was on (because I was curious if he knew) and he replied Feb 12th, 15th?  I was shocked!!!  Doesn’t everyone know every holiday date?  I do(I think).  But Valentine’s Day, really…everyone knows its February 14th, at least that’s what I thought!  So it got me thinking maybe we need to spice things up more for this LOVE holiday.  I found a cute advent calendar idea on Love Actually and decide to create my own version.  I love XOXO’s and thought I could find a way to make an advent using that so I did!  This is how I did it:
1.  I got a 4 Valentine’s scrapbook pages 12x12 in size.  
2.  Then I created a stencil by printing XOXO on cardstock. Since I like to share you can use the one I did: Click HERE for X and Click HERE for O! 
3.  I traced the letters on my scrapbook pages and cut them out. 
4.  I then sewed together my scrapbook paper X with my stencil X with a zigzag stitch, making sure to leave 4 opening for my advent pieces.  I repeated with the other X.  I then did the same with the O, except you only leave 3 openings for advent pieces.
5.  Print the 2 pages of advents, Click HERE for Page 1 and HERE for Page 2.  Cut them out and put inside the XOXO.
6.  Start using the advent and see if you fall in love all over again!!!
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It was SO much fun doing this advent!  Ben and I enjoyed reminiscing and making new memories!  We agreed it would be something we would do every year!
XOXO, Cammie

1 comment:

  1. I really love this idea of an advent calendar for Valentine's Day and Love Actually's idea for having the theme of "Remember When." I love the Love Actually blog they have so many great ideas! Another good blog/website is the! I'm doing something similar to this for Valentine's Day for my hubby only I will be putting love notes and possibly "Remember when" notes into a mailbox that I got at Target for $1.00. Notes will be added to the mailbox each day leading up to Valentine's Day. I'm familiar with your website and I love your meal planning system...although I haven't bought one yet. :) I'm a new follower!