Valentines Cards

It’s the month for love & something I love, probably way too much, is cards.  I’m convinced that my family & friends think I’m completely insane, I really do try to send a card for most occasions.  Not only do I have an obsession with stationary & pretty paper products in general, I also think that an actual, real-life card is just so special.  Especially since pretty much everything else in our lives is technology-driven.
So what better opportunity than Valentines Day to send a greeting from us?!  With Waverly Maye as the spotlight of course, we do know that she is the only one who matters anymore. 😉
 
My mom helped me with this sweet little photo-shoot a couple of weeks ago.  Waverly’s entire outfit is from BabyGap, all from last year.  I am so glad that somehow in the fog of having a new baby, I thought to plan ahead & stock up on some festive favorites after each holiday, all were on big-time sale & just one size up.  Smartest idea ever, it saves some serious cash & also makes for an exciting moment when you unpack your decor & find cute baby clothes you don’t even remember buying. 
 
Lucky for us, these balloons were also another win.  Obviously planning ahead with a child doesn’t always pan out, but in this case, it did.  Waverly was really into them & felt very proud to be the one in charge of them, plus they added some festive fun into the photos.  I won’t surprise myself if I rely on balloons for every picture I take from here on out!
 
Our card is from Tiny Prints, I can’t tell you how much I love ALL of their products!!  They have so many options to choose from, all of which are super cute, creative & very contemporary.  I went with this style, my love of gold continues & was what sold me on it in the end.

These cards have now been mailed to our sweethearts, wrapped in their matching envelopes from Tiny Prints.  I added a themed stamp from Micheals, our return address stamp from Etsy, & washi tape from Target.  Waverly’s valentines for her grandparents, cousins & “little” friends are also placed inside theirs, we crafted these during the snowstorm last week.  Or to clarify, I crafted them as I desperately tried to grab her attention long enough to place a sticker on or scribble a line. 🙂
 
Waverly Maye & I also send lots of love to all of you, we can’t thank you enough for your support of our blog.  Your sweet comments & advice always make our day, so hugs & kisses from both of us!
XOXO
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  1. February 4, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    That is such a cute valentine's day card!!!!! and baby girl is adorable in her outfit!! 🙂

  2. February 4, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    That card and Waverly are just precious! I love the balloon idea!

  3. February 4, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Love your Valentines cards. So cute! We had a little Valentines Day photo session at our house this past weekend too. I always send out about 10 cards for the smaller holidays. Mainly because my kids great-grandparents (who are mostly widowed and shut-in) love to receive them.

  4. February 4, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Dying over how cute the entire shoot is!! I mean read balloons? Totally adorable! And those cards… Swoon! She's seriously the cutest!

  5. February 4, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    I want Waverly's wardrobe…hehe Adorable photos and such a cute card!!

  6. February 4, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    These are adorable! I did Valentines Cards last year and I think everyone thought I was crazy too, haha. My babe was sick this year so we weren't able to get pictures in time 🙁 Your cards came out really great!

  7. February 4, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    So cute!! I am super jealous that you had the motivation to do this!! Haha

  8. February 4, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    ADORABLE!! I love cards as well. I always save all my cards in a little box.

  9. February 4, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Ohh, I just love those photos. What a precious and adorable girl you have!!

  10. February 4, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    I love the balloon idea! Aria loved her birthday balloons so I wanted to get her some for Vday but I didn't think about getting a mini photo shoot with them. Great idea! The gold is perfect too. Cards are so fun to send.

  11. February 4, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Adorable! I love the idea of photo valentines day cards!

  12. February 4, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    Those pictures are perfect for the cards! The balloons definitely add to it…how fun to send out valentine cards!

  13. February 4, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    so precious! and speaking of this outfit…I have a red hand-me-down skirt almost exactly like that tucked away for Elyse…I need to break it out fast!

  14. February 4, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    These are absolutely ADORABLE!!!!

  15. February 4, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    Love! Love! Love! Taking LG's Valentine's pictures is on the agenda this week!

  16. February 4, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    Soooo stinking cute. I can't get over it. I wish I had thought ahead for a Valentine's outfit. I will for next year now!!

  17. February 4, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Liam is obsessed with balloons too! He will definitely have some festive ones on his high chair for valentines day! Also, loving waverly's tights & skirt! My favorite outfit of hers yet!

  18. February 4, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    adorable!! I love love the one of her holding the heart garland and just dragging it across the ground 🙂

  19. February 4, 2014 / 10:04 pm

    such a cute little photoshoot! I love the balloons!

  20. February 5, 2014 / 12:12 am

    I love how the pictures turned out! She is such a doll 🙂 Great job, Mama!

  21. February 5, 2014 / 12:42 am

    She is such a cutie!! I am in no way organized enough to get out Valentine's Day cards, but I love the idea!!

  22. February 5, 2014 / 1:06 am

    I LOVE your gold, glittery V-Day cards! I used to send a picture card of my first-born for every holiday. I'm a stationery lover just like you!

  23. February 5, 2014 / 1:53 am

    Too too cute! I just always love the thoughtful details you put behind every holiday letter you send out! I cannot believe how quickly WM is growing up! Before long she will be wanting to take pictures of you 🙂

  24. February 5, 2014 / 2:28 am

    So adorable! I took Clay's Valentine's pictures on Sunday and have been busy the past two nights crafting cards to get ready to send! I thought my family and friends thought I was crazy for sending a card for every occasion, but I've had several of them tell me lately that they love their Clay card collection!

  25. February 5, 2014 / 3:35 am

    These pictures are SO PERFECT! Ahhhhh, love them! We sent out photo V-day cards last year, but I didn't get to it this year. We're baking up some goodies and doing handmade cards/gifts for friends and family instead! Sadie LOVES balloons and I actually have some sitting here waiting to be blown up to use in some pictures. Everything is so dead, brown and BLAH here…balloons are the perfect (and easy!) way to add a pop of color to our outdoor pics! Now I'm motivated to go get some helium and blow those suckers up!
    xoxo
    http://www.sadieskyboutique.com

  26. February 5, 2014 / 4:14 am

    How fun and what a great idea to stock up for the following year!!

  27. February 5, 2014 / 5:12 am

    those are ADORABLE!
    i remember last year buying a valentines thing from baby gap when we were pregnant. i think it came back out again this year, or something super similar but i love knowing we got it cheap! can't believe we've had it for a whole year already. can't wait for C to wear it either!

  28. February 5, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Cutest little Valentine ever! And precious outfit. I just love the way you dress her. Oh and the gold cards? Fabulous!!
    Xo
    Crystal

  29. February 5, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    seriously soooo stinkin cute!!! 🙂 i might have to copy this idea…but i better hurry so i can get it done in time for v-day!

  30. February 10, 2014 / 5:29 am

    I'm seriously SOOOOO jealous that I can't get Presley to wear anything on her head or feet – I'm dying to dress her up all cute!!!

  31. February 12, 2014 / 12:15 am

    You are really very talented. I'm enjoying looking at all these thoughtful pictures. : )

  32. February 17, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    I just love how crafty you are! The cards turned out super adorable. We made our own and mailed them out last week with my 23-month-olds little soccer picture inside. Isn't Valentine's Day just the best!

    I look forward to following. 🙂
    http://www.theroybals.blogspot.com

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