Written by Melissa, Creative Director at Bubby and Bean
Photo courtesy of Bubby and Bean
I have always been a fan of Valentine's Day. I've never really looked at it as a romantic holiday, but instead as a day to celebrate love. (I mean, who doesn't like love?!) After having kids, Love Day (as my little ones call it), became next level. Both kids absolutely adore the crafting aspects of it, especially creating valentines for their friends. This year, I thought it would be fun if in addition to making valentines, we put together little love-themed gift baskets to give to a few of their friends that would include handmade cards, a few small goodies, and our favorite organic valentine candy from YumEarth. They were so much fun to make and turned out really cute, and today I'm going to share with you how we did it!
Medium sized foam or cardstock hearts (you can buy precut or cut your own)
Small-sized foam or cardstock hearts
Sparkly washi tape
YumEarth Organic Lollipops, YumEarth Organic Gummy Bears, and YumEarth Organic Giggles
For each valentine, use double-sided tape to stick a small foam or cardstock heart, centered, onto a large one.
Once again, using the double-side tape, attach a piece of YumEarth organic valentine candy to the center of each heart.
Encourage your kids to use their creativity to decorate however they choose with stickers and washi tape.
Valentine-themed dish towel or tissue paper
Handmade Valentine card
Small stuffed animal
Valentine stickers, temporary tattoos, or other small goodies
Large heart sticker
Insert dish towel or tissue into basket. Fluff from center.
Add stuffed animal, YumEarth Organic Lollipops, YumEarth Organic Gummy Fruits and YumEarth Organic Giggles, pencils, and stickers (or other small goodies).
Place handmade cards in the back.
Add heart sticker to the front of the basket.
Both the handmade valentines and Valentine’s Day baskets are simple to craft but make such a special statement. My kids have a great time making them, and it brings them such joy to give them as gifts. Their other favorite part of these projects is getting to sample the delicious YumEarth candies! YumEarth candies are some of their all-time favorite treats because they taste so good. And I feel good about giving them YumEarth because all of their products are not only organic, but also non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and free from the top 8 allergens. They also contain no corn syrup or natural dyes. That's pretty impressive. Did I mention almost all products are vegan, too?
The fact that they're allergy-friendly treats also makes them the perfect addition for our little valentine basket gifts, since several of my kids' friends have food allergies. (Side note: I've been known to enjoy my fair share of YumEarth Giggles. So fruity and flavorful!)
If you're looking for Valentine’s Day candy and treats you can feel good about giving to your babes (and also good about them handing out to their friends), go to their store locator to find out where to buy YumEarth allergy friendly candy near you or shop online. And if you end up making your own valentines and/or these fun valentine baskets, tag me (@bubbyandbean) on social media so I can see them and share!
Melissa, Creative Director at Bubby and Bean, is a hippie-rooted city mama living in the 'burbs with two free-spirited babes and a music man. She shares DIY home remodeling and design projects, vegetarian recipes, green living tips, lazy fashion, and bad jokes on her Instagram (@bubbyandbean) and blog (bubbyandbean.com).