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Valentine’s Day DIY Kiss Jar

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Hello Mommies! I hope you’re staying warm in this brutal cold. I have to admit that I like to believe I hate the cold, but I secretly love that it means cozy clothes and blankets, staying indoors without guilt, red wine, and hot chocolate 🙂 February is probably the coldest of winter months but it means chocolate Valentine’s Day which I’ll take as a reason to decorate the house and celebrate LOVE. I thought it would be fun to share a super cute and easy craft you can do to express your love with your kiddies.

The other night I was reading my son, Mister, “The Kiss Box”. If you aren’t familiar with the book, it’s an adorable love story between mother and child. Mama Bear offers various vessels to contain their love while they are apart but none seem right. It’s not until Little Bear suggests that they make each other a Kiss Box, filled with a hundred kisses so that they are able to stay connected no matter where they are. Whether it be an errand to the grocery store, a business trip, or the first day of school, their “Kiss Box” is tender reminder that we are always together where it matters most: in our hearts.

After reading this I got my creative juices flowing and came up with the Kiss Jar.

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It’s seriously the easiest thing to make and how cute is it?? I have created an *almost free* listing in my Etsy shop so you can download the files and create this yourselves. The fun part for the kids will be the kisses. Once you’ve downloaded the files, you will have a sheet of kisses that they can cut out and write the names of their loved ones on. They can even have Dad, for example, kiss “his kiss” and place it in the jar. Whenever little Johnny wants a kiss from dad and he’s not there, all he has to do is open up the jar and take out the kiss.

 

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6 Responses to Valentine’s Day DIY Kiss Jar

  1. Elysa Cruse
    Elysa Cruse January 24, 2014 at 8:31 AM #

    This is so adorable Liz! I need to get that book too!

  2. Amy
    Amy January 24, 2014 at 9:57 AM #

    Can’t wait to do this with my little guy!

  3. Bonnie Verburg April 3, 2014 at 12:14 AM #

    Dear Liz,
    I just read your story and loved it so much. Your Kiss Jar is beautiful–elegant and tasteful…but best of all, it is filled with the love you feel for your child. It absolutely glows.
    My son’s wonderfully imaginative godparents gave us his Kiss Jar when he was very young, and it has always remained filled to the brim with kisses.
    One of the most touching things that happened after the book was published is that the book was given to hundreds of people in the armed forces to share with their children; they all read the book and then made kiss boxes for each other. Then the parents (mostly fathers, but some moms, too) were deployed to Afghanistan. I was told that those kiss boxes sitting next to the beds of the children were a great source of joy while the parents were far, far away. My eyes still fill with tears when I think about it.
    My own little bear just turned 18 and is going to study at Columbia in NYC in the fall. I am lucky that I will have a jar filled with his kisses when he is 3000 miles away from home. Our love for our children just expands and expands, doesn’t it? I used to tell him that I couldn’t imagine loving anyone more than I loved him that particular day. But then every morning God gave me another spoonful of love, and what do you know?–I keep loving him more every single day.
    Thanks for this lovely post.
    Sincerely, Bonnie

  4. Bonnie Verburg April 3, 2014 at 12:17 AM #

    P.S. I forgot to mention that I wrote THE KISS JAR. Oops.
    Bonnie (Verburg)

  5. Bonnie Verburg April 3, 2014 at 12:18 AM #

    I MEANT to say I wrote THE KISS BOX (which is based on our own kiss JAR). Enough!
    xxoo

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