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Friday, February 12, 2016

A quick last-minute Valentine gift for the kids

What do my kids need more than anything these days? Money!! Here's a cute way to make a gift of cash for Valentine's Day.

Still on the origami thing . . .

This video shows how to fold a heart out of any denomination dollar bill.  I've used a five, here. It is super easy to fold. Took me all of 3 minutes from start to finish. I've secured the center fold with a foil-wrapped chocolate heart (using a loop of tape on the back of the candy heart. Crisp bills work best.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. I know you don't always post on weekends but I checked today and WOW! a great idea for a Valnetine's heart. I have had NO cash for weeks so I had to borrow a one dollar bill from my daughter so I could try this out. It is lovely...and now I will give back her one dollar bill!


    1. Hi Alice,
      happy Valentine's Day! I loved this idea, in place of buying a Valentine card, which would just get tossed out after a day. I also thought a bunch of these hearts, made from pink construction paper, or red Christmas paper would be cute in an envelope.

      I hope your day is filled with love!

  2. Really cute :) I am really enjoying the paper crafts.

    1. Hi Patti,
      Thanks. When I was about 10, I was really into origami. It's a fun and quick craft. And paper can be as cheap as the recycling pile, for some projects!

      Have a happy Valentine's Day!

  3. This makes a really nice Valentine's Day card, in lieu of buying greeting cards. Your daughters and son are lucky you remind them of your love this way.


    1. Hi YHF,
      I agree! A greeting card may be held onto for a day or so, and then tossed. I used ordinary envelopes for these, and left them at each kid's place of the table this morning.

      Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  4. So adorable! I think you children will love them. :) <3

    1. Hi Belinda,
      Thank you! I hope they do, too!

      Have a happy valentine's Day, Belinda!
      p.s. we enjoyed enchiladas again last night, using your recipe for the quick sauce!!!! Yum!


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