Romance, Family Fun and February Awareness!

So while I typically blog about floral related things, as I sit here watching the snow blustering around out there, I thought I might share a little more infomation regarding Valentine’s Day with you as well as share some fun crafts that you can do with your kids this year!

First off, a little more information about the month of February!  Did you know that this month from Feb. 7th through the 14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week? I did a little research and came across a non-profit that started in Boston, MA called “Mended Little Hearts” – Founded when 4 heart surgery patients came together to discuss their experiences, they now have several chapters through the country and offer families and patients affected by CHDs the opportunity to share experiences and resources as members of a nationwide peer-to-peer support network. What a fabulous organization!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a mixed bag!  Some love it and some hate it!  Valentine’s Day!  Some people say “I show them I love them every day – why should we celebrate on February 14th?” There is a good amount of history out there in cyber space that shares the origins of the day and information about one Saint Valentine – here is a great article that I came across and keeps it pretty simple!

Now for the fun stuff!  Looking to get creative with your family this week!  Here is a  crafty way to keep busy!

DIY Valentine Suckers! (Think, leftover candycanes from Christmas!) 

 

Ingredients:
  • candy canes
  • parchment or wax paper
  • sucker sticks or decorative straws cut in half
  • white and milk chocolate chips
  • sprinkles
  • toothpick (optional)

 

Creating the Candy Cane Hearts:
1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees and arrange the candy canes on the baking sheet.
2. Bake for about 3 minutes.
3. Shape the candy canes together with fingers so that they stick to the sucker stick.
4. Let cool and set aside.
Decorating the Hearts:
1. Microwave the chips for about 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted.
2. Pour the melted chips inside the heart shape and decorate with sprinkles.
 
Enjoy, Stay Warm, Stay Safe and Share the love always! 

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