Valentine’s cards and flowers are some of the popular things people give for Valentine’s Day. Do you know that people spend average $130.94 per person? Do you wonder how many people actually purchase Valentine’s Day cards? Check out the visual aid I created below to show the stats on Valentine’s Day cards. I received this data from CNN.com.
From the stats, 151 million cards are exchanged on Valentine’s Day and the 145 million are purchased cards. 96% of people purchase cards! Imagine how much money would be saved if everyone made their own cards. Ha! It’s more personable that way too. Kids love making cards. It does take extra time to make cards, but to think about it… it probably will be faster than getting in your car and drive all the way to the store and stand in the ridiculously long line to buy cards. It doesn’t matter if it’s ugly. The thought counts. Here’s an easy one that my daughter and I made today.
“I Love You” ASL Card
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Supplies You Need
- scrapbook paper or colored paper with white the back for the main card
- skin colored paper or colored paper for hands
- Your or your kids’ hands! 🙂
- On the paper you are using for your hands, put your hands on the paper and trace them. **If your kids are too restless to keep their hands still. What I did was showing my daughter what I did with my hand and then she was interested in doing it with her hand.
- Cut out the hands and then bend down the middle and ring fingers to make an “I love you” sign in ASL.
- Glue back of the hands onto the front of the card
That’s it! Super easy
All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child’s parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.