Last year, I dropped the ball.
I sent my son to school with a Valentine themed gift bag that I picked up at Target for his Valentine exchange. A few other Moms made the same mistake I did....we were newbies, and we didn't hear the end of it for weeks!
You see...all of the other kids brought elaborately decorated boxes for their valentines. Having a gift bag meant your Mom didn't love you enough to help you decorate a box and that she probably spends her evenings with a box of wine. NOTE: Do not let your kid decorate an old box of wine. I'm all for recycling but that is borderline cray cray.
That day I vowed to come up with the best dang box I could find and that we'd decorate that thing to within an inch of it's life. I present to you.....Classroom Valentine Boxes!
These boxes are from The Container Store ($1.99) and the amazing stick on hearts are from Michaels. I love the boxes because you can cut the slit to accommodate any size valentine and it has a handle!
The other great thing is that they come unfolded so you have a flat surface for decorating and then you can fold it up (and tape the bottom) when you're done.