When I was in middle school our church did a really fun summer fundraiser with the youth group. We all loaded up in a few of the parents’ cars with 25 pink flamingo yard decorations, a big yard sign and a letter. We quickly and quietly sneaked the flamingos into a church members yard and they had 2 options to get rid of the flamingos. They had three days to pay $10 to have them removed or they could pay $25 to have them removed and pick the next yard. Every three days we would go and move the flamingos to the next yard. I was telling my kids about how fun it the other day and then I had the idea to do a Valentine’s Day version.
I grabbed a few Valentine decorations that I had in my craft stash, some glitter hearts and a pinwheel from Hobby Lobby and a couple decorations from the local dollar store (foam hearts on sticks for yards or planters). I spent less than $10. I created a printable note and decorated the outside of an oatmeal container which we put the note and some candies in. Yesterday the kids and I hit their cousin with an attack of hearts. We parked down from their house and did a quick crouch/run to their front door. Each of the kids stuck some of the hearts to the front door and hung the decorations. Then we quickly and quietly hurried back to our car and headed home.
The printable letter says the recipients have 24 hours to spread the love to someone else and to prove they did it they must take a picture and post on Instagram with a hashtag I made up. For the printable I am sharing here I left a line to write in your own hashtag but if you start a round of Heart Attack I would love to see it so tag with #vdayheartattack!!
By last night the heart attack had been spread to the 2nd recipient and a photo was posted to Instagram. The kids can’t wait to see the next picture (and neither can I)!!
If you are like I used to be then you might be thinking great but I’m out of ink! In October of 2015 I got an HP printer and signed up for HP Instant Ink. I pay $2.99 per month, my printer orders the ink and then it shows up at my door so I never even have to think about it. Use my code INSTANT3 and get the first 3 months free. I print all my printables on white cardstock using my HP printer with HP Instant Ink. While you are at it stop paying a kajillion dollars for white cardstock – they sell 150 sheets of Georgia Pacific brand 110lb cardstock for $5.49 at Walmart! Don’t say I never helped you save a few dollars.
My husband Mike and I have really never celebrated Valentine’s Day. We might get each other candy or a card but we don’t go out for a crazy dinner and he doesn’t send me any huge bouquet of flowers. If he were going to do something like that I would prefer it be on a regular day out of the blue instead of a day when you are supposed to do something. We prefer to make it fun for the kids and this was perfect! On Valentine’s Day I am going to heart attack the kids’ bedroom door and leave them a treat.
Have fun spreading some love this Valentine’s Day and don’t forget to tag #vdayheartattack!
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