Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hearts

Last night I finally realized, for the first time in nearly thirty years of life, that January makes me depressed. I'm sure there are a number of contributing factors for this--the cold, gray days, the holiday weight gain, the slow return to routine--but at any rate, it was with great warmth and pleasure that, with steaming cup of coffee in hand, I greeted February like a long lost friend this morning as I flipped the calendar page in my kitchen.

And since my kids have been asking for the past two weeks when we can start making Valentine's Day decorations, we wasted no time getting busy this morning! I searched happily through our newly organized craft closet and found a few simple supplies. By cutting hearts out of assorted shades of tissue paper and then gluing them to the backs of white paper doilies, we created these beautiful decorations to adorn our back door.

The impact these few simple decorations have already had on my bleak demeanor is indescribable. Though outside it is still cold, and gray, and very, very windy, there is warmth and joy that emanates from these bright cheery hearts and inside, all is well.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those are amazing. I think that is the prettiest Valentine's idea I have seen. Beautiful.

Blair said...

So cute! You have such beautiful ideas, Melissa!

He who wears the most black wins. said...

Those are GORGEOUS! What a great idea!! I'll have to do some with my kids.

I have been having the same problem commenting on blogger. :( Hopefully it's better now.

Happy February!

Mom to Almost Four said...

I love those hearts. You are so creative and have such wonderful craft ideas!

Happy February!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

These are just so pretty, Melissa! Pretty hearts on the outside that reflect the pretty heart on the inside...

Kristen Laurence said...

These are absolutely beautiful, Melissa! My girls will love this!