Valentine’s Gratitude Notes

Eleanor King

This Valentine’s Day, share your love and appreciation for your family through gratitude notes. These notes can be a collection of fond memories, thank yous, “I love you because” statements, and so much more between your family members. Not only is this an easy craft to make, it’s also a great way to teach your kids how to show gratitude. Present your loved one with this jar of warm fuzzies on Valentine’s Day for a heartfelt gift that goes beyond flowers and chocolate. 

Materials


  • 3 sheets of 8.5” x 11” recycled craft paper 
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon (6 feet)
  • Craft scissors 
  • Pens and/or markers
  • Jar with a lid 

Directions


  1. Start by sectioning a piece of craft paper. Lengthwise, mark 3 ½-inch sections down the paper. Width wise, mark 2 ¼-inch sections across. Draw vertical and horizontal lines from the marks to create a grid. You should end up with a grid of 12 rectangles. Cut out each rectangle and repeat on the other two pieces of paper. You should have 36 rectangles in total. 
  1. Cut the ribbon into 2-inch-long pieces until you have 36 pieces total. 
  1. On each piece of paper, write your note with a pen or a marker. Once you have written something down, roll the paper up vertically, wrap with the ribbon, and tie to create mini scrolls. Repeat with desired number of paper pieces and ribbon. 
  1. Place the scrolls in your jar, close it, and get ready to gift it on Valentine’s Day!