Make-It Monday: Valentine’s Countdown Treasure Box

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(Yes, today is Sunday, not Monday.  Sorry to give any sleep-deprived mamas out there another reason to doubt their sanity.  [Been there!]  I would like to say that I was *ahead* of the game…but that’s just not the case.  I wish I’d done my crafting a week ago…but I didn’t.  So I’m posting this hot off the press…on Sunday, not Monday.)

For the last several years, my girlies have had SO much fun with their Advent calendars, counting down to Christmas.  I had visions of doing something fun for Valentine’s Day…but with my girls’ birthday immediately following Christmas (the first week of January), I just didn’t have it in me for another big project.

Vday1I happened upon some Pinterest inspiration, and I decided I was up for a week of counting down.  And I can’t wait to see my girls’ faces when they see this little surprise!

I bought a $1 pill box for each of them (check the dollar store or Walmart).  I am glad I found an extra-large one…it will be easier to fit tiny treasures.

I cut paper to cover each of the days, stamped out a little message, and Viola! this Valentine’s Day countdown was born.

I put in a Hershey’s Kiss for today.


The balance of the week I plan to fill with some tiny treats (conversation hearts, M&Ms).  I also plan to put in a couple of activities…I’ll write something like “Make Valentine’s Chex Mix“…to mix things up a bit.

I love sharing holidays with my girlies!  What fun things do you have planned this week?  We’d love to see your ideas!

MandyE is mom to six-year old fraternal twin girls.  She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.

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MandyE is the mother of 4 ½-year old fraternal twin girls, Baby A and Baby B. (And yes, their names actually start with the letters A and B!) She worked in the marketing field for nine years before her girls were born, but these days she’s relishing the opportunity to be a SAHM, which she plans to continue until the girls start kindergarten. MandyE has been blogging at Twin Trials and Triumphs since her girls were a year old. Between her blog and her local Mothers of Multiples group, she considers the multiples community a huge part of her support system.

4 thoughts on “Make-It Monday: Valentine’s Countdown Treasure Box”

  1. Cute idea! You’re so creative. All I’ve ever used those pill boxes for is little hair elastics of different colors (and actual pills of course). I assume you made one for each girl? Did you put the same things in them both? How do older kids handle getting different things (I know my 2yo twins would immediately want what the other has)?

    1. Ooh…hair elastics are a great idea!

      Yes, I made one for each kiddo, and they both will get the same thing.

      We’ve had some experiences with the girls getting different things lately. They’re in different kindergarten classes, so one teacher will give a sticker, and the other will give a piece of candy, for example. I’ve been super impressed that our girls have taken that in stride…in such a scenario, they’ve both opted to hang onto their “prizes” until they scored another, and then they shared. My B gave A her second piece of candy, and A gave B her second sticker. Certainly they don’t always get along so beautifully, but that made my heart so proud! 😉

  2. That is so sweet and I love a good count down. We have been a bit busy lately so I think I’m just going to make some love heart cinnamon scrolls this year <3

    1. That sounds delicious!!! I am thankful Valentine’s Day is on Saturday this year…we can have some fun with food, too, and not have to worry about rushing off to school!

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