Oh, the piles of candy and store-bought character-themed Valentines my son brought home in his decorated cereal box! I pretty much expected the volume of candy *sigh*. I am such a candy Nazi that we still have a pretty good assortment left, most pieces from Christmas time, but some dating back as far as last Easter.
There were a few very charming hand-made Valentines, but I am claiming the title of "Mom Who Had the Best Valentine Idea" (the yummy filled mini cupcakes just about trumped our contribution, I freely admit).
The home-printer and hand-colored (all by him, I promise) bits of paper say, "You brighten my day!"
And attached to the back? LED finger lights.
But I am proud to say that our contribution was the only one that incited a lecture from the Teacher... "ATTENTION CLASS! Do NOT point your lights in each others' eyes! You can point them at the floor or at the ceiling or at the pages in your book, but DO NOT EVER POINT THEM AT EACH OTHERS' EYES!"
Class rabble-rouser... yep, that's me!