For Valentine’s Day this past year, we made these ‘Long Distance Hugs‘ (see below). They’re a cute and thoughtful way to send some love through the mail (and perfect for those we don’t see as often as we’d like).
So … I kept thinking … these would be great for the Holidays, too! Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day we want to spread the love, right?!? Problem was, however … the printable poem said ‘Happy Valentine’s Day.’
Note I said was.
Well … problem solved (I’m resourceful like that).
I made a NEW CHRISTMAS Printable to go along with these! Now … you can follow the tutorial we made for Valentine’s Day Hugs (copied below for ya), and then just print off the new note to go along with!
Click HERE for the Christmas Printable Poem!
And (from last February’s post … don’t my boys look so little?!?!?) … here’s a review of how the rest of these ‘hugs’ are made:
STEP ONE: Make your handprints (finger paint on card stock):
STEP 2: Measure your kids’ arm spans (we want these hugs to be accurate here, people!!)
We used yarn. Basically … I had them stretch it across from hand to hand, and then I cut it. Pretty easy (and self explanatory, I realize). Oh, and Owen wanted to wear his Halloween costume that day if you’re wondering who the furry person to the left in the picture above is. You gotta pick your battles, right? Costume it was!
STEP 3: Cut out your handprints and back with an accent color cardstock.
STEP 4: Punch holes in the hands and attach your cut-to-length yarn.
STEP 5: Print POEM
STEP 6: If possible, have your kiddos sign the bottom.
STEP 7: Seal it up and mail it to Grandma and Grandpa (with a couple kisses?)
That’s it! Do you like how I just pasted the new poem right over the Valentine’s poem in the picture above?!? We aren’t actually making any of these this year … because we’ll actually be able to hug everyone in person! Can’t wait!!
Anyway … I hope someone can use the new ‘Christmas’ Poem printable to send some love through the mail this season!
Thanks for stopping by!