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A Long Distance Hug … FOR CHRISTMAS!

December 11, 2014
Long Distance Hug Poem for Christmas ... Such a cute and thoughtful idea! Via

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):

Long Distance Hugs  |  View From The Fridge

Such Concentration!

Long Distance Hugs  |  View From The Fridge

and Charlie (you got a little bit on the table … )

STEP 2:  Measure your kids’ arm spans (we want these hugs to be accurate here, people!!)

Long Distance Hugs  |  View From The Fridge

How Big?

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?)


Long Distance Hugs!  Great idea to send a little love this holiday season!

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!


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  • Reply Amanda @ The Anti Mom Blog December 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    this is just adorable!! perfect holiday love for our relatives who live far…thanks for sharing this!
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  • Reply Nessa Jay December 13, 2014 at 9:39 am

    This is the cutest! I am going to share this with my sister because I’m sure my parents would just LOVE to receive something like this from my nieces. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Rachel December 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    What an adorable idea!
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  • Reply Kid's Valentine Card Idea: Sending a Long Distance Hug January 23, 2015 at 5:01 am

    […] 6. Print and sign the valentine poem. Download the Free Printable Long Distance Hug Valentine Poem (128 KB PDF) and save to your computer for your own personal use only. If you want the singular version of the poem, you can download it for free on View From the Fridge. (Katie at View From the Fridge also has a cute printable version of the poem if you want to send Long Distance Hugs for Christmas!) […]

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