Oriental Trading has been around since I was itty bitty. When I was little, my mom would order crafts and small gifts for us to give to our friends for all of the special occasions at school. I think that our gifts always stood out because they were so fun and adorable. It was one of my favorite parts of a holiday season and I actually still remember some of the things! Needless to say, I was very excited to be able to partner up with Oriental Trading for this Valentine’s Day season!
I did my best to pick up a variety of things to showcase all of the awesome reasons for checking out Oriental Trading! The crafts are always an entertaining way to bring in a holiday season and create memories with the kids. Between leading a Sunday school class of toddlers some Thursday nights and having Christian mom play groups, I thought that the religious Valentine’s Day crafts would be perfect. The Inspirational Valentine Prayer Box Craft Kit is something that I knew my kids would love. Small, round cardboard boxes come with self-adhesive foam pieces to decorate it and then, of course, use it for prayers! This craft is incredibly easy to do, especially because the foam is a sticker! My eight year old loves having prayer boxes for her siblings and friends to share their prayers with her and every night, she reads them and prays about them!
The Religious Handprint Valentine Wreath is one that I knew I and other parents would cherish. I tried to do one of those hand molds once and it was a disastrous mess! This craft kit includes a sheet of foam for your child to trace their hands and adhere it to the wreath, mess-free! It’s got a Bible verse from Mark 12:30, a cross, and hearts to decorate your wreath. All of the kids really enjoyed this craft and I will keep it forever. My church already orders from Oriental Trading for our Sunday school classes, especially for the holidays, but I do hope they pick this one up for all of the kids because I think it will be perfect to do with the toddler and preschool classes!
So that my kids can share the love with their friends this Valentine’s Day, I got the I Have Jesus in My Heart Friendship Bracelets. The colors are pretty and we love the sentiment, so the girls are excited to share these with their close buddies! Since a set of the Jesus Loves Me Tattoos includes so many, I helped the kids to come up with a cute way to use them as valentines for Valentine’s Day.
As a bit of a candy addict, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pick up some of the tasty Oriental Trading treats to use as Valentines! The Crystal Rock Candy Lollipops come in a variety of different colors by the dozen and since it was one of my favorite candies as a kid, I knew that my kids would flip for it! Air Heads® Mini Candy Bars can be bought in a set of more than 100, which pretty much covers all of my kids’ classmates at once!
I’m quite attached to my paper cutting machine and love to customize things for my family and friends. Oriental Trading is the most recommended spot by crafters to get fun things to personalize and there were several Valentine’s Day items that caught my eye! I really loved the Heart-Shaped Glass Vase and while it would look great personalized, touched with glitter, or filled with pretty stones, I decided to leave it simple for flowers as a beautiful way to decorate our table!
I knew that the Heart Bud Vases had plenty of room on the front of that big, pretty heart to put just about anything I wanted, making them perfect for any kind of project I wanted to do! Vases for my friends and my mom were my first thought and I figured with the small hole on top, they would be perfect for glitter, stones, a few roses, or even wooden roses!
Since my husband and I planned to have a date night in for Valentine’s Day, I thought that the Red Heart Ceramic Mugs would be ideal for our own little romantic hot chocolate bar! They’re so adorable as they come but I wanted to customize them with something close to us. (We always get into “I love you more” wars in this house!)
As you can see, Oriental Trading has an assortment of items for the kids, the crafters, and everyone in between. As always, we’ve had a blast with our goodies and look forward to spreading the love for Valentine’s Day!
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