We've started a new Valentine Tradition!
I'm about to share all the details (be sure to stick around for the whole post because it includes free printables for you to download, as well as a fun giveaway!)
We have been having fun with a new book called Heart Stockings by Stefanie Hewlett and Allison Foulk, published by Deseret Book. It's a cute little story book about a brother and sister who are sad about putting the Christmas decorations away and having to wait a whole year for all of those fun traditions!
After glancing at the stockings being packed away, one of them comes up with a great idea to make "Heart Stockings"! They do "S.A.S." (Secret Acts of Service) for each other in the days leading up to Valentine's Day and leave little notes for each other in their Heart Stockings.
When Valentine's Day comes, they open their stockings and read the kind notes of love for each other, and little notes that reveal what little Secret Acts of Service were done for them, and by whom.
We had the chance to read the book while we were on vacation and when Katrina heard that we had our very own heart stockings waiting for us at home, she was practically bouncing up and down! She is so excited about this new tradition!
There are 4 designs available to buy your own Heart Stockings (shown above). At our house, Pink Hearts is Katrina's stocking, Red Polka-Dot is Talia's, Red and Cream is Ken's, and Cream Floral is mine.
Free Printable Valentine Notes
We've been using these cute downloadable printables to write notes on and put them in the stockings. There are several cute styles available for free to download and print. You can also find some inexpensive downloadable printables on the Heart Stockings website.
Now here's the really fun part- you can win your own copy of the book and 4 Heart Stockings to go with it, for your family! Just fill out the form below for your chance to win!
Disclosure: A copy of this book and 4 Heart Stockings were provided for review & giveaway purposes; all opinions shared are, as always, my own.