Monday, January 25, 2010

Tony's 14 Days of Valentines, Take Two

I've done something like this several times in the past, but because Tony and I won't be together for Valentine's Day this year (sigh of self-pity), I wanted to do it again this year so that he had a little something to open each day of the 14 days leading up to Valentine's Day. The trick was finding 14 NEW things to send, but also making them something that he could use or that he could enjoy while he is deployed or share with his office. So this is what I came up with:

Day 1: I "chews" you for my Valentine. (big 12 pack box of gum)
Day 2: I'm stuck on you. (a sheet of heart stickers)
Day 3: I love to "tissue"...get it? Kiss you? Okay, work with me here... (mini tissue box)
Day 4: You make my world go 'round. (a package of his favorite round cookies)
Day 5: You knock my socks off! (a pair of new socks)
Day 6: You're my King of Hearts! (new pack of playing cards)
Day 7: You've been hugged. (bag of chocolate Hugs candies)
Day 8: You're hot. (a box of Hot Tamales)
Day 9: Your love hits the right note with me. (notepad)
Day 10: Our love is better than any Hollywood story. (box of New Moon candy)
Day 11: You've been kissed. (bag of chocolate Kiss candies)
Day 12: 'Nuff said. (I found the ugliest foil wrapped chocolate fish that said "You're a Keeper" on it. It was so bizarre that it was perfect.)
Day 13: I've got you under my skin. (favorite aftershave OR you can take the "under" part and run with it...:-) I'm just sayin'...
Day 14: Happy Valentine's Day! (you're on your own for this one!)

I wrapped each gift individually with the tag inside. Then I wet embossed a number on 14 tags with silver powder and attached them to each gift. I found some of the coolest silver tokens for "time gifts" (hugs, kisses, massages, etc.) and got 5 different ones and attached them to each of the bagged items as well as the final gift. And the best part is that they fit comfortably in large flat rate box.

It's on it's way!!


Walker said...

That is such a cute idea - I am going to have to steal this one! I am sure Tony will love his package.

Jeni said...

I can't wait for Tony to get his special V-day box...these are so fun.

AngelaW said...

I loved this idea a few years ago when you posted, but I couldn't pull it off that Valentine's day. Instead, the boys and I did a 12 days of Father's day that year. It was so much fun for all of us. Jack was absolutely giddy every time I had him sneak a gift out to Tyler's car, so that he would find it in the morning. I love copying you! Heaven knows I have spent years and years practicing.

becky said...

too cute! how much longer till he is home with you? you are such an inspiration to me! i can hardly handle my kids WITH my hubby home. : )

Rosanne said...

You are so good!! He'll love it all, I'm sure!!

Carr Lot said...

oh how cool are you. And the best part of this is I get to steal this idea and do it myself! Dave's in Colorado for the next 5 weeks - it's PERFECT. Thanks for doing all the creative stuff for me. : D
You'll make me look good.

Jenn said...

Tony's for sure going to be thrilled.

MooreInterest said...

Tony is ONE LUCKY GUY!! You're so creative--and clever!!!!

Jeni said...

I finished making my list I still need to gather alot of it. Ben and Madi love this idea too...they are in on it and came up with some good ideas. Last week when I was making my gifts for our teachers I was asking the kids what I should do for dad...I asked if I should make him a drink holder thing and what name I should put on it. Ben said dad and I said LOVERBOY and both B&M cracked up and said he wouldn't use it if it said that. Anyway thanks again for sharing this fun idea...I am ready to get the party started!

Jenni said...

Oh, this is great idea! :) And this way, it lets you do something nice to celebrate Valentine's Day, even though you are apart! I bet you can't wait until he comes home! :)

I hope you are doing well! Any snow your way yet? :)

Oh, and I am so excited for you that you get to go to Disney World in March! You guys are going to have a blast! It is so much fun here! :)

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Oh this would be so so special. What a marvelous idea!

Sonja said...

What a lucky man.