{2016 Blogger Valentine Exchange}

Mason and I joined some of our best blog friends for a kid Valentine swap! For over two weeks straight Mason received mail and got so excited with each new piece. We have some very creative and crafty friends. I let Mason open each Valentine as he received them, but then I made him put them in his Valentine Box {mean Mom!}. I wanted to take a picture of Mason with his Valentine's once he received them all. He didn't ever complain. He would just ask me, "can I have some of my Valentine's now?" Actually, he says "Valentime's" and it's too dang cute to correct him just yet.

All of Mason's Valentines...


Mason and I decided on these adorable Dino-Mite Valentines to send to our friends.

DIY Dino-Mite Valentine's

Supplies needed:
Mini Dinosaurs {ordered ours from Amazon}
Free Printable {here}
Cardstock & Printer
Twine or Washi tape
Exacto knife

I thought I could use a hole punch to make the holes to thread the twine through, but that didn't work. The hole punch wouldn't reach far enough into the center of the card where I wanted my dinosaurs, so I had to make my own holes with an exacto knife. All I did was lay the dinosaur on the card and then marked where I needed my holes, punched them with the knife and then tied the dinosaurs on. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, they were easy...but very time consuming!! And they're not very kid-helping friendly. It was worth it though, they were pretty adorable.

DIY DinoMite Valentines

DIY DinoMite Valentines

DIY DinoMite Valentines

DIY DinoMite Valentines

PS - if you plan on mailing these you will need to take them into the post office to get postage. Even though they feel like they weigh nothing and you could just slap a stamp on them, you can't. The dinosaur creates a bulge in the envelope and they will not go through the machines and thus requires more postage. It cost about $.98 cents to mail one of these cards. For some families that had two kids I put two in a bubble envelope and those were about $2.50 to mail.

Below are all of the bloggers in the swap! Be sure to visit all of their links for creative Valentine's Day ideas!!

Tawnya, Scarlett, & Bodhi @ All of Life's Little Adventures
Jen & Hattie @ And Hattie Makes Three
Ashley, Waverly, & Avalon @ Being Brickner
Jess & Abbie @ Being Mrs. Beer
Elizabeth & Mason @ Chasin' Mason
Liz & Jude @ Ellie and Addie
Crystal & Mason @ Hall Around Texas
Desiree, Marcus, & Julia @ Macke Monologues
Natalie & Blair @ Nat Your Average Girl
Sara, Mac, & Mim @ Running From the Law
Jess, Cameron, & Louise @ Scott Family of Maine
Jessica, Cameron, & Emerson @ Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom
Sarah, Brantley, & Holden @ Seeing All Sides
Karli, Kaye, & Sawyer @ September Farm
Chrissy & Elin @ Simple Joys Blog
Courtney & Aria | Sweet Turtle Soup
Meghan & Noah @ The Adventure Starts Here
Stephanie & Connor | Wife Mommy Me
Whitney, Kinsey, & Brielana @ Work It Mommy


  1. Hehe! Love those dino cards! What a fun collection!

  2. Oh I love the dino cards! Perfect for a little boy to send. This year I was able to score mini Pillow Pets for a dollar each and that is what we are giving out to Jack's friends. I seriously love Valentine's with kiddos.

  3. Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you how much Elin has loved her little dinosaur she got!! She is so girly but for some reason she is in love with "Dino" as we have named him. She just adores him!

  4. LOVE your Valentines!! Cam actually shared Louise's with her...he's pretty pumped that he can "play" dinosaurs with her!! Happy Valentines Day!!

  5. Love these! Those little dinosaurs are so cute!

  6. We loved your Valentine! So adorable!

  7. Loved this one! I wonder if Aria has lost the little dino yet though. I have no idea where everything disappears to.

  8. We loved the dinos!!! Thank you so much for sending both kids one too! ;)

  9. Both girls were so excited for your "valentimes", Kinsey loves Jurassic World (crazy, I know) and Brielana happily chews on anything she can put in her mouth lol.

  10. Your Dinos were such a huge hit in our house! Marcus was particularly fond of the idea that he got to play with TWO dinos since Julia can't quite play with hers. :)

  11. We loved your dinosaur valentine! I couldn't get it off fast enough for Mason. He kept trying to rip him off the paper! lol. So cute!

  12. Adorable!! Cam is gonna flip when he gets his! :)

  13. You did such an awesome job documenting all the valentines!!! And we absolutely loved yours! If I could add treats to our school cards I'd be copying your idea! Noah is obsessed with dinosaurs right now and they are learning about them at school :)


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