A Valentine for my Boy

Happy Valentine's Day from Mario in the BubbleGumDish studio.

Valentine's Day often gets a girlie rap with all the pink and glitter everywhere. When our son was little, I used to embroider dinosaurs or flying saucers with hearts on shirts for him to wear to his school's Valentine's Day parties. One year I set up a photo booth backdrop with diecut heart garlands from my studio and photographed all of his classmates with handmade mustache and lips photo props. In recent years we've decorated shoe boxes with his video game character drawings of Zombies, Chompers and Peashooters for his Valentine's Day mailbox. 

As he has gotten older, finding boy-friendly ways to show him some love can be tricky for the crafty mom of a little guy who is suddenly too cool for school.  I've found that enlisting his very own toys is a sweet and unexpected way to incorporate a little love into his February 14th. Here, a tiny Mario waits at the breakfast table with a simple paper Valentine heart. 

I have a soft spot in my heart for all things Valentine's Day, Check out our shop for adorable Valentine's Day one-piece bodysuits perfect for your littlest Valentine.

Mr6 sporting a handmade mustache photo prop at the photo booth at his school's Valentine's Day party

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