Valentine’s Day Boxes

Trying to explain time to a toddler can be a tough one, especially when nine months sounds like a short amount of time, but can seem really long. Because the baby will be born around Easter, we tried to give Peyton a better sense of how much time would pass by explaining the holidays that would come before April. We told the kids in September, so we told her we’d have to get through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. I can’t believe we’re approaching the last holiday and that February starts on Saturday! Time sure flies.

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Since we’re getting closer to the month of love, I wanted to share what I’ll be including in the kids’ Valentine’s Day boxes this year for inspiration and to introduce you to a couple of new small shops I found while looking for things to include.

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A huge thank you to Nicole, creator behind The Soltrop Six Peg Dolls Etsy shop for collaborating with me this holiday. She is incredibly talented and paints the most adorable wooden peg dolls. Her shop is home to the coolest collection of sets and she can create custom orders. The colors and attention to detail in her sets is perfect. Nicole graciously gifted us the set for Peyton and is offering my followers 10% off with the code MARINAMAKES10. Please go check out her shop! Her peg dolls would make the best gift for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or just for fun.

Peyton’s Box

  • Wild at Heart shirt from The Dreaming Daisy
  • Velvet headband from Evie Pearl Handmade
  • Peg doll set from The Soltrop Six Peg Dolls (use code MARINAMAKES10 for 10% off your order)
  • All natural heart bath bomb is made by a local mama – if you’re local and interested, please comment below and I can share her information!
  • Chocolate covered marshmallow pop is from World Market (they have the best holiday treats!)
  • Ella and Mila nail polish – a seven-free chemical polish that we love and buy from Target
  • Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty – a sweet book showing that every girl is beautiful for their own unique reasons

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Emory’s Box

  • Lover Boy shirt from The Dreaming Daisy
  • Peg doll set from The Soltrop Six Peg Dolls (use code MARINAMAKES10 for 10% off your order)
  • All natural heart bath bomb is made by a local mama
  • Chocolate covered marshmallow pop is from World Market
  • Little dinosaurs are from World Market as well
  • Love, Z by Jessie Sima – a book about a robot trying to find the meaning of love

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I’m so thankful to the small shops that make such unique and beautiful products! Please check them all out and show them some love and support if you can. If you end up finding inspiration from these boxes, please tag me in your posts and check out my stories on Instagram for a closer look at the boxes. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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