Confession time: These are LAST year’s Valentine’s Day photos. I never blogged them last year, because, as usual, they were done the evening before Valentine’s Day, and by the time I was ready to share them, they were no longer ‘in season.’ So, I decided to hold onto them until Valentine’s Day rolled around this year so that they wouldn’t seem so out of place. And who knows, maybe next year at this time I’ll be sharing photos from this year’s Valentine’s day session. That’s the way falling behind works. *wink, wink*

At any rate, this is my very own little cutie pie. My daughter. My little munchkin. When I was pregnant with her, she had a due date shortly after Valentine’s Day, and so I always thought of her as my own special little Valentine. Well, turns out she had other plans, and came out with a January birthday. But it’s still close enough to Valentine’s day that her yearly photo session often takes on the Valentine theme.

I have been wanting to take photos of her in her winter hat for a long time. I love the way it looks so cute on her! And often times, she wears her hats around the house long after having come in from the cold. (I guess she takes after her dad that way. Me, I NEVER wear hats. Like, ever.)

I also had this fun idea with glittery hearts I wanted to try. Throw in a few candy conversation hearts, and we had the makings of a very cute, very fun photo session.

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After all was said and done, here are the Valentine’s we created to hand out to her classmates.

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Aren’t these just the cutest?! We printed them wallet sized, and packaged them with some pixie stix in a clear cellophane bag, and tied it all up with ribbon. Super easy, and super cute! I just love making homemade valentines!

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