Monday night, January 31, the kids decorated their own foam mailboxes that we got on sale at Michael's. Preston picked a red one and Kaitlyn picked a pink one. They also picked out some foam stickers to stick all over their mailboxes.
Then, the mailboxes are placed downstairs in the living room. Each day from February 1 through February 14, there will be a surprise waiting for the kids in their mailboxes. None of the surprises are very expensive. So far, they both got a Valentine's coloring page on Feb 1. Today, Preston got a puzzle ($1) and Kaitlyn got a Tinkerbell notebook ($1). They are so excited to see what new thing they will get each day.
There are other activities planned as we countdown like making a Valentine's mobile to hang from our dining room light, making heart-shaped cookies, and a day full of fun on Valentine's.