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With all parties, graduations and other end of the school year activities, it’s good to have a few minutes to show you the cool Cupcake Party Banner we made for our recent Cupcake Challenge that went with these invitations.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the cupcakes and the letters. Actually, I recycled the letters from our Book Theme Party banner. My assistant found the perfect yellow shoe strings to hang it up. It was the perfect accent above the gifts.
As I’ve said before, I’m not a big sewer; this was project taught me quite a bit. I learned that sewing on T-shirt material is very challenging. How do all those people re-purpose them into useful new things? I practiced my button holes; the hardest part is aligning them and making them the same length.
My banner is far from perfect, but I think it still turned out pretty cute. I also love that the only thing I bought was the ribbon to hang it from – everything else came from my fabric scraps and old clothes.
This morning we gathered at the kitchen table and opened our Valentines from each other; there were Sealed with a Kiss Muffins, origami and of coarse chocolate. One of my kiddos was in charge of our daily scripture study. She had us start by looking for love in the Bible Dictionary – it’s not there. So we found it in the Topical Guide. It told us to see other words, which we started looking for in the Bible Dictionary. We found charity and looked up the scripture references.
After a few short passages, we learned that charity is the pure love of Christ. It edifies us, or lifts us toward Him. It is patient, kind and humble. No matter how many generous deeds we performed that don’t mean anything without charity, although charity often leads up to good works. Charity is vital and if we strive for it, the other good attributes follow.
We had a more festive holiday than usual with our banner and our cute mustache valentines. Happy Valentines Day! May you have a day full of charity.
Share how you celebrate the day of love!