Sunday, February 8, 2015

How To Make Your Grandchildren Smile

I found this unique Valentine idea at the Crafty Journal blog and had to pass it along! Crafty Journal is my go-to blog when I want to make a quick and easy treat for a grandchild.

DH and I always put $2.00 in the cards we send to our young grandchildren on holidays. This year, they'll get a surprise when they find that "Nanny" has folded their dollar bills into Valentine hearts.

Here is a link to Noreen's folding directions for the hearts at the Crafty Journal site. The directions are very easy to follow and each origami heart only took me a minute or two to fold. Stiff or new dollar bills will probably work best; I used a bone folder to press down my folds (not required).

directions from Crafty Journal
Are these cute or what???

Now that my Valentines are almost ready to mail, I'm already looking forward to filling the grandchildren's Easter cards . . .

With these . . .Bunny Money!
photo courtesy of Crafty Journal
You can visit Crafty Journal and find the directions for the Bunny Money here.
And while I'm writing about cute "stuff" I've found on other blogs, how about this?
Last Saturday, I posted Got Keys? DIY Wallet Card Organizer on my blog. One of the commenters was Linda from another of my favorite blogs, Itsy Bits & Pieces. She had read my post and told me about her friend at Privet & Holly who makes these little "Card Keyper" kits and sells them on etsy. A little fancier that mine . . .
but really cute!
Now why didn't I think of that?
 This post is linked to:
Amaze Me Monday at DWELLINGS
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House


  1. At Christmas I fold money into trees to put in cards. I also fold a bunch of $1 bills to use for tips. Usually I'll give them one folded bill and the rest of their tip unfolded. I bet you could use hearts for tips too.

    1. What a great idea, Betty, especially about folding tip money!

  2. Luckiest grandkids ever,
    to have such a sweet and
    caring grammy! What an
    adorable idea and I can just
    imagine how excited they will
    be to receive these!

    Thank you for the link to my
    little Etsy Shop. So kind of
    you, Cheryl!!

    xo Suzanne

  3. Our cards are going in the mail on Tuesday and they will have money hearts included! Thanks for the great idea, Cheryl!

  4. This is so cute! Gotta get my grandkids cards in the mail today...I am going to try to copy you and send heart money.

  5. What a cute idea. I think I fold some hearts for my little nephew. Great way to make money a little more fun. :)

  6. Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the sweet feature - I really appreciate it! I'm going to have another fun Easter money idea in a few weeks. Have a wonderful week!


  7. They must adore you, what a fun day they had.

  8. I love this cute money folding idea, Cheryl! So cute...pinning! You are so sweet to share Suzanne's link!

  9. I'm not your grandchild, but you made me smile. Cute idea!

  10. Oh my! I love the money folded into a heart. I'm going to try that! Sweet hugs, Diane


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