Valentine Hugs and Kisses – An Inexpensive Gift Idea

This is a great little gift that is inexpensive and very cute for most anyone you want to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day.

What you will need for ten gifts:
10 snack-sized Ziplock bags
10 pieces of heavy paper cut to 4″x 6.5″
2 bags Hershey Kisses
2 bags Hershey Hugs
Pink and Red felt tip pens

Instructions: If it is the right time of year, you can get Hershey Kisses, in red and green, half off after Christmas. Just use the red ones for this project, and save the green for St. Patrick’s Day (or for personal snacking!).

Place a half a dozen hugs and kisses in the Ziplock bag and zip it up. Fold the paper length-wise and staple the bottom of the edges just the zipper of the bag. On the front of the bag, write: “Hugs and Kisses, Happy Valentines Day”. You can decorate the front with X’s and O’s either hand written, or using the letters of a stamp alphabet. Put the To: and From: on the back of the card.
Easy, easy, easy! You can adapt this for your kids to give to school friends. (My son objected to putting “Hugs and Kisses” on his valentines, but loved giving out the candy with just “Happy Valentines” on the front.

Kathi is the editor of Home and Heart, an on-line e-zine dedicated to women who choose to improve the lives of themselves, as well as impacting those around them, through simplifying, goal setting and acting. To subscribe, send an email to She is also a writer,whose work is found in Simple Times and The San Jose Mercury News, Glamor Puss, and many other on-line publications.

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