Valentine’s Day Countdown (with free printable)

*Originally published in January of 2013 – this is a such fun countdown/advent idea, worth sharing again for new readers.

I love a fun holiday countdown, and this one is just for 14 days…the first 14 days in February. Count down to Valentine’s day with these little love notes for the ones you love.

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is coming up so fast?! I love the classic look of envelopes sealed with a heart.

To make this simple countdown, we made our own mini kraft envelopes. I wanted small envelopes, and I didn’t have any little ones on hand. You can buy them or make them for this project. If you decide to make them, we first started with a 5×5 inch square of kraft card stock. Using the Martha Stewart Crafts score board and the little envelope measurement tool on the back side, we scored the envelope and cut little notches out for easy folding. I then used my low temp hot glue gun to keep the envelope together and add the pink heart. These envelopes are not sealed closed. They are lightly taped down for easy opening and closing.

For the word love in the center of the calendar and the numbers on the envelopes, I used small American Crafts thickers. For the backdrop, I made this DIY distressed wood backdrop. I made it a while ago, but it works great for this countdown calendar. You could also just use a foam core board found in the school supplies section of most big stores.

Now for the fun part…the sweet little love notes. There are 8 little notes to a page, so you’ll need to print this printable out twice for the calendar. The notes fit great in these mini envelopes.

*Update: Due to the popularity of this printable file, it’s now being offered as a one dollar download. For just $1 you can print it as many times as you’d like.

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Now it’s up to you how you fill them…little notes, movie tickets, gift cards or little candies.

Happy counting down!

Looking for more fun Valentine’s crafts? You can find them all on our Valentine’s page.

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  1. Kelly says

    Just last night i was thinking what i could do for my daughter in the “countdown” to Valentine’s Day!! So many cute things to use/glue/stamp/glitter, i couldn’t get all the fun i wanted to out of this simply devine holiday by just doing ONE craft for the ‘actual’ day!! So thanks for this idea…cant wait to get it done :) My daughter will love it! I just hope she doesn’t associate it with the Christmas advent calendar, and will be expecting Santa’s “loot” to appear on the 14th!!! lol

  2. MJ says

    Thanks for the cute idea. Once I have paid, do you email the link or how do I get to it? Sorry if you said how and I missed it. thanks!


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