I saw a valentine's tree on one of the blogs I read, or maybe it was a link from a blog I read, but now I can't find the original post to cite it. Basically, you collect sticks or branches from your yard and tie on hearts with the names of those you love. I initially thought this would be hard for us since everything here is covered in snow. But, when we were out playing yesterday I found some willow branches in the snow and thought they'd be perfect. I stuck them in a bottle that I kept for flowers and trimmed them a bit.
Dylan punched out red hearts with our heart puncher and wrote the names of those we love. And I punched small holes and threaded through the yarn, then we hung them on the branches. Denny suggested adding a bird (the design of which is from our Valentine's cards) and I perched him up there with a bit of scotch tape and a supporting branch. Voila, a lovely centerpiece for our table.