Never know what to get your Star Wars-loving husband and kids for Valentine’s Day? I have an idea for you, complete with easy printables.
With both ancient Roman and Christian origins, Valentine’s Day has become one of the most beloved holidays around the world.
Even before Valentine’s Day became an official holiday, February was known as the month of romance. Why February? For the ancient Romans, March was the beginning of the new year, so February was a time for riddance and renewal. The festival Lupercalia was created to do just that, in terms of increasing fertility. It was a very strange event and you can read more about it here.
The most common belief is that sometime in the 3rd or 4th century there lived a Christian priest named Valentine, who was martyred. He performed marriages in secret after the emperor forbid Roman soldiers from marrying. The church placed the feast of St. Valentine on February 14th to Christianize the Lupercalia festival.
Star Wars : Would You Rather?
a booklet full of fun Star Wars themed questions for kids
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up in less than 3 weeks, my husband and I will soon undoubtedly have the same conversation we have every year:
Him: What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
Him: That’s it? Are you sure?
Me: Yes. Just a big bag of M&M’s.
M&M’s have always been my favorite candy. Now you can even order your own personalized M&M’s for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and weddings (or just because you feel like it.) Check out the MY M&M’S website to see the vast customization options.
Here is what you do…
Visit the MY M&M’S design center and choose up to three colors out of the 25 available. I chose red, green, and blue to match the lightsabers I wanted.
You can add one image of your own, like BB-8 from Star Wars.
You can add up to two images from their clipart library. There is even a new section full of Star Wars clipart!
You can add up to four messages. I chose to add “I love you” and “I know” a la Leia and Han.
Complete your order, by choosing your packaging. Check out the MY M&M’S Valentine’s Day Idea Gallery for some really cute and creative ideas.
This year, I made M&M-filled lightsabers.
Since shipping on my custom M&M’s is 7-10 business days, I used plain M&M’s purchased at the store for these photos.
You can find different sizes of plastic test tubes at Amazon, and craft stores like Hobby Lobby. My tubes came in a Lab-in-a-Bag science kit and have a diameter of 7/8-inch. Below are the images I created for the lightsaber handles. Right click on each image and choose save. If your tube’s diameter is smaller than 7/8-inch, you can shrink the image down, cut the sides, or overlap the edges more when wrapping.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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