Easy, Creative and Free Valentine Ideas for the Sandwich Generation

by Kaye Swain

Happy Valentines Day Holidays snowman clip art for the Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of babysitting grandchildren while caring for the elderly parents.jpgWOW! Where is the time zooming? Next week is already Valentine's Day! We're so busy this year, the grandkids and I haven't even had much time for the fun and easy crafts for kids that I also love. Then again, there's no reason the seniors in my home can't enjoy them sans grandkids. While I usually send the sweet little kids' Valentines sometimes handmade with my favorite cute country clipart, along with small gifts for the grandkids and the elderly parents in my family, my senior mom loves to send regular Valentine greetings cards to all the grandkids. She usually enjoys picking out special ones from Walmart or Hallmark but occasionally indulges in some fun handmade greetings cards.

I'll have to show her – and YOU – about this adorable and FREE ebook from Sidetracked Sara. She is such a fun resource for easy crafts for all of us, from kids to seniors. Just click here to head to her site, sign up for her free email, and the ebook will arrive in your inbox. A sweet gift for a sweet and happy holiday!

A Valentines Day on a Dime gift eBook for the Sandwich Generation copyAnother of my fave resources is Tawra Kellem, author of  Dining on a Dime cookbook and so many other books. She's also got a free Happy Valentines Holiday ebook for all of us in (and out of) the Sandwich Generation. I just got mine and if you'd like one as well, just click here. It's full of  fun, practical and creative ways to save money while you enjoy creating special family memories on Valentine's Day with your loved ones. 

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for a listing of a few of the many fun Valentine's Day party blog posts that are up and about around the internet. It's a fun way to go to a party without ever leaving your home – perfect all of us busy Sandwich Generation caregivers. And here's two early parties – Bargain Hunting With Laurie, with the cutest old-time-y cards and comments, and  Pink Saturday, where the theme this week is sharing all sorts of things we love – in all sorts of colors. In my case, that would be GOD, FAMILY, and sharing Valentine fun. How about you?

P.S. No, I didn't forget the article – just the date. So part two of the Christian audio books for kids series will be NEXT week :)

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 DogsMom

This has not been a typical year at all, from weather to just STUFF coming up unexpectedly. Thank you for sharing something fun and simple.

2 Diane

Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

3 Sherry

Hi Kaye Sweetie…
Happy Pink Saturday and what a beautiful share today. I love it that you shared this wonderful free craft book that can be delivered straight into my email box. Always looking for new things to create and try.

Yes I am still asking myself where has this year gone? It is already flying by.

Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day sweet friend. Country hugs and Valentine kisses, Sherry
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4 The Tablescaper

Looks some great ideas! Why don’t you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

5 laurie

Kaye, these look like great things to check out. Thanks for sharing them, and thank you for linking to the party at my place! Happy Valentine’s Day! laurie
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6 Kaye Swain

Hi Laurie – Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well and thanks for an enjoyable blog party :)

7 Kaye Swain

Thanks so much for the sweet suggestion. I didn’t make it for Valentine’s Day but I’ll have to remember that for St. Patrick’s Day. :)

8 Kaye Swain

:) :) :) It’s definitely been crazy, that’s for sure! And you’re very welcome. I’m so glad you liked it. :)

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