My daughter's school is all hippiefied and doesn't want candy for Valentine's day. I'm not too heartbroken. Last year I spent quite a bit of money, just to contribute to tooth decay. Not this year.
I mixed up some gel food coloring with Elmer's glue to make garden friendly paint
We each decorated the hearts and had a lot of fun
Next we glued on several seeds from cheap seed packs.
Marigolds, sunflowers, morning glories, zinnias...
Never say never, but I spent a grand total of about 3 bucks on this project, other than what we just had laying around the house (food coloring, glue, paper). And it made the whole family happy. Why would I spend a bunch of money on crummy valentines cards that just get rummaged through and tossed when the candy is gone?