Sometimes it is not always easy being near your loved ones but we adored this idea “Send a hug in an envelope!”  This a great project and a fun way to create a little gift of love.

Here are the step by step instructions for your project. Enjoy!

Supplies Needed:

  • Washable paints
  • Paper
  • Envelope


1)     First off, I had the kids make hand prints.

2)     I waited for it to dry and then cut each one out.

3)     In the meantime I cut a thin strip of paper and wrote on it, “A birthday HUG from Chase”

4)     Next, fold the thin strip of paper into an accordion style pattern.

5)     Tape or glue the strip of paper to the hand prints so now it looks like a “hug”

6)     Fold it back down, pop in an envelope and Send a Hug in an Envelope!


A person’s name says a lot about them, which is why this fun task can be daunting and so fun for a soon to be new mommy. We have a list that was put together for the most popular names of 2014. So many to choose from! What’s your favorite!?




1 Liam Emma
2 Noah Olivia
3 Ethan Sophia
4 Mason Ava
5 Logan Isabella
6 Lucas Mia
7 Jacob Charlotte
8 Aiden Emily
9 Jackson Abigail
10 Jack Harper
11 Elijah Avery
12 Benjamin Madison
13 Luke Ella
14 James Amelia
15 William Lily
16 Michael Chloe
17 Alexander Sofia
18 Oliver Evelyn
19 Daniel Hannah
20 Owen Zoey
21 Gabriel Grace
22 Henry Addison
23 Matthew Aubrey
24 Carter Aria
25 Ryan Ellie
26 Wyatt Zoe
27 Nathan Audrey
28 Andrew Elizabeth
29 Caleb Natalie
30 Jayden Scarlett
31 Dylan Layla
32 Connor Victoria
33 Joshua Brooklyn
34 Isaac Lucy
35 Hunter Claire
36 Eli Lillian
37 Sebastian Anna
38 Landon Mila
39 David Nora
40 Samuel Riley

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