SIMILAR WHITE TOP || JEANS || EARRINGS || LIPSTICK IN ‘CLAUDIA’
Valentine’s Day has always been so much fun to spend with Garrett, but it has really been fun getting the kids involved. Each year I have the kids write and decorate Valentines for all of their Aunts and Grandmas. I don’t have any sisters, but Garrett has six! I love his sisters so much, like they are my own! Many of them have been like second moms to the boys (I’ve had at least one of his sisters in the room with us when I delivered each of the boys). They all love my boys and offer to babysit, give them birthday gifts, and pamper them all year, so I make a big effort to send them each a fun little package in the mail showing them how much we love them every Valentine’s Day.
Because I’ve been focusing on the special women in our lives during Valentine’s Day for the past few years, this year I want to branch out even more. While the boys like to decorate their own Valentines, I picked up a few pretty Valentine’s Day cards from Papyrus to send to a handful of women in my life as well. In order to run Elle Apparel, I rely heavily on a team of very talented and amazing women. My assistant, photographers, manager, and babysitter are all women that I would be lost without! Papyrus always delivers classy beautiful cards, and with 173 Valentine’s Day cards in their collection, I was able to get a unique card for each of them that fits their personality perfectly! I love making Valentine’s day more than just a romantic holiday. I want to make sure that I recognize some of my most cherished relationships with a handwritten note and a beautiful card. It’s a little outside the box for Valentine’s Day, but that’s why I like it! It will come as a surprise and hopefully show these women how much their hard work and relationships mean to me!
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in partnership with Papyrus | photography by Kendra Maarse