A Jar of Hugs and Kisses

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February is here. I know that I said it isn't my favorite month, but I am such a hopeless romantic. I am thrilled to be surrounded with the hues of pink and red, with flowers and words of affection. If everyday was like this. . . oh, I would never get anything done. But it is wonderful to have a time that I am reminded to verbally show my love for my husband, children, family and friends.

I was intending to do just one post about various treats to make for Valentine's Day, but I decided to break it up into smaller chunks since I tend to talk, um write, too much.

Here is the first sweet, lovely treat: a jar of hugs and kisses. These could be made for your children or significant other or by your child for his friends.

You will need:
a canning jar
decorative paper
miniature pretzels
Hershey kisses

After you gather your supplies, follow these directions:
1. Using the lid of jar, trace a circle onto a piece of decorative paper; I used scrap book paper covered with patterns. Cut the circle out and tape to the inside lid of the jar.

2. Fill the jar with a mixture of pretzels, for hugs, and Hershey kisses. Use the heart shaped pretzels as they look like arms wrapping around in a hug.

3. Put the lid on top of the jar. Tie a ribbon around the mouth of the jar. Hole punch a heart shape to use as a name tag. Attach the name tag by tying it to the ribbon.

These jars are so simple to make. I was inspired by Jamie and her use of these jars at Christmas time. Thank you, Jamie!


  1. This is so sweet and easy - I love those kind of ideas! What a great little valentine for a teacher! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Very nice. It's a very simple gesture of saying I'm thinking of you. Nice one.

  3. What a cute idea. I love it.


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