Why is it that holidays tend to sneak up on me? I try to stay on top of things and then all of a sudden I discover that a holiday is coming up in a week or so and I have to step up my pace...or stay up late. Usually, it's the latter. Valentine's Day was just one such time so I had to quickly throw what I had together and get it in the mail in the morning.
I stopped by the grocery store and grabbed some Valentine candy and just dumped it all into a big bowl and gave it a good mix. I happened to have these cute red and white paper sacks from another project. You can get them at the craft store or online (if you're more prepared than I am, they are less expensive online!) Throw in some candy or other treats (you could go healthy if you want...but it's Valentine's Day...so why?) and fold down the top. I tied it with some red and white bakers twine and added a tag to each bag. Decorate the tags with a strip of coordinating Washi Tape (came in a Christmas pack) or stickers or stamps (I used a tiny heart) or whatever you have lying around in your stash then write their name and a short message on the back of the tag. You can purchase the twine, tags and Washi tape from the craft store if you don't have any...I think I purchase all three at different times from Pick Your Plum which lately seems to have a lot of clothing but sometimes has some pretty cool package containers and craft items.
One of the great things about something simple like this is the fact that it didn't cost me a mint to put together or to mail. I have a lot of missionaries that I send to and need to send one to their companion as well so I need to keep the cost down where I can. I could fit two Love Sacks into a small Flat Rate box and mail for about $5 a box within the United States. Just the right amount of sweet without being too much.