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Valentine’s Day is coming and with it, all of the yummy Valentine’s Day candies and treats and chocolates. Hershey makes a whole bunch of my favorite candies, and sent us a lot of them last week with the task of doing something creative with them… like making a Valentine’s Basket for kids (I didn’t end up doing this, but my friend Angela did, so if you want to make one, you can find her post here). I was actually going to do a cute basket for the kids, but we’ve really been talking a lot about helping others and doing for others lately and I felt like I wanted to do something more in those lines. Hershey wants to start the tradition of creating Valentine’s Day baskets for your loved ones….and we like to make traditions for holidays with the kids… so we decided to make this Valentine’s Day even sweeter for the littlest loved ones with a “You’ve Been Hugged” Valentine’s Day Basket surprise…for the whole family!
You’ve Been Hugged Valentine Surprise
For some reason, “Booing” at Halloween kept popping into my head and then I realized, I wanted to do something like it but more Valentines-y. So, “You’ve Been Hugged” was born, and we were able to “Hug” two neighbors, one of whom actually grew up with the last name of Valentine and it’s her favorite holiday all year (and yet she has a Christmas wreath on her front door still…)
As luck would have it (for her), I do not own a basket that looks anything at all like it could work for Valentine’s Day so being sneaky, I asked her to borrow one… and then “Hugged” her with it. It was a whole lot of fun filling a basket with all kinds of goodies from Hershey’s-Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Hearts filled with Caramel, Reese’s Peanut Butter 5 oz. Heart, Hershey‘s 5 oz. Heart, some Kit Kat Valentine minis, and a Valentine box of assorted Hershey miniatures. I did also sneak a package of puppy treats in for their dog as well (tucked in back of basket).
You’ll notice two baskets above- we had a lot of Hershey treats and a lot of neighbors… so we decided to do double the fun. My hope is that each of those families will fill a basket of their own, and pass the You’ve Been Hugged idea along so that it grows and we can all brighten each others’ days!
To get your “You’ve Been Hugged” basket going- obviously you need to choose some Hershey Valentine Candies!! You’ll also want to print out the letter to go with the basket here or click the image of the letter above to grab the download file. Fill the basket, tuck the letter in and head out to surprise your friends and neighbors!
bonbon @ Farmhouse 40 says
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe at INSPIRE ME MONDAY link party. I hope to see there again this Monday. Hugs!!! http://www.farmhouse40.com
Crystal Mendez says
Awwww!! So cute, I don’t have a basket like that either but I bet I could find one at a thrift store or dollar store. Added to my pinterest 🙂
Amanda @The Kolb Corner says
What a sweet idea! Pinned. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
OMG what a cute idea. I did something similar for Halloween I BOO-D it Forward so I know I could do this for Vday!
Jessica Simms says
This is such a cute idea! I would love to surprise my neighbors with this.
Nicole Feliciano says
Great printouts they will definitely add some love to the valentine’s day baskets!
What a sweet way to surprise a friend or neighbor! Love the idea of sending HUGS! 🙂
Tiffany @ Daily Leisure says
Aw what a cute idea! I live in a neighborhood, but I don’t really know my neighbors. I start working outside the home for the first time in 6 years, I would love to start this around the job!
This is a cute basket. I want to surprise my neighbor with this.
Such a cute basket! I love Hershey’s chocolate .. so delicious
tiaras and tantrums says
How sweet to leave a basket for the neighbor. We don’t know any of our neighbors, but I think this would be great to leave on a friend’s doorstep! Super thoughtful.
What a great idea! My grandmothers neighborhood is mainly young families and they do these type of things all the time!
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
What a sweet and thoughtful Valentine’s Day basketball, I totally love it! I love the idea of placing it at their front doors, very cleaver!
Shannon Gurnee says
I love Hershey’s candies! This is such a cute idea for a gift basket girl! I would love to try making something like this!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have a few neighbors that would love this. I will have to get the supplies i need and make some to give out.
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
I live rural, but I do have 2 neighbors, both of which lived here when my grandparents were still alive and living in this home. The lady across the street just lost her husband last year and the couple next door plow my driveway for me all winter long. I should do something like this for them.
What a fun Valentine’s Day gift to give to a friend or neighbor. I love this idea!
What a brilliant idea. I love chocolate and I think that would be a lovely surprise for a person to come home to.
This is such a cute idea. I would love to leave this at my friends door!
Chubskulit Rose says
What a sweet and thoughtful treat for someone. The receiver not only will feel appreciated but hugged is pretty sweet!
Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog says
These would be so adorable to make for our neighbors! The ids would have fun helping as well! And then to see the surprise on the recipients faces! Wonderful!
Jessica Harlow says
I love the idea of a Been Hugged basket! It’s such a cute way to make someone’s day. And, I think it’s great that you even remembered the dog needs a treat too!
Julie Wood says
What a great Valentine’s Day gift basket and i like that it has dog treats in it. I would love to give one of these baskets to my sister!!
This is such a great idea! I love this for Valentine’s Day. What a great basket of goodies!
What a cute idea! Fun to give this out to loved one that’s not close to where you live. Warms your heart and makes them feel special.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This is the cutest idea ever! I love the thought of dropping off a surprise Valentine’s gift at the store.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
You had me at Reese’s. They are my weakness 🙂
Such a sweet surprise! I have a neighbor this would be perfect for.