National Hug Day Ideas

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Next Tuesday, January 21, is National Hug Day. Our family is celebrating by mailing our loved ones a hug!

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This is a very simple project, guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

To start, I measured the arm span of my children. I have an eight-month old and a very busy two-year old, so the easiest way for me to do this was to measure the arm length of their t-shirts:

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Next, I traced their hands onto construction paper. You’ll need two prints for each hug. I also cut out two hearts, and a bunch of circles using a hole punch:

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Then, starting with one hand print, I started sewing the pieces of paper together to make a chain (who knew you could sew paper?).

I sewed the hand print first, added several circles, put a heart in the middle, added the rest of the circles, and finished with the second hand print. It was so simple! I used a medium-length stitch and it took me less than one minute.

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Here’s what our hugs looked like when I was done sewing:

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How cute is that? We ended up making one for all our great grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. (We had a lot of hugs laying around here!):

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Then I simply folded the hugs a few times, and slipped them in an envelope:

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To add a little something “extra”, I made the addresses look like they were getting a hug:

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Now our hugs are sitting by the front door, patiently waiting to be mailed.

Thank you for stopping by today. If I could reach through the screen and give you a hug, I would! Happy Hug Day!


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