Do you have any suggestions for a group of graduate students doing Valentine's Day boxes at our desks at school (like we did for our elementary school Valentine's Day parties)? I need help with both box design, as well as suggestions for the Valentines themselves!
This year, I proposed setting out Valentine's Day boxes in our graduate student office. You know...like the ones we set out in elementary school for all of our fellow students to put candy and cartoon character-themed cards in? I thought it would be a fun thing to do in our gloomy basement office this time of year. My initial thought is for all of us to make some kind of box, set them on our desks on Valentine's Day, and put candy and cards in the boxes throughout the day (we all have desks in two big shared rooms, which are open throughout the day).
However, I've discovered that I have no idea how to adapt the magic of the Valentine's Day box/classroom candy exchange to the graduate student office environment, either for the boxes or the candy/cards. I remember possibly cutting out pictures from magazines and gluing them onto shoeboxes, but I was wondering if anyone more creative than me had any better and less time-intensive ideas. I've been browsing Pinterest
, but the suggestions there seem distinctly geared toward those elementary school parties (although I kind of like the Kleenex monster boxes).
I'd also welcome ideas for kind, small, cheap candy/gifts/cards that I could give out, besides kind words to my colleagues printed on SpongeBob SquarePants card stock.
We have several international students in my office who have no idea what I'm talking about when I say "Valentine's Day boxes," so pictures would be helpful.
We are psychology/linguistic students studying language processing, in case that matters.