Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, has a heartfelt way to help kids create a gift for family and friends to love this Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, February 12, in every Jo-Ann store nationwide, kids can create colorful Valentine keepsake boxes during a free Make It-Take It event. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the crafting experts at Jo-Ann will be on hand to help kids create works of art using Core’dinations papers, Provo Craft cutting tools, and 3M adhesives. These boxes are sure to be treasured by anyone who is the lucky recipient.

While the kids are busy crafting, moms and dads can find supplies to make something special for their own Valentines. Visit the foodcrafting aisle to find everything needed to make some tasty Valentine treats. In addition, the floral department has all of the flowers, greenery and arranging supplies to create a beautiful arrangement that won’t even require water.

And, of course you’ll find all of the papercrafting materials you need to create one-of-a-kind Valentine cards. Centuries ago, the very first love note inscribed with the words “From your Valentine” was created by the Roman St. Valentine. Today the tradition carries on and has evolved into an exchange of cards in classrooms, among friends and between sweethearts. Create your own Valentines to bring smiles to the faces of everyone who receives your handmade greetings, and learn why at Jo-Ann, we believe Happiness is Handmade™.

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About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (NYSE: JAS) the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 48 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. For additional information, visit .

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