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Create A Conversation Hearts Candy Frame This Valentine’s Day!

We just love Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it, between taking your sweetheart out for dinner and all those gifts you bought, it can get pretty pricey. But one gift you can give is one your sweetie will love.  Why?  Because it’s made by…. YOU!  This easy-to-make craft is filled with sentimental value and shows that you care enough to have taken the time to create a meaningful gift that is so very special.

Now, because we’re candy people, our gift has to include candy and for this craft, we’re using Conversation Hearts. They’re the perfect ingredients to create a super cute Valentine’s Day photo frame that’s easy to make and you’ll even have some candy leftover for snacking while you’re putting it together!

Preschool Inspirations gave us the idea to share this sweet frame, so let’s see what we need to begin creating:

  • 4 Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Conversation hearts
  • Glue Gun
  • Glossy Mod Podge (this is a sticky glue that will hold the hearts to the frame)
  • Cheap paintbrush
  • Disposable plate or something similar
  • Magnets or string to display your frame
  • A cover for your work surface to keep the mod podge off of it

Now that we have all that we need to get crafting, let’s put our Conversation Hearts Picture Frame together:

  1. Glue the craft sticks together using the glue gun
  2. Put some Mod Podge on a plate and use the paintbrush to “paint” the craft sticks with it
  3. Stick the Conversation Hearts to the frame
  4. Let the frame sit for a few minutes until the hearts are firmly in place
  5. Once the hearts are secure, paint the frame and hearts with more Mod Podge to give it a glossy finish
  6. When everything is dry, add a photo as well as some magnets or string to the back of the frame so it can be hung and displayed

Photo credit: Preschool Inspirations

If you’re not as crafty as you want to be, or just can’t seem to find any Mod Podge at your local craft store, you can simply use the hot glue from your glue gun to secure the Conversation Hearts to your picture frame.

Of course, no Valentine’s Day is complete without giving your sweetheart some sweets, so be sure to shop our Valentine’s Day candy selection to pick up some seasonal favorites.

 

Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Candy For Your Child’s Classmates

We love holidays that are deep in tradition – especially fun ones!  Valentine’s Day is one of them and it’s right around the corner.  Here at BlairCandy.com, we happily remember Valentine’s Day in school and giving each other those cartoon-style valentines with cute messages on them. Even better were the valentines accompanied by Valentine’s Day Candy we just couldn’t get enough of.

If you have kids, it’s time to keep that tradition alive and we’re here to help you out with our favorite affordable Valentine’s Day candy that they can pass out with their Valentines:

Conversation Hearts – Conversation Hearts are one of the most-loved Valentine’s Day candy selections. Simply have your child hand out a conversation heart box with each valentine, or write a sweet message on each box, and voila insta-valentine!


HERSHEY’S Kisses – Valentine’s Day and chocolate are a pairing made in holiday heaven, and what better chocolate to hand out than HERSHEY’S Kisses?  Specially packed and individually wrapped in red, pink, and silver foil for Valentine’s Day, Kisses are perfect for handing out, giving a bag to your child’s teacher, or placing in a bowl or basket for everyone in the class to enjoy.


 

Valentine Heart Lollipops  – We’re a “sucker” for a good lollipop, and we “love” themed pops for holidays and Valentine’s Day is no exception.  World-famous Charms Heart Shaped Lollipops are gussied up and ready to be handed out with a Valentine card.  Your child can even write who they’re for and who they’re from on the wrapper.  With 25 in each bag, there’s more than enough for everyone in the class.


 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts – The way to win anyone’s heart is to shower them with… chocolate and peanut butter, right?  Well, maybe not, but as candy lovers we know that it’s hard to resist the combination of those two ingredients and chocolate and peanut butter is always better when it’s from Reese’s!  These individually wrapped  bite-size heart-shaped chocolates are a sweet way to show your friendship.

Traditions are meant to be kept, and we hope children are giving each other valentines for years to come. Sure, the cartoons and characters on the valentines may change, but extending friendship and goodwill to classmates only creates a wonderful tradition your child can continue to pass on. Accompanying your child’s valentines with some sweet Valentine’s Day Candy only adds an extra touch of love, and we can all use a bit of that!

Conversation Hearts Candy Sayings: Then And Now

Conversation Hearts Candy has been sending smiles to our lips since 1902 when the delightful sayings first were produced by the candy manufacturer Necco. Although the candy’s formula has remained fairly consistent throughout the years, the sayings on conversation hearts candy have changed and evolved over the years. Come along with us on a love-filled journey of conversation hearts candy sayings over the last few years!

2005
Love should feel fun and whimsical, and Necco adds just these traits into their conversation heart sayings. It seems as if almost every year of sayings revolves around a “theme”, and for 2005, that theme was the game of love. Sayings include:

#1 FAN, DREAM TEAM, FIT FOR LOVE, LOVE LIFE, BE A SPORT, LOVE MY TEAM, CHEER ME ON, BE MY HERO, HEART OF GOLD, and ALL-STAR

2006
Before we discover love with a significant other, we learn how to love through our home and family. 2006 conversation hearts candy sayings embody this love, with sayings including:

ILU, HOUSE PARTY, HOME RUN CALL, HOME SWEET HOME, GO HOME, HOME SOON, and HOMESICK

2007
Aw, remember those initial feelings of “puppy love” you both had for each other? Sure, your feelings are deeper now, but it’s nice to recall fondly on those feelings, and Necco helped us do just that in 2007! Their conversation hearts candy sayings include:

COOL CAT, PUPPY LOVE, TAKE A WALK, MY PET, BEAR HUG, TOP DOG, URA TIGER, GO FISH, LOVE BIRD, and PURR FECT

2008
It’s only natural that we want to experience love, and Necco embraces it in 2008 with an emphasis on all things nature and wildlife in their conversation hearts candy sayings:

MELT MY ♥, IN A FOG, CHILL OUT, CLOUD NINE, HEAT WAVE, SUN SHINE, GET MY DRIFT, WILD LIFE, NATURE LOVER, and DO GOOD

2009
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, isn’t it? Well, a woman’s too! Necco wants us to whip up some delicious treats for each other in their 2009 line:

RECIPE 4 LOVE, TABLE 4 TWO, STIR MY HEART, MY TREAT, TOP CHEF, SUGAR PIE, SWEET LOVE, HONEY BUN, SPICE IT UP, and YUM YUM

2010
Necco actually held a contest for new conversation heart sayings and flavors to welcome in a new generation of Valentine’s Day candy gifters with novel new sayings including:

TWEET ME, TEXT ME, YOU ROCK, SOUL MATE, LOVE BUG, and ME+YOU

Then in 2018 the unthinkable happened.  Necco, the manufacturer of Conversation Hearts, went bankrupt and the future of these treats as well as others such as Necco Wafers and the SkyBar candy bar were in doubt.  Products disappeared from shelves for several years as other candy manufacturers picked up bits and pieces of one of America’s oldest candy companies.

One of those companies turned out to be Spangler Candy who restarted production of these Valentine’s Day candy staples in 2020.  Thank heaven, as Valentine’s Day just isn’t complete without getting a box of these treats from a secret admirer or BFF!

So, in 2021 Spangler is rolling out new sayings for Conversation Hearts which include:

IGOTU BABE, CRAZY NLUV, PER FECT, SUMMR LOVIN, LOVE SHAK, STILL THE 1, and ALLMY LIFE as well as more:

Our hearts are jumping with excitement to see the new Conversation Hearts Candy sayings this year and look forward to this nostalgic candy being around for another century!

One Favorite Valentine’s Day Candy Will Be Missing in 2022

Just as Santa is preparing the reindeer and tuning up his sleigh for his once-a-year midnight ride, the elves in our candy warehouse are getting ready for two more big holidays that are right around the corner.

Yes, as soon as all the Christmas treats are gone, we’ll be busy stocking every nook and cranny of our warehouse with delicious Valentine’s Day and Easter candy. Actually, we begin ordering candy for these holidays months in advance so we’re sure to have the best selection once the manufacturers start shipping.

Once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve we begin getting ready for Valentine’s Day, the “sweetest” holiday of the year. While you may think boxed chocolates destined for someone’s sweetheart are the biggest seller, think again!

New and exciting Valentine’s Day candy debuts every year right alongside classics such as those boxes of chocolates we mentioned and of course conversation hearts that have been saying “I Love You” since 1901.

Unfortunately, one particular candy won’t be making an appearance this Valentine’s Day thanks to the ongoing supply chain, distribution, and labor issues that have been commonplace thanks to COVID-19.

Which one? Heart-shaped Marshmallow PEEPS.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

Yes, everyone’s favorite fluffy, marshmallow treat won’t be available for Valentine’s Day this year. Now before you start wondering about the fate of PEEPS come Easter time, have no fear! The manufacturer, Just Born, has assured us that all hands are on deck to make sure there are plenty of Easter PEEPS to go around.

In fact, they’re holding off on Valentine’s Day PEEPS in order to focus their efforts on making sure that PEEPS are in abundance for Easter. After all, Easter and PEEPS go hand-in-hand!

So while you’re getting ready to unwrap gifts, we’re getting ready for the next two big holidays for candy lovers! Stay tuned to see all that’s new as we turn the calendar to 2022.

Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Candy Top Choices

The sweetest time of the year is almost here. That means love is in the air and plenty of Valentine’s Day candy is in our warehouse ready for your sweetheart.

Everyone knows the universal symbol for love is a heart and there’s no shortage of heart-shaped candy to go around. So today, we’re highlighting some of our favorites!

Brach’s Cherry Jelly Hearts
We have to admit these are one of our favorites. Brach’s has been making candy since 1904 and their ju ju style jelly candies have been a favorite for generations of love birds, so scoop up a bag or two this year before they’re gone.


Sour Punch Valentine’s Day Gummy Hearts
It’s alright if you want to be a sour puss this Valentine’s day… but ONLY when you’re snacking on one of these Sour Punch Gummy Hearts! The sweet taste of watermelon, strawberry, and fruit punch are accompanied by a “punch” of sour that gives these candies a unique twist.


YumEarth Organic Valentine’s Hearts
New this year, we have organic heart-shaped gummies from YumEarth. These delicious gummy hearts are vegan, gluten, dye, and nut-free, and are USDA certified organic. These fruit-flavored hearts are delicious and a smart choice!

P.S. If this is the first time you’re hearing about our line of YumEarth organic candy, be sure to check out this blog post where you can learn more!


Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts
Nothing says love more than the marriage between peanut butter and chocolate and our friends at Reese’s have several varieties to choose from this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for miniature individually wrapped peanut butter hearts or a larger heart-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup we’ve got them!


Charms Valentine Pops
Of course, we couldn’t wrap up a look at our favorite heart-shaped Valentine’s Day candy without including a lollipop in our list! Our top pick is one that everyone is familiar with, the famous Charms Valentine Pop. You’ll instantly recognize these pops by their heart shape and Cupid’s arrow printed on the pop. Plus, their cherry flavor makes these lollipops extra sweet.

No matter what type of sweet gift you’re looking to give this Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out our great selection of Valentine’s Day candy arriving daily.

Conversation Hearts Available for Valentine’s Day 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and as we say around here, “it’s a pretty sweet holiday!” After all, candy is a terrific way to say “I love you!” or “Be mine!” No other candy expresses that better than a classic one – Conversation Hearts.

If you’re thinking, “I haven’t seen those in a long time,” you’re not mistaken. Conversation Hearts were manufactured by NECCO – the company behind the famous NECCO Wafers. In 2018, NECCO closed up shop and Valentine’s Day was forever changed!

But wait a minute – Spangler Candy Company to the rescue! Spangler bought the recipe for both NECCO Wafers and Conversation Hearts and brought back these two classic candy staples.

For Valentine’s Day 2021, you can once again share a box of sweets with your sweetie and enjoy the updated phrases on these heart-shaped candies such as “Bestie,” “Wink, Wink,” True Love,” and of course, “Be Mine.”

Conversation Hearts are perfect for handing out with a Valentine’s Day card, which is why this year we are making them available in a box of 36 individual packs. Each contains an assortment of flavors that may include lemon, apple, blue raspberry, strawberry, grape and orange.

Looking for other Valentine sweets? No problem! Be sure to check out all of our Valentine’s Day candy before they’re gone as many are only manufactured once a year.

If the thought of NECCO Wafers got you reminiscing about some of your favorite old time candy, don’t forget to check out our Nostalgic Candy collection.

Many of the brands you grew up with are still manufactured today but can’t be found in the big box stores, they’re only available from specialty retailers like Blair Candy.

“Be Mine” With These Valentine’s Day Candy Treats

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and let’s face it… there just isn’t a sweeter holiday! Long associated with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, Valentine’s Day candy is more than that. In fact, each year brings new, creative ways to say “I Love You” candy.

Let’s take a look at some Valentine’s candy that does just that!

Double Bubble Bubble Gum Teeth Valentine’s Card
Think back to all the fun you had in school exchanging Valentine’s Day cards. This tradition lives on today and these cards make for monstrous fun! Whether you’re buying these cards for your kids to exchange in school, or just for laughs, they’re sure to put a smile on the face of whoever gets one. There are three different card designs, each featuring a monster with Double Bubble bubble gum teeth.


Razzles Hearts Valentine Candy
Move over hard-to-find conversation hearts, there’s a new heartthrob in town! Nostalgic candy lovers remember Razzles – the candy that turns into gum – and this Valentine’s Day this classic treat is available in heart shaped candies and packed in 2oz boxes perfect for giving away. Nobody can resist the delicious raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry flavors of Razzles and they’re the perfect way to say, “Be Mine!”


PEZ Mini Valentine’s Day Dispensers
Your secret crush will not be able to resist answering in the affirmative when you pose the question, “Be Mine?” accompanied by one of these mini PEZ dispensers! After all, nobody can resist a PEZ candy especially when they come straight out of a special edition Valentine’s Day dispenser. Whether you’re a PEZ collector or you’re just looking for a unique gift for all your Valentines, don’t pass up this special pack of 12 dispensers.


Valentine’s Day candy is arriving daily, so be sure to check out our complete selection and find your favorite!

PEEPS Marshmallow Candy for Valentine’s Day and Easter

Easter and PEEPS candy go hand-in-hand. The fluffy marshmallow treats are a staple of Easter baskets and egg hunts every year, but did you know PEEPS are also available for Valentine’s Day?

Yes!

If that special someone is a fan of PEEPS, now is the time to play Cupid and give PEEPS Marshmallow Hearts this February 14th.

For the hopeless romantic, one flavor says “love” right off the bat – Strawberry Creme PEEPS. These colorful hearts taste just like a decadent dessert but without the fuss.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

 

If you’re a little more “vanilla,” don’t worry… we have your back! These delicious vanilla creme marshmallow hearts will make your loved one melt.

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

Then for the PEEPS fan who doesn’t like to mess with an original, we recommend these pink marshmallow hearts. They have the classic PEEPS flavor that is famous worldwide. What flavor is that? We just call it “Mmmmmmmm!”

Valentine's Day Marshmallow PEEPS

We know it’s hard to decide on a gift for your special Valentine, so go ahead and order a package of each. But don’t forget – Easter is right around the corner! Our selection of Easter PEEPS is now in stock and super fresh.

This Easter, PEEPS are available in more colors, flavors, and styles than ever before. From the classic Chicks to bunnies and eggs, we have the widest selection to choose from.

Easter PEEPS

Plus, new this year are PEEPS Jelly Beans in strawberry, blueberry, lemon and marshmallow flavors which are sure to quickly become a new Easter candy favorite.

PEEPS Jelly Beans

P.S. If you plan to “put a ring on it” this Valentine’s Day, the classic Ring Pop is a cute way to pop the question before presenting the real thing.

Valentine's Day Ring Pops

Last Minute Projects for Valentine’s Day you can do with Candy in Bulk

Candy in bulk is great around Valentine’s Day for a number of reasons. You can give it to the people you care about, eat it all by yourself, or a combination of both. But the best reason is you can make a ton of DIY goodies out of it! Here are a few last minute things you can do with bulk candy.

 
Crafting with candy in bulkMake something even sweeter by adding it to your recipe for a much-loved baked good. Try this candy bark recipe or this Teddy Graham’s You can also make cute cupcakes or cookies just by decorating them.

 

Gift a candy treat with a DIY Valentine. You don’t have to get fancy here! Your loved ones will love a homemade card (or a printable one that looks homemade) with their favorite treat.

 

Decorate your home or office with a quick craft! These wreaths made from bulk candy are super fun to have around. Or, go all out on your dinner table with these candy pieces. Either way, you’ll have a festive and unique decoration that no one else will have!

 

Candy in bulk makes it easy to DIY a gift for Valentine’s Day. For more ideas, visit our past blogs or go to BlairCandy.com!

Last Minute DIY Gifts with Valentine’s Day Candy

DIY Gifts with Valentine's Day CandyValentine’s Day is less than a couple weeks away! Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be hard, especially since time is starting to run out. However, with some Valentine’s Day Candy and some basic supplies, you can DIY a gift for that special someone!

Make a pretty presentation of Valentine’s Day Candy by making a candy bouquet! All you’ll need is individually wrapped candy, skewer sticks, ribbon, vase filler, and a vase. Use this tutorial to craft the perfect bouquet.

Or if your valentine is more of a baked goods type of person, most Valentine’s candy can be added to baked goodies. Chocolate heart brownies, decorated cookies, or even a cake decorated with colorful candies is sure to please!

Check out the links above for more ideas. Be sure to visit BlairCandy.com for all of your Valentine’s Day candy needs.

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