Valentine’s Day card boxes show love for KU hoops

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 in Alumni News and News

Talon, Will, and Boston Tegtmeier of Eudora, Kansas, with their Jayhawk Valentine's Day card boxes
A Eudora family of Jayhawk fans big and small made a trio of Valentine’s Day card boxes that every KU fan will love.

Mitch Tegtmeier and his wife, Erin, are both teachers. Naturally, they go all out in making Valentine card boxes for their three boys, Talon (5), Will (3) and Boston (10 months).

“I try to come up with something new and fresh every year for the boys to top the previous year,” Tegtmeier said. “I always give them some input as to what they would like their boxes to be. This year our older two boys are really into KU basketball, and we never miss a game. So they said they wanted Kansas basketball jerseys!”

After the boys picked out their favorite players for their boxes, Tegtmeier started brainstorming some ideas.

“I had a mental image of how I wanted these to finish, so I started drawing lines and chopping up some boxes. I spray painted the boxes and called in my brother, Ben for help. He’s a professional graphic designer, and he helped me cut and lay the vinyl.”

Once they were finished, the kids couldn’t contain their excitement.

“They wanted to play with the boxes right away. We had to hide them so that they at least made it until Valentine’s day.”

KU basketball Valentine's Day card boxes created by Mitch Tegtmeier of Eudora, Kansas.

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