Of all the homemade valentine cards, which ones are your favorites?
It should come at no surprise to you that mine are photo valentine cards.
My kids are a little older now but when they were little, we were constantly searching for Valentines crafts and valentines ideas that we could convert into fun kids valentines day cards. I’m not sure we ever succeeded.
I think the first time my oldest ever did school valentine cards, it was for pre-school and we spent hours cutting colorful hearts, gluing paper and writing names. I wish, I wish, I WISH I had known about printable valentines cards for kids back then!
(If you have made your own version of this fun photo card, please share! It'll be fun to see how many different versions there are of the same idea.)
You can complete these homemade valentine cards using just regular photo paper but the weight of the candy will make the paper flop around and have a hard time holding the lollypop. Printing directly onto thicker paper or gluing a photo onto card stock seems to work better. I used Heritage Makers to design and print our homemade valentines cards.
If you need personalized gifts for grandparents, use one of the many digital scrapbook elements available instead of the real sucker.
These images are much easier to send in the mail than the real thing!
A friend of mine (who gave me the idea to begin with!) made her photos into a 12x12 digital scrapbook page.
Or, for yet another variation, take a different kind of photo – one with the kids holding a sign that says "Happy Valentine's Day!" or fun coloring page. Have that photo developed and send with a card or turn the card itself into a greeting card or postcard ready to mail.
This year, my kids are making funny valentine cards with valentine day jokes and valentine day quotes for their classmates. Aren’t they fun??