Valentine Card Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is next week and I just barely finished up the girl’s Valentine’s cards to give to their friends.  I have seen some fun versions of these around the internet and decided to make theirs a bit more personal this year.  So I am sharing with you some different valentine card ideas today.

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There is not a lot too these Valentine’s ideas other than just simply taking a photograph of your child in front of a white wall if possible…in our case we used our garage door and then I was able to Photoshop the hinge lines out of the pictures.

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For the youngest, I just took a picture of her in the snow in front of a rock.  Busy backgrounds are not the best choice if you want to add some writing to your photo.  Then just using my Photoshop Elements program I drew some hearts and added some simple heart shapes and some text.

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I also created some Valentine Bag Toppers (which I originally saw on Martha Stewart) by placing one of the photographs onto a new blank creation that measured 3 inches x 5 inches to place on a candy baggie that measured 3 inches x 4.75 inches. 

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Then placing the photo on the bottom half, you fold the topper in half and then staple it onto your baggie of candy.

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Fairly quick and easy and I think it makes a great little Valentine gift for their friends.  My son did not want to have anything to do with these sorts of Valentines…and I can’t really blame him.  He went for the standard Valentine’s in a box.

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I attached some candy to each Valentine.  On some we glued on some Dove chocolate and on the youngest we stuck suckers through the card by placing a small hole above and below her outstretched hand.  This card has been circling the internet for a couple of years now and I finally made one.  And I have to say, that it has been a big hit.  She is so excited to hand them out to her pre-school friends this year!

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This is the first year I have done anything other than the boxed Valentine’s.  Do you do anything fun or special for your kids Valentine’s Day cards?

 

Need some other Valentine’s Day ideas?  Check out some of these past posts:

Valentine Bingo Cards

Valentine Hand Prints

Hearts Yahtzee Game and Printables

Valentine Heart Suckers

Valentine Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Valentine Candy Cane Heart Suckers

Valentine Heart Wax Paper

Valentine Heart Pancakes

Valentine Heart Felt Wreath

Valentine’s Day Candy Corn Bark

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    Oh how sweet – especially the lolly-pop one, thanks!

  2. 2

    Those are really cute!!!

  3. 3

    very cute and beautiful pictures! I’ve emailed you a few times…not sure if you’re getting them or too bogged down.

  4. 4

    Oh my gosh those are so cute, but how could you go wrong with such cute model’s! I showed K, she also thought they were darling :)

  5. 5
    Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    These are so precious!!! Both your children and the idea <3

  6. 6

    these are so cute!!!

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