I have loved Valentine’s Day my entire life. I distinctly remember choosing the perfect valentine for each of my classmates, the joy of decorating the giant heart shaped envelope for my desk, and the excitement of opening my valentines. It is safe to say that my girls enjoy Valentine’s Day every bit as much as I do, and now I get to make them too!
Today, I wanted to share three quick, easy, and adorable valentines. The good news is, you still have time to whip one of these up before the big day, should you be so motivated. All you need is a camera and some candy. It really is that easy.
Ready? Let’s go!
These are the valentines for my girls this year. I took a picture of Zoë and Eden each holding a blank heart chalkboard. I added “Happy Valentine’s Day!” in Photoshop and sized the photos to fit on a box of conversation hearts. (Two photos fit on one 4×6.) I also typed custom messages for each of the grandparents and had 5×7 prints made.
I’m sure I saw this idea on Pinterest, but for the life of me I can’t find the original source. I took a picture of Zoë and Eden holding a piece of white PVC pipe. (A kind man from Home Depot was kind enough to cut it down for me.) I added a border and text to each valentine in Photoshop. I left Zoë’s blank and had her sign each one, but Eden was only three at the time and hadn’t yet mastered her name. Using an exacto knife, I cut a slit at the top of the PVC pipe and inserted the lollipop. The finished valentine looks like they are holding giant lollipops! TIP: Tape the sucker to the back of the valentine or they will fall out.
Finally, take a picture of your child holding their hand out. Add a cute message in Photoshop and print as a 4×6. Using an exacto knife, cut a slit at the top of their hand. As above, insert a lollipop. Voila! It looks like your child is holding a lollipop. Isn’t Valentine’s Day fun?!
Happy Valentine’s Day!