Have you asked your kids what they want to do for their Valentine this year?
It is right around the corner.
When my kids grew old enough to share Valetines with their friends, I got so excited!
It was about the time that I was learning to use photoshop so I decided that designing them a Valentine would be Awesome.
It was so fun. I have enjoyed making Valentines that are unique and different than the ones you can buy at the store.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the Valentines that we have made in the past.
If you know how to use photoshop or illustrator, you could design your own too.
Here are some of the ideas we have used:
Some of the first ones that we made were just like a postcard photo, and then we attached a treat.
One year, we even made cute little hair clips for the girls, and gave bubbles to the boys.
Jex even gave super hero button pins one year. It has been fun to think outside the box of just candy.
When Tess was little I just couldn’t stand not to make one for her. We would mail them to her cousins.
I even had so much fun designing them, that I made one to send to Grandparents:
Then we starting making some that had a theme. When Jex was in fourth grade he was really into Pokemon. He came up with the idea of using a character from Pokemon named Axew. This is what we came up with:
We attached a package of popcorn to it.
That same year, Stella was really into Owl’s. This is what we made for her Valentine:
Then we made water bottle wraps with the same cute saying, and attached a drink packet:
If you like this water bottle idea, you can download the print for free to make your own; click on the print below:
Isaac’s was a pretty simple one that year:
A little “fun” dip makes it complete:
We also had a lot of fun one year with a mustache straw attached to a water bottle, and then this cute message:
Stella wanted to give her friends hot chocolate one year. So we stapled this cute little Valentine to a package of hot chocolate with some pink heart marshmallows:
We also had some fun with Star Wars:
A glow stick becomes the light saber:
Stella saw these cute twinkie minions on pinterest a few years back, so we borrowed the print from this site, then made the minions.
This is the Valentine we put with it:
When Jex was a 5th grader, we tried to keep it cool:
We made a pocket with the Valentine and paper, and slipped in a ruler. I bought a 3 pack at the dollar tree.
This was Tessa’s first real Valentine. She was in preschool this year and Frozen was the big thing.
Olaf was the perfect snowman to join Tess on her Valentine:
Then an adorable heart-shaped chocolate becomes the balloon:
For those of you who want to make something like this for your kids and you don’t have photoshop, you could always use an app on your phone. I have started designing invites to things using the Rhonna Farrer app. You should try it. It is so easy. In fact, I just made this Valentine using 2 of her apps to show you that you could:
This is made with the Rhonna Farrer app, and Rhonna Farrer Collage.
Using the 2 together works awesome and is so quick. You can go back and forth and import between the 2 apps.
I have also used Phonto when I want to include fun text.
It’s amazing what we can do on our phones.
Happy Valentine Ideas!!
Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
I’m off to figure out what we are doing this year.