Would you like free Valentines for your child’s classmates? I found a bunch, and even made a batch myself. I thought I would share them with you along with a few ideas for Valentine’s Day. If you are like me, you are sick and tired of buying the commercialized Valentine’s Day cards at the stores. It bothers me that kids these days are marketed right down to the Valentines they pick out to send their friends. Every year we get Valentines with popular cartoon figures from the latest movie, along with old standbys that have nothing to do with loving your family and friends. Transformers comes to my mind as one example. This year I decided to do a little searching. I was highly motivated by Chris’s post about vintage Valentine’s Day cards. I figured there has to be a better, more crafty, less commercialized way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I want my kids to get the sentiment. I want them to enjoy giving them just as much as they do getting them.
Free Valentines from Healthy Family
These are simple, I admit. I could have fussed a bit more with them but I really wanted minimal. I wanted the Valentine to be about the message and nothing more.
These four free Valentines for Healthy Family readers can be downloaded and printed on your home computer. Just use a paper cutter to get straight cuts on them.
To make it easier, I’ve added cutting lines for you. I got the sayings that I used from a really cute and clever post written by Jamie Dorobek at C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Free Things). Jamie has a list of over 100 cute sayings and possible treats to go along with them. I chose four of her sayings and then made Valentines with them. These Valentines are big. You will print out four Valentines about 4 ½ by 3 ¾ inches in size. They are designed to be printed on a standard 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper. If you have a printer that will print two pages on a page, it will shrink them in half. This will make a smaller Valentine (and save on paper. For best results use card stock paper to make your free Valentines from Healthy Family. I hope you like them!
The 4 Valentine’s Sayings on my Free Valentines to Print Out:
- Read My Lips! I’m Yours Valentine (Attach a stick of Lip Gloss to the Valentine).
- Let’s Stick Together! (Attach a sticker or a temporary tattoo to the Valentine).
- You’re Sweet! (Attach a piece of candy or a dessert treat to the Valentine).
- We are Just Write for Each Other! (Attach a pencil to the Valentine).
10 Other Great Resources for Free Valentines to Print Out:
My Valentines don’t compare in the least bit to the fine illustrated Valentines at We Love to Illustrate for Children. The blog is hosted by a group of illustrators who have all contributed some really cute and creative Valentines for kids. Check it out and visit their Etsy store. Each of these images are from their website, and if you go there you will be able to download the PDF files of the free valentines. Aren’t they just darling? Who would want to use a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle valentine, anyway? These are much cuter and more unique choices, aren’t they?
Also check out graphic designer Deborah Mori in San Diego, California:
Also check out these cute and worldly Valentines from Little Passports, one of Healthy Family’s sponsors. Just this week the Little Passports blog has posted these for a free download. It’s such a cute idea! Saying I LOVE YOU shouldn’t have a language barrier. This Valentine’s Day, Little Passports can help you say I LOVE YOU in multiple languages! Can you recognize some of them on the cards below?
We’ve decided to also add a printable set of Retro 1950s Vintage Valentines after a suggestion from a reader. I just love these vintage 1950s Valentine card designs.
New in 2014: Download and print out my latest original design: Minecraft Valentines!
Do you have additional resources you’ve heard about and would like to share? Please let me know! There is plenty of room for this growing list of free valentines for kids.