Tired of the Same Old School Valentine’s Day Card Ideas?
If you and your kiddos are looking for some Valentine’s Day card ideas, you’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing wrong with movie or cartoon themed valentine — some years our boys chose them and were excited to bring them. But to me, that always seemed like phoning it in (sorry, Elsa and SpongeBob). Don’t get me wrong, I am an occasional phone-it-in parent. But there have been a few years here and there where we got creative and sent fun, unique valentines in to school parties. Whenever we did this, the boys loved it and enjoyed the other kids’ positive reactions. Today I’m sharing a few cute and unique valentine ideas that your kids will love sharing.
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Not Your Everyday Valentines
What I love about all of these valentine ideas is that they don’t have to involve candy, they’re easy to customize for food allergies or preferences, and several of them are personalized. That, and they’re easy to throw together the night before, which is something many of us occasional phone-it-in parents appreciate. 🙂 The items I’m sharing today are all from Jane.com, a daily deal shopping boutique. The deals sell out quickly, but every day there are new deals, and sometimes old ones come back, so I linked everything in this post. Check out their Valentine’s Day collection for even more ideas.
“Hey Cutie” Valentine Kits
We sent these in for my youngest son several years in a row because the first time he brought them, everyone loved the idea. You can make these yourself or buy kits (I got mine at Jane.com, 12 kits for $10.22 shipped). If you get the kits, they come with everything: all you have to do is buy cuties to pop into the bags. Shop them here.
S’Mores Valentine Kits
A similar idea to the Hey Cutie valentines is riffing on the word “s’more” in a cute valentine saying and having a s’more kit in the bag. Again, you could make these yourself, but Jane sells kits that come with everything except the marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hersey bars. And, they’re even personalized with your child’s name! Shop them here (you get 20 for $10.90, shipped).
Personalized Valentine Treat Bag Kits
Another easy valentine’s day card idea that you don’t see every year is treat bags. When my boys were really young, I avoided treat bags because they sounded like a lot of work. That and I wasn’t creative enough to help the boys make them look cute, or even neat, for that matter. Jane has valentine treat bag kits that come with coordinating bags and stickers – and they’re personalized so your child’s name is already on them. Here are two different sets they have: so many options for your kids to choose from so their personal style can shine through.
Personalized Bags + Stickers
This set has 20 different designs to choose from. You can opt for patterned or clear bags, and you get 24 of them (ships for $11.90). Shop them at Jane here.
Personalized Stickers with Cello Bags
This set comes with clear bags and has 33 sticker designs to choose from. Just fill the bags and slap on stickers to seal. Easy! You get 24 bags and stickers (ships for $11.48). Shop them at Jane here.
Stickers on Candy or Toys
Another idea we’ve had in the past is to make or buy stickers and stick them onto something, like a candy bar, Tic Tacs, or a pack of gum. Some years we’ve tried non-food items like blowing bubbles, high-bounce balls, or erasers. Jane also has a ton of cute personalized Valentine’s Day stickers like these (48 stickers for $9.90, shipped: shop them here).
Other Jane Valentine’s Day Picks
While I was looking around for valentine ideas at Jane.com, I found a few other items that would make great Valentine’s Day gifts for family and friends.
For Teachers or Besties
Well, you know these personalized Starbucks cups caught my eye. They had some personalized for Valentine’s Day, but I love these teacher ones. And they know us well: they’re venti. Shop them here ($16.48 shipped).
For Fur Babies
We love treating our pup on holidays, and these cute lil’ gourmet dog biscuits would definitely make her tail wag. Shop them here ($7.98 shipped).
For You and the Fam-Bam
And whenever you visit Jane.com, you’re bound to find tons of cute tees for everyone in the family. You know I am loving the animal print one. Shop them here (most $17.98 or less shipped).
Valentine’s Day Vibes
You guys, this is the first year that none of my boys will be buying class valentines. It’s bittersweet, but I’m not shattered over it because I still got to go Valentine’s Day card shopping with you while making this post. Thanks for letting me relive those sweet grade school moments one more time.
Want more Valentine’s Day school valentine card ideas? Check out this older post: 10 Coolest Class Valentines You Don’t Have to Make