Everyone loves to get a beautiful
card on Valentine's Day, but one that's homemade can be
even more appreciated by the receiver, and certainly more
fun for the giver.
One year I made a huge list of all the things I love about
my husband, and made it into a simple
card; he loved it.
The kids can make cards for everyone,
including their grandparents, teachers, neighbors and friends.
It doesn't have to be
expensive, just from the heart!
a piece of heavy red construction paper in half. Glue a smaller
piece of pink paper to the front of the card, leaving enough
red showing around the edges to make a border.
Take 2 red
candy canes leftover from Christmas (or still on sale at your
local stores for a great bargain!) and glue or tape them to
the front of the card to form a heart.
The round part of the candy canes will face each other and
the ends will meet at the bottom.
Now with a glitter pen,
or gel pen, write "Happy Valentines Day" all around
the candy canes, forming a line of repeated verse. For the
final touch, write your sentiments on the inside of the card
- and know that your recipient is going to love this beautiful
gift from the heart.
This one is really great for the kids to give their friends
at school, and certainly more fun than one of those expensive
and ordinary boxes of cartoon cards we usually buy at the
store. Cut 3x5 size hearts out of red or pink heavy construction
On each one, make two small slits off to the left side
that will enable you to place the lollipop sticks through.
On the right side of the heart write "Happy Valentine's
Day, from - your child's name."
The kids will really
enjoy making these homemade hearts for their friends, and
probably want to keep one for themselves!
a piece of heavy red construction paper in half, cutting a
smaller piece of pink paper for the front just like we did
with the candy cane heart.
Except this time, you will cut
a small heart shape out of the center of the pink paper, and
place a photo underneath it before gluing it to the card.
Make sure to pencil the heart in on the backside of the pink
paper before cutting! You can write "Happy Valentine's
Day" on the front, or on the inside, of the card and
include a small note about the picture. These hearts are especially
great for grandparents.
Heart frame printable order - click
Crafty Chocolate Roses Bouquet
Craft these chocolate candy roses that come straight from the heart with your choice of Hershey's kisses.
Love You Heart
the same basic instructions as above, but place a red heart
on a pink card and write the words "I Love You"
in big bold letters in the center of the red heart.
Next you get to be
creative and possibly romantic on the inside of the card - tell the recipient
how much you love them!
Love You calligraphy clip art - free download at ClipArtandCrafts.com
stickers make a great addition to any of these cards,
but you can also color
in your own small hearts or designs with markers, glitter
or gel pens, and even crayons.
Be creative and give from the
Wishing You a Happy & Frugal Valentine's Day!
Copyright 2003 by Michelle Jones, founder of BetterBudgeting.com.
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