This year we are celebrating our first Valentine's Day as a cyber / homeschool family. Although BB doesn't attend a brick and mortar school, her fabulous teacher has offered to put together a Valentine's Day craft for any of the kiddies who wish to participate. The kids and their parents basically have to send in a Valentine card by the end of the week and make sure there isn't any candy, which is a-okay with us since she has an allergy to tree nuts. I was thinking about re-printing last year's Dino-mite Valentine's cards but I also wanted to challenge myself and create something new if I had time. And I'm so glad I did! I loved how the new Valentine's came out and I thought I'd share it again this year.
This years theme was a fishy one! I originally created just pink / purple fish to go along with a Valentine theme and of course after I printed and mailed them out, I had a change of heart and made them multi-color fish ... it's so much cuter now that way! I also made a plain background option if that suits your fancy.
After cutting them out, I used my Martha Stewart rounnd corner punch on each of the ends, and punched out a small heart at the bottom as well. Totally optional but I kind of like how they look that way. I even bought a few packs of pencils and erasers at the dollar store and taped one of each to the back of each card.
I also wanted to do something nice for BB's teacher and included a super quick "friendship" bracelet using some red and blue twine I had on hand (it's really just a braided bracelet but hey, it's the though that counts!). She's really super sweet and I hope she enjoys it.
I even printed out last year's Dino-mite cards for the boys in her class too.
OH! And remember the last year's Dino-mite Valentine's? Well, I updated those as well to include super cute multi-colored dinosaurs vs just the original pink ones! Here's a LINK to the updated files if you want to shake things up.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
(Just a reminder this file is for personal use only and not commercial. Thanks!)