Creative Homemade Valentine’s Card Ideas
Dashing out to the convenience or grocery store may seem like the easiest way to get a batch of Valentines for your significant other, your galentine, or even your kids’ classes, but we’re here to fill you in on a little known secret. Making your own homemade Valentine’s Day cards doesn’t have to be all that intimidating. We’re making it easy for you by providing the ideas—silly puns (“you light up my life” paired with candles; “I’d be lost without you” paired with a compass; “your just my type” paired with Scrabble letters) that will not only make your Valentine laugh, but will also show them just how much you care. Sure, you’ll need some time and a few basic supplies to execute these ideas, but making even two dozen—enough for an entire classroom—shouldn’t take more than an hour or two, max. Make it a fun activity for the whole family: You can take on the task of printing or writing the text on each card, and your child can take on the task of gluing on various trinkets and shapes. But don’t say we didn’t warn you: These DIY Valentine’s Day cards are so creative, your loved ones are going to expect something even bigger and better next year.
Won My Heart
Makes My Heart Race
Play Your Cards Right
You Are Amazing
There’s no way of getting around this one because it's true: Your significant other or best friend is downright amazing. Tell them exactly that with this cute card on February 14. This one also works for a full classroom of kids—you can get heart-shaped mazes for less than 20 cents each online. Simply glue one of the flat mazes to a blank notecard or folded piece of cardstock, then write “You are a-maze-ing” with a crayon or marker (you could also use your printer to spell out the message in any font of your choice before gluing on the maze).
Lost Without You
Not quite sure how you navigated the world before your significant other came into your life? Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But we’re pretty sure you’re glad that the two of you are in this crazy world together. Let them know just how you feel with this clever card. Simply glue a small compass to a notecard and write, “I’d be lost without you.” (You can buy three dozen mini plastic compasses for about $5 online.) Pair the card with a colorful red envelope and set it atop the gift you got for them. (Need some help shopping? Try these great gifts.)
You probably already know the answer to this question, but February 14 provides the perfect opportunity to reaffirm your feelings and give each other a little extra attention. This playful card, which features a plastic bee, is a new way to ask the age-old question: “Will you be mine?” If you want to mail your card (or can’t find a plastic bee), try stickers or even a print out of an illustrated bee instead. We like the idea of finding a cheery yellow envelope to go with this particular Valentine’s Day card, though any color will do.
Rules of Attraction
Just My Type
Whether you’re both writers, love to play Scrabble together on Friday nights, or simply want to tell your significant other what a great match they are, this sweet DIY Valentine’s Day card will do the trick. We know you probably don’t want to sacrifice any tiles from the board game, so we did some research: You can buy extra tiles for less than $10 online. As an alternative, you could also use typewriter stickers. Or, particularly if you’ve waited until the very last minute, you can print out a picture of an old-fashioned typewriter, cut around the edges, and glue it on to the card.