12 Fun and Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards That Don't Feel (Too) Last-Minute

These clever, printable cards are far from your average Valentine.

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When February 14 rolls around, make sure you don't leave the house empty-handed. Sure, you can opt for the classic store-bought Valentines, or if you're the crafty type, you could spend an afternoon making a pile of homemade cards for your significant other, family, and friends this Valentine's Day. But for those who'd rather find an option somewhere in the middle, we have an even easier alternative for you. We created these adorably clever Valentine's Day cards that you can download and print in fewer than five minutes, which is perfect for a last-minute alternative (just in case the middle of the month crept up on you unexpectedly) or if you're doing a budget celebration this year.

For the kids, we have a collection of printable animal Valentines with funny sayings—think a fox that says, "You're a fox," or an owl with the quote, "Owl always love you." These are great to pass out to friends at school. For teens and preteens (or, OK, adults too) who are always glued to their phones, there are emoji offerings, as well. These cards feature popular characters like the Valentine-appropriate face with heart eyes and one with sunglasses, because sometimes only an emoji can express how you feel. And for anyone who knows the way to the heart is through the stomach, there are junk food Valentines. Choose from pizza, donuts, desserts, and fries.

You can print these out on regular printer paper or opt for a glossy, sturdier variety for a more upscale feel—a great idea if you're pairing these free Valentine's cards with a Valentine's Day gift for her. If you've got a couple of extra minutes, you could also print them out and glue them to colorful cardstock or construction paper.

Don't worry, though: These aren't Valentine's Day crafts. To make these Valentines, simply print a sheet of your choice and cut out the cards (each sheet comes with four). Fill in the To/From section, and you'll be all set to distribute your cards.

Check out our printable Valentines below, and rest easy knowing you'll never run out of cards this year.

Printable Valentine's Day cards

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Emoji Valentine's Day cards

Free printable Valentine cards: Emoji Valentine's Day Cards
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Funny food Valentine's Day cards

Free printable Valentine cards: Junk Food Valentine's Day Cards
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Animal Valentine's Day cards

Free printable Valentine cards: Animal Valentine's Day Cards
realsimple.com; designs by Rebecca Hart

See the printable version.

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