Now that I have shown you a few “kid friendly” crafts in a previous post, it’s time to take back V-day. It should be a holiday with minimal stress for parents, but still kid approved. First, with the accessibility of Pinterest, it’s easy to marvel at all the elaborate cards/giveaways that you can dream up. You will see pictures of these leading up to V-Day, all over social media. Although I applaud all the parents ambitious enough to dive into that task, I’m here to show you two of the easiest ways to get all your kids cards done, with minimal time and cost.
The first (and my favorite) are the printable cards by Mama Said Tees. Their checkout system is a breeze and for only five dollars, you have a unique card. Download the PDF and either print it at home or even better, send it to your local printing shop (UPS, FedEx, Office Max) and have them printed on card-stock paper and cut right on site. Today through Valentine’s Day, Mama Said Tees is offering free Valenitine’s printable with any purchase. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you know I love my MST!!
If those aren’t you’re style, you could always go back to the basics and buy the original pre-pinterest Valentine cards. I get a little nostalgic thinking about all the years growing up and receiving/giving out these types of cards…oh, what fun! They’re easy, affordable and best of all, your kids really don’t care, as long as you have fun with it! This year, our older two girls (4.5 and 3.5) took the time to write their names. For younger kids, I would suggest writing their name on a piece of paper as an example, and make a line on each card for them to write their name on. For kids just learning to write, it can be a difficult concept for them to understand writing their name in a blank space.
The moral of the story: keep the day and all its glory, in perspective. All these cards will be put in the trash by Monday, February 19th, and they will been a forgotten memory. I am all about making the most of the holidays, but it’s not always bad to lower the pressure on ourselves, and enjoy the real meaning of the holiday…which is LOVE!
Real Schmitt’s Valentine’s Day Suggestions:
- K.I.S.S…Keep it simple silly 😉
- Make a heart shaped pizza or buy one and have a fun dinner at home
- Have the kids write down things they love and plaster it all over the window
- Plan a date night with your significant other. Best part is, you don’t have to leave your house. Simply open a bottle of wine and cook a special dinner…or take-out!
- Spread love through every choice you make that day!! “Smile, compliment, and crack people up as often as possible.” – Sincerno
- Lastly, LOVE yourself!!!! You have one life so make the most of it!
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