Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Card Ideas

Each year I pull out our little $1 mailboxes from Target on February 1st.  From the 1st through the 14th my kids and I enjoy sending and receiving notes and treats from each other in our mailboxes.  It's become a fun little tradition my kids really look forward to.

With so much inspiration floating around on Pinterest I got a little more creative this year with some of my notes. 

My kids really got a kick out of this monster card.  They thought it was very clever.


How much do I love you?

I love you in sign language.

Who can resist a pop up card?
Here's the ultra simple version . . .

 And one that's a bit more difficult . . .

Making these cards made me appreciate so much more the beautiful pop-up cards my friend Rebecca makes.  They're a lot harder than they look.

Create a "thumb-body" using an ink pad to make your thumb print.  Last year our family send these out to grandparents saying, "5 little thumb-bodies love you" with each of our finger prints creating a "thumb-body".
(Inspired by this post)

I've had fun coming up with cute things to put in my kids mailboxes but I've also realized that the part they love most is seeing the little flag on their mailbox raised and knowing that they've got mail.  They would rather have 10 simple notes than one fancy one.

Find some of my past mailbox ideas here.


  1. Hoe leuk??! Ik ga er zeker 1 gebruiken! Ik twijfel tussen de eerste en de tweede hmmm...

  2. What a great idea! And it makes for anticipation and fun! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday at Please stop by this Friday to see if your post was featured.
    Best Wishes, Monica

  3. Awe such cute cards! I do particularly like the I LOVE YOU pop up card. Looks fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. What fun ideas! I love Valentine Cards! Thanks for mentioning my shop again!