Are you looking forward to February 14th with anticipation or trepidation?  Are you hoping to be the one treated this year or are you running around sorting out the numerous cards your child now seems to be expected to distribute to everyone in their class?  If you’re currently googling February 14th to find out why it’s important then don’t panic, you still have one week to go to organise a special something for your Valentine and you might even find a quick and simple printable solution below…

IMG_1976.JPG“You don’t need to spend a pretty penny to tell someone you love them,” writes A Thrifty Mrs who’s “scoured the internet to find the best free printable Valentine’s cards out there”.  Find links to mini cards, heartbreakers and heads and tails Valentine’s in her post.  And if there’s nothing suitable for your loved one there then try another of her Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards posts for guitar, naughts and crosses and moustache inspired cards.

VRedTedGetting serious about the day this year is Red Ted Art’s Maggy who’s been hosting a 31 Days of Love series on her blog.  From heart-shaped snowflakes to candle gifts to cheesecake recipes, her projects and guest posts also include many printable ones such as colouring by numbers pages from Itsy Bitsy Fun’s Andreja, a lantern card designed by Liska from Adventure in a Box and a date night ideas jar from Makeovers and Motherhood’s Alisha.

butterflyvalentineSkip to my Lou’s Cindy has not only designed a lovely and simple butterfly Valentine card but she’s also combined a small sweet gift as part of it.  And, if you’re searching for even more inspiration, she’s also complied her own Printable Valentines post linking to hundreds of free printable DIY Valentine classroom cards “perfect for kids and their friends”.

IMG_1971.JPGPublisher Scholastic provides a heart template to download and print from its website that can be “used for a number of activities and festivals, including Ramadan and Valentine’s Day.  For Ramadan, encourage children to draw or attach an image of sharing onto this template.  Create a display or mobile of their hearts to reflect caring and giving in your setting.”

VAnimalpopsA range of DIY cards, invitations and boxes for Valentine’s Day can be found on Krokotak along with colouring pages, cardspop-up animals in love cards and a 3D I Love You paper lion.

VowlEz on Creature Comforts has also been on the hunt for Valentine DIY Projects and Printables and links to bubble wraps from Love Stitched, fold and send Valentines from Camille Styles, candy bar wraps from Love vs Design and paper puppets from You Are My Fave.

VMinecraftMinecraft not only seems to be a craze among children but is also unusually a computer game that wins the praises of many parents for its potential educational elements depending on which setting you play it on.  If you live with some avid Minecrafters then why not help them theme their Valentine’s appropriately this year?  Digital Mom Molly has designed and shared four cards that are ready to download and print.

VDinosCassie from 3 Dinosaurs had younger kids in mind when designing her Free Valentines Cards Printables.  “One thing I dislike about buying store cards is that the line for writing the name is always so small,” she writes.  “Younger kids can never seem to fit their names on the lines.”  She offers two sets of 5 x 3 inch cards – “one set has a single line for writing in the two and from. This has lots of space for kids to write their names.  The second type has guided line to help kids who are just learning to write their name. This gives them the dotted line they are used to using.”

DoctorWhoValentineAnd if you dream of being able to literally love your other half to the moon and back some day then perhaps the Valentine’s cards linked to in our Searching Time and Space for Doctor Who Printables post designed by children’s author Heidi Schulz would suit your stargazing beloved.  Who do you find “Dalektable” this year?

Do you love finding printables on the internet?  Do you have particular favourites?  Or have you featured some on your own blog?  Email karen.malpass@inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.


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