Valentine’s Day Myth #2: Off-the-shelf Valentines are the Only Choice for Kids

Nothing irritates the moms at Pear Tree more than having to buy boxed valentines off the shelf for our kids’ classmates. What, we ask, do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have to do with Valentine’s Day?

Those of us who work for Pear Tree, of course, like to get creative and make our valentines a little more personal—even if they’re just for kids. Because if we do it right, the kids have really cool cards to hand out at school, and we might just have an adorable greeting to send to friends and relatives.

Valentine Kids Cards -- Caterpillar Finger PuppetCreative Valentines Day Cards -- Up and Away Airplane
Some of our favorite dual-purpose kids Valentine’s Day cards include interactive valentines, such as our Caterpillar Finger Puppet that kids can play with, or the Up and Away Airplane that can be folded into a paper airplane. We also love the kids’ valentines that feature a photo of your child, such as the Starry Super Hero or Queen of Hearts valentines.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids: 10 ways to make Valentine’s Day special

10 ways to make it a happy Valentine's DayWe all know what to do on Valentine’s Day for our spouses or significant others. But moms love to make the day special for our kids, too, just to let them know they’re loved. We’ve come up with ten Valentine’s Day ideas for kids that say, “Be my Valentine,” in a creative way!

Heart-shaped pancakes
10. Heart-shaped breakfast

Start the day right with heart-shaped pancakes, toast, or waffles. Make first, then use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut them into a heart shape. (Or pack their lunch with a heart-shaped sandwich!)

Make it pink
9. Make it pink

Use red food coloring to make any light-colored food or drink pink. Whether it’s pink milk, oatmeal, or cream cheese on their bagels, making it pink makes it fun!

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Kids Valentine Ideas: Interactive Cards

It’s not just a valentine. It’s a puppet! It’s a plane! It’s a lollipop holder! Handing out valentines at school is a lot more fun when your valentine does something nobody else’s does. We had just one thought in mind when designing Pear Tree’s Valentine’s Day collection this year—what would kids love to get their hands on?

Valentine Candy Cards -- Stylish Mustache
A card that holds a treat seems to solve two problems at once: whether to hand out a card or a treat, and how to attach your card to the candy if you want to hand out both. Our Love and Lips Kids Valentine’s Day Cards and Stylish Mustache Kids Valentine’s Day Cards have a little hole punched through them, so kids can insert a lollipop. The cards are personalized with their name, so there’s no need to sign each one. Perfect for parents, too!

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Sticker Fun for Valentine’s Day

Sticker fun for Valentine's DayKids love Valentine’s Day, and not just because it may involve candy. It’s the one time of year they get to send a secret message to their friends. The message–whether it’s true love or best friends forever–is what it’s all about.

Coming up with cute ways to decorate their valentines and the bags or boxes they use to collect them at school, is all a part of the fun. After you’ve chosen the perfect kids Valentine’s Day cards, check out our valentine stickers to match (or not). Kids can have fun sticking them on folders and notebooks, or to decorate valentines and V-day projects at school. They’re also fun for giving away. In fact, stickers rank pretty high on Mom’s list of Valentine’s Day ideas for kids, because they’re a treat without being a sweet. Don’t get stuck without them!

Read more Valentine’s Day ideas for kids on our blog, or just skip right to the fun and order your valentine stickers today!

Pear Tree team picks favorite Valentine’s Day cards

We asked our team members to tell us which of our Valentine’s Day card ideas for kids they liked best, and here are the top three picks:

1. Ninja Action in Blue Kids Valentine’s Day Cards
Kids Valentine's Day Cards -- Ninja Action in Blue

Tyler, Project Manager, says: I like the Ninja Action in Blue Kids Valentine’s Day Cards because ninjas are awesome. What kid wouldn’t want ninja valentine cards?! Seriously.

Liwanag, President of Pear Tree, says: Ninja cards for sure! They are funny and the kind of card a boy can get excited about sending.

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