|Gummybear, Skittle, & Jellybean|
I needed cards I could quickly print out, have the kids sign and be done with it. So heartfelt, right? Okay, okay, I'll give it a bit more effort. Thankfully, my dear friend Pinterest saved me. I found 2 types of Valentines that didn't involve too much work and they weren't candy!
The first one was for the Boys to give out...
POPPING BY WITH A VALENTINE HI!
I made these in my design program and printed them out for the boys to sign. I went to Staples and bought giant boxes of microwave popcorn and taped their cards to the top of each bag. I know microwave popcorn isn't the healthiest treat but, its a better snack then some of the candy that my kids brought home from school today!
Next up were Jellybean's valentines. I found this idea on Skip To My Lou (what a fabulous resource for all things crafty!) The "sticky note valentines" were created by Amy Cluck (another darling site for inspiration). I loved the template she provided but, wanted to give it my own flair and I wanted to do smaller sticky notes so I made my own design. You should check out Amy's template...ADORABLE!
After I printed the design onto white cardstock, I folded them and had my daughter sign them for her classmates.
I went to Staples to pick up a package of mini sticky notes (set of 12 pads) and I separated the pads into sets of 3's (her teacher got a whole pad). I stuck the pads inside each folded valentine. I decided not to include the velcro closure like Amy had suggested in her version because they stayed closed well enough on their own.
|(sticky notes inside)|
Thank you, Pinterest and all the amazingly creative people out there that give this Momma last-minute ideas.