The Valentine’s Day Card

I wholeheartedly subscribe to the philosophy that good things should be repeated.  That awesome crock-pot meal should, in fact, be replicated over and over again (but not so many times that the household grows sick of it).

Luckily for me, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year. And these 3D-kid-holding-lollipop Valentine’s day cards have been a huge hit ever since I discovered them on Pinterest several years ago.  I wish I knew the source (you are brilliant!), but sadly, I don’t.

Simply take a photo of your kid holding their arm in the air. If you can position said arm in front of their bodies – it will give the card a nice 3D effect.  I added all the fun fancy hearts and love notes in Pic Monkey.  The printing was done at my local drug store.

DIY lollypop Valentine's Day cardSnazzy up your kiddos in fun clothes!  I didn’t have anything special for Adrian, so I removed the Target heart garland from the mantel and placed it around his neck like a lei.  Take that boring white T-shirt!  This is my little guy’s first year at school, and his first year giving out Valentine’s day cards.  Naturally I’m swooning over his hubba hubba look.  Lucia’s adorable sweatshirt is c/o RUUM, and she wanted to get in on the lei action as well.

Simply use a hole punch (or exacto knife)  to create two holes and insert a lollipop.

clever DIY Valentine's day cards

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  1. I was hoping that you would elaborate on this when I saw the post on your facebook fan site. This is the best idea! Thank you! I’m doing it next year!

  2. That is one of the cutest Valentine cards that I have probably ever seen. I bet their friends love them.

  3. That is awesome! I so now know what I’m doing next year for my son. I wish I had seen this a week ago, I’m sure the kids would have loved this in his class. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What an adorable idea for kids. i think the best cards are ones that are really personalized, show that thought and effort went into them.

    • Karen – I can’t agree more! The kids came home with many hand drawn cards and it was really touching. As much as I love these, I’ve been thinking about the importance of letting the kids take ownership of their cards and make them themselves.

  5. You did such a great job! Those valentine’s are super cute and so was their outfits!

  6. This is absolutely BRILLIANT!! What a clever idea. And I am totally doing this next year for my kids.

  7. These are brilliant!!! I could never get my son to sit or stand that still for this…maybe in a couple of years 😉

  8. These are just too cute!

  9. These are super cute! How creative are you!!!

  10. That is hilarious! And cute. Totally pinning to do this one next year!

  11. Such a sweet idea. I miss class room Valentines party’s, my kids are grown now, but have great memories.

  12. This is like the coolest Valentine card I’ve seen. Love this idea…and love how you ‘spruced’ the cards up too. 🙂

  13. So cute! I’m saving this for next year. So many ideas I saw on Pinterest were so time consuming but this looks just right for a little kid!

  14. So cute! Wish I would have saw this post earlier! Would have totally done it! 🙂 🙂

  15. Thanks! I’m doing this next year.


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