I admit it, yes there are still some Christmas decorations left hanging up in my house. How is it that January is almost over and soon it will be Valentine’s Day? Where did January go? Thank goodness, Tinyprints asked me to check out their Valentine’s Day cards, otherwise this holiday might have snuck up on me.
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids?
We have lots of ideas that we plan to share again this year. But our favorite tradition remains making the kids breakfast in bed. We started it almost 3 years ago, in 2010 when our boys were 1, 3, and 5.
Just as what you do with the kids is special, aren’t the cards and school celebration just as special?
My kids love coming home with bags of cards and special treats. I feel bad for the teachers. I can only imagine the craziness that ensues in the classroom when the kids pass out their cards. The “Can we eat this now? Can we eat this now?, ” the teachers must hear it all day. Unfortunately, it’s the popularity of the holiday that keeps parents in my school district from being allowed to volunteer that day. :( It’s not considered an “official” party day and since so many of us want to participate, to keep things fair, no one can. So since I can’t be there in the classroom to help make the party special, we work together to make sure their cards are special.
Do you get to help at your child’s school Valentine’s Day party?
Tell me how much fun you have. Tell me your favorite part. Let me live vicariously through you.
But alas, I digress. The boys come home and spill out their hand-made Valentine’s Day mailboxes and we take a look at the stash. They look for the goodies and I look at the cards. I love seeing how the kids’ personalities pour into their Valentine’s Day cards. To see how their handwritten names improve from year to year. I admit we have tried sometimes to make handmade cards, but usually after the first few my kids get tired. Each picture becomes a little different and with 20 classmates and 3 boys it is a time-consuming process. When Tinyprints‘ email came through to look at their line of classroom cards, the lightbulb went off. It had not occurred to me to order their cards. I have ordered photo greeting cards and thank you cards, but Valentine’s Day cards, I hadn’t. What a great idea!
As I looked over the designs, I was torn, so many great designs.
But then, I saw these. Perfect for my boys, they are so into superheroes right now, they have been creating superhero paper dolls and hanging them around the house. I knew these cards would be perfect for them.
I love that any of these cards can match my boy’s personalities and by adding their photo to the inside of the card I’ve made it more personal. Which one to choose?
Now, your turn.
What is your favorite Valentine’s Day card with Tinyprints? Tell us about the best Valentine’s Day card your child received from school. What made it special?