Why would you ever buy another box of classroom cards for Valentine’s Day when you can download, print out and personalize dozens of fabulous ones for free!
FREE & EASY | One Valentine’s eve, a few years ago, I arrived early for a movie date with a friend so decided to kill the time at a bookstore nearby. Inside I saw red (and pink and lots of hearts), and it hit me: we hadn’t bought or made cards to give my daughters’ classmates. I needed 40 cards, but was I prepared to spend $20 for boxes of 15? No.
In a panic, I ran across the street to the drugstore where I grabbed a bag of red lollipops. I figured I could dress them up with printable online labels but found something even better: a downloadable card—and it was free! I printed up a stack of them [250-sheet pack of 110 pound card stock is $17.74 at Staples], trimmed them with pinking shears and tied them to the suckers with ribbon. My daughters were thrilled and asked if I could make extras for their teachers and non-classmate friends, pretty please.
If you find yourself in a bind (or just aren’t in the mood to buy or make your own), know that you can find what you need online. There are lots of nice designs out there, and plenty of them are free.
Store-Bought V-day Cards Are Sooo Over
So, get out your crayons and call in the kids, there’s still time to download and decorate Valentine’s Day cards. Last week, the Stylist included some of my tried-and-true favourites among their top 20 printable cards (CLICK HERE for their picks). To their list, I would also add the following links:
Happy Valentine’s Day—Natasha Muslih