Though I am mostly creatively challenged in the crafting department, I’m excited about another year to dig through my supplies and crank out homemade Valentine’s Day cards for our loved ones! I first made homemade Valentine’s cards with Hadley when she was 2.5 months old, and we decided to continue spreading a little February love again last year to our families. I think we now have a tradition on our hands. 🙂
I wanted to share with you our cards from the last couple of years in case you’d like to start your own tradition of making these keepsakes.
This card was so easy to make. I ordered about three sheets of wallet-sized photos online of Hadley (I always print with Walgreens), and the rest of the card was thrown together using supplies I already had: construction paper, scrapbook paper, yarn, glue, glitter glue, and a sharpie. 🙂 The most difficult part of making this card was tracing a teeny baby’s hand with spread fingers, but we made it work!
We also made this for Jamie since Hadley and I were going to be traveling on Valentine’s Day, and I can still picture his face when he opened it! For this one, all I needed was an 8″x10″ frame, a piece of construction paper, a couple sheets of sticker letters and numbers, and washable paint to paint onto Hadley’s hand and foot.
Last year’s card featured our cutie pie 14 month old. 🙂 Similar to the year prior, I printed wallet-sized sheets of these photos for the cards.
They’re all imperfect and a little messy, but we did our best and I know they made our loved ones smile.
All of these cards were inspired by a bunch of ideas I’d seen on Pinterest that I threw together to make our own.
Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day traditions in your family? I’d love to hear about them!
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