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Free Printable Valentine Cards

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Aren’t these printable cards perfect for showing a little love?! Although traditional red is great, I really like these watercolor images. I think the colors make them perfect far beyond February 14th—and they’re FREE. With love. From me.  Just right click each image you want to save and then print!


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Of course you can use these cards as cards. I hope you will! But what else can you do with a few paper hearts? Here are 17 ways to show you care:

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1. Garland :: String an entire collection of hearts on a piece of twine or ribbon and zigzag it around a room.

2. Sweetheart Scavenger Hunt :: Write clues on paper hearts that lead to a special treat.

3. Bouquet :: Chenille stems, paper leaves and hearts in place of blooms would make any recipient smile.

4. Mobile :: Paint a twig or wooden dowel. Tie on strings in a variety of lengths. Attach hearts at the bottom of the strings.

5. Love Notes :: Write sweet sentiments on your hearts and leave them on a pillow, at a plate, in a lunch bag or backpack.

6. Mirror, Mirror :: Cover all but the center of the bathroom mirror with hearts. They’ll get your message.

7. Table Scatter :: Hearts, hearts everywhere.

8. Medallions :: Mount paper hearts on lollipop sticks or bamboo sticks and use them to decorate cakes, cupcakes and favorite dishes.

9. Wings :: Make their hearts flutter with heart-shaped wings for birds, bugs, and whimsical creatures. Hearts make fun feet, too.

10. Silly Animals :: Hearts can be arranged in all sorts of animal shapes.

11. Conversation Hearts :: Everybody loves the familiar candy version; why not try it with paper?

12. Wreath :: Create a seasonal wonder by gluing paper hearts on a cardboard wreath shape.

13. Candy Pouch :: Glue the outside edge of one heart but leave a blank spot on the top opening. Place a second heart on top. When it’s dry, drop a few candies inside.

14. Sweetheart Tree :: Cut out a brown cardstock (or cardboard) tree trunk with bare branches. Make all the “leaves” from hearts.

15. Heart Hunt :: Make a game of it by hiding them all over the house.

16. Straw Décor :: Add a couple slits to a heart and slide it over a straw. Instant party!

17. Affirmation Notes :: Write why you love ‘em, one trait at a time.


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What is your favorite Valentine idea for kids?

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.