Happy Valentine’s Day – O”Fish”Ally!

DIY Valentines Day Cards - Will You O"Fish"Ally Be My Valentine

It’s that day we all love or love to hate – Valentine’s Day.  I hope yours is a memorable one! My oldest son is having another Kindergarten first today, his first Valentine’s party where he’ll be exchanging Valentine’s cards with his classmates.  I’m sure he would have been happy to choose a box from the shelves at Target – Cars, Star Wars or the like.  I wanted to do something of the homemade variety.  We found all kinds of inspiration on Pinterest, including these adorable little treat boxes filled with Goldfish crackers.

As it turns out, there is a free printable template for the tags at Tammy Mitchell Photography.  Score!  (She has lots of other fun stuff on her site too, so be sure to check it out.)  There was only one problem.  Jake didn’t want to use Goldfish for his Valentines.  Candy and only candy would do.  And I decided to indulge him.  Yay for Swedish Fish!

O"Fish"Ally My Valentine DIY

We printed the decorative tags on white cardstock and used a 2″ scallop circle punch (get one if you don’t have one, they are awesome for making cupcake toppers!) to fancy them up.  I love the idea of the pillow boxes Tammy used, but happened to have some small cello bags on hand that were perfect for our little fish.

DIY Valentine's Day Cards for Kids

I could have printed his name on the cards, but this seemed like a great opportunity for some handwriting practice…

Making Valentine's Day Cards

A few staples and some glue stick action and voilà – the finished product:

Homemade Valentines Ideas for Kids

Pretty cute, don’t you think?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Responses to Happy Valentine’s Day – O”Fish”Ally!
  1. Virginia from That Bald Chick
    February 14, 2012 | 7:48 am

    Those are o”fish”ally ADORABLE!
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  2. marina
    February 14, 2012 | 7:52 am

    This is so cute. Pinned it!
    Sadly our school district sent out a circular saying Valentine’s is not a “low nutrition” day so no candy and snacks. My Kinder dottie went to school with her cards and sticker sheets :(

    • Sarah
      February 15, 2012 | 8:20 am

      I guess I can understand why, but it’s a little sad nonetheless. If only everyone practiced the concept of moderation, maybe they’d be able to splurge a bit on these special days.

      • Stanly
        May 21, 2012 | 6:19 pm

        Um…so I love these, and would probably frame them up and dplsiay them rather than give them out. How fabulous. She Blinded me with Science is my fave!

  3. Canadian Mom Blogger
    February 14, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Very cute! Now I feel guilty for running out and buying valentines at the dollar store, lol.
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  4. Charitzie
    February 14, 2012 | 11:57 pm

    This is definitely so cute! I really like this too…Thanks for this one…
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  5. Karen
    February 15, 2012 | 7:25 am

    How adorable and creative!
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  6. raenze
    February 16, 2012 | 2:22 am

    This is very sweet for a valentine’s day…I hope next year I can almost have the same experience too…

  7. Guia
    February 17, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    I enjoyed my celebration with friends. We ate out and have some fun.

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