Happy Valentine’s Day! My children will be handing out Valentine’s at school this week and I wanted to do something quick and easy, yet sweet and personalized. I thought I’d share this quick idea that worked pretty well- at least, I think so!
Step One: Take a quick snapshot of your child(ren) from above, and have them hold one arm up, fist clenched. (I told my son to pretend he was holding a sword and my daughter to pretend she was holding a princess wand- hey, do what works, right?)
Step Two (Optional): Open up your digital file in a photo editing software and type a message on the photo. If you don’t have photoshop, you can use gimp (a free software program with many similar capabilities of photoshop), or a program such as Picnik, which is very user-friendly. If you don’t want to deal with this step, just take a sharpie and write a message by hand on top of the photos after they are printed.
Our message says “I’m a sucker for you, friend! Happy Valentine’s Day. Love, (child’s name)” Get it? Sucker for you. Heh.
Step Three: Get your photos printed at your favorite lab.
Step Four: Use a hole punch (I used a 1/8″ punch) and make holes at the very top and bottom of the fist.
Step Five: Thread a sucker/lollipop in between the two holes, and voila! Quick, easy, and cute personalized valentine card
Did you make Valentines this year? I’d love to see!!