Valentine’s Day Myth #2: Off-the-shelf Valentines are the Only Choice for Kids

Nothing irritates the moms at Pear Tree more than having to buy boxed valentines off the shelf for our kids’ classmates. What, we ask, do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have to do with Valentine’s Day?

Those of us who work for Pear Tree, of course, like to get creative and make our valentines a little more personal—even if they’re just for kids. Because if we do it right, the kids have really cool cards to hand out at school, and we might just have an adorable greeting to send to friends and relatives.

Valentine Kids Cards -- Caterpillar Finger PuppetCreative Valentines Day Cards -- Up and Away Airplane
Some of our favorite dual-purpose kids Valentine’s Day cards include interactive valentines, such as our Caterpillar Finger Puppet that kids can play with, or the Up and Away Airplane that can be folded into a paper airplane. We also love the kids’ valentines that feature a photo of your child, such as the Starry Super Hero or Queen of Hearts valentines.

Valentine Candy Cards -- Stylish MustacheCandy Valentine Cards -- Love and Lips
Not all of our favorite Valentine’s Day card ideas for kids can be mailed, but are still personal and fun for kids to hand out at school. How about the Candy Valentine Cards — Stylish Mustache or Love and Lips that let you insert a lollipop!

Valentine's Day Cards for Kids -- Dragon Puff in RedValentine's Day Cards for Kids -- Cheerful ChocolatesValentine's Day Cards for Kids -- Robot Greatness
Lastly, check out our new collection of affordable (but super cute) classroom valentines for kids to hand out at school. At just 2 ½” x 3 ½”, they’re too small to mail, but every bit as cute as our other valentines.

So, nothing against TMNT, but now you know you DO have other choices. Browse Pear Tree’s entire kids Valentine’s Day cards for lots more Valentine’s Day card ideas for kids.

Or keep reading from our Valentine’s Day Myth Busters Series:
Valentine’s Day Myth #1: Valentine’s Are Just for Kids
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As the copywriter for Pear Tree, Cathy sympathizes with those who are intimidated by the blank space inside a 3 x 5" thank you card. Married to an active husband, and Mom to three teenage boys, she finds herself out-numbered and out-voted on pretty much everything, never gets the remote, and is used to receiving blank stares when talking about girl stuff. This blog is both her outlet and her payback.

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