As the Director of Product Development for Pear Tree I work with designers to build the best products for our customers. When I’m working on a project for my own family I tackle it the same way. I start with the big picture then define the requirements and finally focus on the details.
Big Picture (theme): Washi tape.
1. My kids would be involved in assembly. (Needs to be easy to do.)
2. My oldest needs to write (in cursive) the names of his classmates. (Needs extra envelopes for potential mistakes.)
3. My daughter could not bring candy. (The “treat” needs to be flexible.)
These are the three Valentine’s Day card ideas for kids that I came up with–easy, mistake proof and flexible!
1. Washi tape
3. Small paper
Variation #1: Lolipop treats
Use the washi tape to add a treat to the front of the envelope and on the back to secure it closed.
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.
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.
We asked our team members to tell us which of our Valentine’s Day card ideas for kids they liked best, and here are the top three picks:
1. Ninja Action in Blue Kids Valentine’s Day Cards
Tyler, Project Manager, says: I like the Ninja Action in Blue Kids Valentine’s Day Cards because ninjas are awesome. What kid wouldn’t want ninja valentine cards?! Seriously.
Liwanag, President of Pear Tree, says: Ninja cards for sure! They are funny and the kind of card a boy can get excited about sending.