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Valentine’s Day Bookmark Printing Ideas

If you are unsatisfied with the mass-produced Valentine’s Day printed products you find at the grocery store, consider using the versatility of offset printing to your advantage. With a little creative thinking, you can create one of a kind Valentine’s Day messages and greetings. Here is a simple “how to” for creating a unique Valentine that your child can pass out at school.

Valentine’s Day Candy Bookmarks

1. Design a 2 x 6 bookmark using Valentine’s Day motifs. If you aren’t blessed with a graphic eye, find a printing company that has pre-made, customizable templates for you to use.

2. To save time, customize the design with your child’s name so you won’t have to spend hours writing it over and over again like when you buy Valentine’s at the store. For an even more personal touch, put your child’s photo on the bookmark. This is sure to be a hit in the classroom and everyone will love it.

3. Have your bookmarks printed. If you’re using a template from a company you’ll most likely have to print your bookmarks there. Otherwise, search around for the company that offers the amount you need for the best price possible. Offset printing is a quick and affordable way to obtain several copies of the same design, and the high quality cardstock used is perfect for the next step.

4. For this step, you will need a bag of lollipops and a hole punch. Use the hole punch to make two vertical holes, and slide the lollipop into them to attach. If you are extremely pressed for time and willing to spend a little extra money, talk to your printer about using a die cut so your bookmarks will come pre-punched.

5. The fifth step is for your children – on Valentine’s Day, they’ll pass out their unique candy bookmarks and spread the holiday cheer!

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Make Valentine’s With Your Kids

Homemade Valentine’s are great for your kids to give to the really special people in their lives like Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, Aunt’s and Uncle’s, brothers and sisters, best friends and of course, Daddy! But unless you start them at Halloween, we suggest you stick to boxed cards for all their friends at school! Here are some fun and easy ideas to make Valentine’s Day cards with your kids…

Hearts and Hands Valentine

Here’s what you need:

Construction paper (two different colors)
A pencil

Here’s what to do:

1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of construction paper with a pencil and then cut it out.
2. Draw a heart small enough to fit on the hand with a pencil and cut it out.
3. Glue the heart to the front of the hand.
4. Have your child write a special message inside the heart. “Happy Valentine’s Day, Grandma! I love you with all my heart!”

This is a great card to make for Daddy.

Prim Valentine

Here’s what you need:

Brown paper bag
Hole punch
Red or pink ribbon or yarn (about ¼” works best)

Here’s what to do:

1. Use a pencil to trace a large heart on a brown paper bag. Cut out the heart. You can use fancy scalloped scissors (like the ones used for scrapbooking) to jazz up the heart!
2. Make a series of holes around the edge of the heart using a hole punch. The number of holes isn’t important, but be sure to make it an even number.
3. String the ribbon or yarn through the holes starting at the bottom of the heart working your way up. Tie the end pieces (which meet at the top of the heart) into a bow.
4. Have your child write a message on the inside of the heart or use stickers to decorate it and write the To: and From: on the back.

This card makes a great Valentine for Grandma.

You’ve probably had your child make special cards for a loved ones birthday. Why not for other special days, like Valentine’s Day? Nothing says “I love you” like a homemade card, especially from a child. Be sure to remember special people to have your child make Valentine’s for, like elderly neighbors and friends that have moved away.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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