Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Cardstore invited me to try out their personalized school valentines… my girls had fun picking out which design they wanted, and I was really pleased with the ease of ordering and quick delivery. The past couple of years we made our own valentines, and it was a nice change to order some custom ones that still felt special. The girls can’t wait to give these to their classmates!
Here are a few tips I’ve learned as a parent about preparing valentines with young kids five and under:
1. Start early and make/prepare the valentines in small sessions… doing it in stages will make it less overwhelming for everyone.
2. Choose a valentine that is skill level appropriate or, if anything, a little easier than what you and your child can manage… it’s easy to forget that you have to make them for an entire class, not just a few.
3. Remember that these are your child’s valentines and they don’t have to be perfect! Sometimes if you’re a parent with even a bit of a crafty streak in you, it’s tempting to try to take over… resist the urge!