I’ve seen so many cute handmade Valentine cards this year, thanks to my fabulous link parties as well as on Pinterest.
I adore the “We’re crazy for you” idea from Blue Cricket Design, and not just because those cuties are my nieces.
And I think this handprint idea from Crafty Nature would be so great for my preschoolers.
I love it because it’s personal, it’s simple, and it is stinkin’ cute!
I decided to re-create this idea, but my chronically grumpy 3 year old decided to make it extra difficult on me. (what’s new?!)
First, I asked him to get dressed in something other than his Superman pajamas.
I lost that battle.
Then I asked him (very nicely) to stand up straight, smile big and hold out his hand.
I lost part of this battle since the kid would NOT crack a smile.
Rather than press the issue, I snapped the picture and was done with it.
And then my friend Char came up with a great idea and turned the above picture into a Valentine card that totally fits this little guy’s personality!
(I could hug you Char, but you’d give me the stink eye and I get that enough around here.)
I uploaded the picture into Picnik and added a border and some text.
After I printed them, I just slit 2 places above and below his hands with my X-Acto knife and slipped the suckers into the card.