Let Tiny Prints Make Valentines For You

It’s a few days before Valentine’s Day.  The stores are all out of Transformers Valentine packs, and you have to send 23 of the love notes with your kid to his class party.  You simply do not have time to whip up 23 chocolate dipped heart shaped delights that will show off to the other kids and their parents how crafty you are.

Ah, but you do have the Internet, which is where all of your adorable pictures of Junior live anyway, right?

Tiny Prints, a division of Shutterfly, has a wide selection of designs you can choose from to create personalized Valentines.  At this late juncture, you’ll have to try for expedited shipping, but it’s worth it, because look:


Even though the website gave the cards’ dimensions, I didn’t realize how perfectly small these cards were until they arrived.  They are exactly the same size I remember of the Valentines from my own childhood, but they are classy and have my kids’ own photos included in the design.  Both both were delighted by the options online and helped me choose the photos and the final card design before I ordered.

Perfect little Valentines for little hands!

Plus, I used this opportunity to make a two-fer card:  a Valentine that we’ll send to our relatives that doubles as a late thank-you note for the Christmas gifts they sent us.

If your order is over $49, Tiny Prints will give you free regular shipping.  So if your procrastination of holiday cards extends to Valentines too, you’re good to go there!

I received complimentary Tiny Prints products to facilitate this review.  Agoura Hills Mom recommends!  Price scale: 3 out of 5 $$$.


Cute Valentines I Won’t Be Making

I’m not saying I hate Valentine’s Day, although the thoughts I shared on the “hate” portion of this guest post I wrote for A Dad’s POV does have a little bit of me in it.

And the number one reason women hate Valentine’s Day is:

1.  We don’t have a [boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/partner/wife]. In the days leading up to and including Valentine’s Day, it suddenly seems like everyone we know is in a relationship, and every relationship looks wonderful and romantic. And all of the advertising that companies do to promote their Valentine’s Day specials sounds like it’s saying “Suck it, loser. You’re going to die alone.”

No, I’m kind of on the fence.  I like celebrating my love for my husband and children, and if I had the time to get into crafty Valentine-making, I would probably enjoy that, too.  But the truth is that I don’t make time for crafting unless I have to (when a kid’s homework assignment requires it) and even then I do the bare minimum.  Parents aren’t allowed to do their kids’ homework for them, right?

And so it is with a tinge of envy and an inner “Hell, no, I won’t be making those” that I have happily clicked on and read my blogging peers’ Pinterest-worthy Valentine crafts.  Many of them are easy enough to make if you have the time and inclination, neither of which are present in my house right now.  Here are some that caught my eye:

That’s Crafty!  Valentine’s Day Photo Cards at Savvy Sassy Moms (pictured at top)

Valentine’s Day:  Lunchbox Love at 5 Minutes For Mom

Adorable Vintage Valentines For Teachers at Momfluential

Valentine’s Crafts For Kids at Pragmatic Mom

10 Sweet & Easy Valentine’s Day Treats at Atlanta With Kid

What Valentines are YOU making?