10 Cent, Personalized Valentine’s Day Cards

My 4 year old and I homeschool for preschool, but that doesn’t mean we don’t incorporate the tradition of Valentine’s Day cards. Nope! We embrace them – big time – and like coming up with simple (but fun and cheap) ways to share our love with her little friends and our family.

When all was said and done, I was able to print all our Valentine’s for just a few dollars. Like, $3. And they’re super darling!

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This year our Valentine prep started with a mini photo shoot one rainy morning. The set up was simple, because that’s exactly how I like craft projects to be 🙂

First, we cut a bevy of hot pink hearts – you could cut these by hand, but I trusted our Silhouette Cameo to do the job for us. Haven’t heard of a Cameo before? Here’s my board of Cameo ideas and a project I did as a gift for my mom. With the Cameo, craft projects are endless!

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Next, we used blue painter’s tape to adhere them to a blank wall …

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Finally, I instructed Jemma to choose a “love” outfit from her dresser and she did quite fine selecting a heart sweater (The Children’s Place, thrifted) and hot pink jeggings (currently on sale at Gymboree here)!

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We spent about 5 minutes perfecting our “blow a bundle of kisses” look while I snapped away with my camera. She was the cutest thing running to the camera after each click to see how it was all coming together. I just adore how 4 year olds can grasp a project “vision” and become excited about it coming to life.

I added text to our final photo through the iPhone app Rhonna Designs and then uploaded to Costco’s Photo Center for a mix of 4×6 (grandparents think bigger is better!) and wallet size photos for her friends.

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Boom! Done! Simple, cheap and a super personal Valentine to share our love this Valentine’s Day!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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