Cute, punny homemade valentines, perfect for sharing with classmates

By Megan Moser

My sister has a collection of vintage valentines — cards from the ‘40s ‘50s and ‘60s with corny, adorable sentiments. (One, for example, shows two teacups and the words “You suit me to a tea, Valentine!”)

So we have long held the belief that a good valentine should always include a really bad pun — and maybe a fun treat, too.

With that in mind, here are some ideas for valentines perfect for kids to pass out in the classroom. These go just a little beyond the typical storebought cards and heart-shaped candy. Each one requires just a little DIY-ing, but none are too expensive and none happen to include candy.

You can create your own versions at home by downloading PDFs from our website,, and printing them on your home printer or at a commercial print shop. Or you can make them from scratch, either by hand or on your own computer.

Some of these ideas were adapted from websites and online magazines. Be creative and come up with your own valentines.

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