Absolutely adorable, these fun Printable Sea Creatures Valentine Cards for Kids are everything a kid needs to take to their classroom Valentines party or pass out to friends in the week leading up to the big V-day.
Kiddos just enjoy giving a tiny gift to their friends so much, I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day and watching mine pass these out.
Want more fun printable Valentines Day resources? Well, be sure to check out my homeschool Valentines lesson plans. You’re sure to find a few great tools there that you just don’t want to miss Valentines-week!
But back to this set of Printable Sea Creatures Valentine Cards for Kids. Did you know that these cute free printable Valentine cards are super easy and can be printed and prepped the night before the kiddo’s Valentines party at school?
Looking at you, procrastinating mom (and scrambling to print these with you, honestly, LOL!)!
What do you need to make these Printable Sea Creatures Valentine’s Day Cards?
My recommendation is to print these using a high-quality printer on card stock paper.
First, using a high quality printer is going to make you happier–even if that means running to the local print shop and avoiding using your printer at home if it prints blurry and terrible.
You can always maybe try cleaning your printhead first (sometimes that can help). But, if your printer works alright, just set the print to “high quality” and you’ll love it.
Second, using card stock is going to do several things to make your valentines printable cards pop. It’s going to increase the saturation of the ink, thereby making the image crisper.
Then, you’ll also be getting a durable card that’s going to last when you send it off in your kids’ backpacks, but it’s also going to make for a great device to hot glue the treat to–or tape, probably stick with tape.
And my last thought: use a fine-tipped black marker to write the names on the valentines cards. Pencil will wear off in the kiddo’s backpack and a fat-tipped marker will bleed together and make the names illegible. So, fine tipped marker. Do it.
And, there is the big question: what kind of treat (or non-treat) goes with these super cute printable Valentine sea creature cards?!
What Valentines treats go with this printable Valentine card set?
Ok. So, I have thought about this a lot.
This isn’t a printable Valentine card that screams “put me with a juice box” or “this only goes with an applesauce cup”. Because, frankly, neither of those things scream “under the sea”.
Right? If they were Outerspace Printable Valentine Cards it would be easy to pair them with some bouncy ball planets or glittery stars.
As a result, I have come up with a few items (other than raisin boxes, because, honestly they go with everything) that are available on Amazon that you can pair with my sea life Valentines.
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is CoolLove from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle)There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!Peppa’s Valentine’s Day (Peppa Pig)Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…)Little Critter: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!
What non-candy treats go with this printable Ocean Themed Valentine card set?
Just like with the candy-type treats that could possibly go with this printable sea animal Valentine card set, I have thought a lot about what non-candy treats go with these sea life valentines cards. And, because I’m me and I can’t help but share, I’ve popped in some Amazon links here so you can grab them if you’re a non-candy-treat kinda parent.
Why are printable Valentine’s Day cards so popular?
Valentine’s Day cards are a beloved tradition and an easy way to express affection for their partner, family, or friends.
The popularity of printable cards has likely increased as technology, such as computers and printers, has become more accessible. This has enabled people to easily create customized cards from home with messages that are more meaningful than store-bought cards.
Digital pictures can be added to the design, which allows for more personalization, making it even easier to share meaningful expressions of love and appreciation.
Furthermore, digital cards are convenient and cost-effective compared to other options, such as greeting cards purchased at physical stores.
As such, printable Valentine’s Day cards remain a popular way to celebrate this special occasion.
How can younger children help cut out Valentine’s Day cards?
When it comes to crafting Valentine’s Day cards, young children can be immensely helpful. Projects involving arts and crafts are a great way to develop their fine motor skills, increase dexterity and help them become comfortable using scissors correctly.
Younger children can use simple shapes such as squares or curves when cutting out Valentine’s Day cards while adding decorations like stickers or glitter to create something unique.
With adult guidance and direction, these basic shapes can create exciting designs that turn a simple homemade card into an entertaining and creative masterpiece.
Do you have to put Valentine’s Day cards into envelopes?
Valentine’s Day celebrates love, but the custom of distributing cards has changed over the years. Although Valentine’s Day cards are traditionally placed in envelopes to express one’s heartfelt sentiments, it is becoming increasingly popular for cards to also be given without envelopes.
For those who like their Valentine’s messages to stay private, opting for an envelope is still a good choice; however, it should be noted that giving a card without an envelope gives it a more personal touch that many find attractive and appealing.
Ultimately, whether or not to use an envelope when delivering Valentine’s wishes is up to the sender and their personal style.
What is a fun way to keep a child’s Valentine’s Day cards from year to year?
One creative way to keep a child’s Valentine’s Day cards from year to year is by creating a scrapbook. The parent can take various cardstock pieces, stickers, and other craft supplies to decorate the pages with.
Furthermore, specific details, such as the ages of their children at each Valentine’s Day celebration, can be added directly onto the pages or via journaling sections alongside the cards.
Further photographs of festivities can be added alongside or replace some cards if desired.
Utilizing these types of scrapbooks will ensure that they capture the joy and significance of each yearly holiday while being easily storable for years to come.
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