Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but you don’t have to pay a bundle to get just the right valentines for your child to take to school, daycare or preschool. You can find valentines on the cheap at dollar stores (for only $1 a box) or find free printable valentines online.
I recommend trying Dollar Tree first, since they often have all sorts of popular licensed character valentines, including My Little Pony, Ninja Turtles, Disney Princess, super heroes like Batman and Spiderman and much more. You’ll want to get there as soon as possible, because they sell out of the most popular characters well before Valentine’s Day.
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If you decide to print valentines, you’ll probably want to buy 8 1/2″ by 11″ white cardstock, and make sure you have a color printer that’ll print on cardstock, such as the HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer. In addition, you’ll need some sharp scissors for cutting apart the valentine cards. For many printable valentines, your computer needs to have a free PDF viewer installed, such as Adobe Reader, which comes pre-installed on most new computers.
Here’s a list of popular movie and TV themes and links to where you can find free printable valentines.
Star Wars Printable Valentines
Star Wars: The Force Awakens probably ranks high on many kids’ and grown-ups lists of best movies from the past few years. If your kids can’t get enough of Star Wars, you can print Star Wars valentines from Yellow Bliss Road, A Grande Life and The Thrifty Couple.
My Little Pony Printable Valentines
You’re in luck if you have kids who go ga-ga for all things My Little Pony. Check out Hasbro’s free My Little Pony printable valentines, available in versions featuring Princess Celestia, Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle. Through its MyLittlePony.com website, Hasbro also offers a free online game for making cards for all occasions.
Shopkins Printable Valentines
My younger daughter is crazy about Shopkins. She’s amassed quite a collection through birthday and Christmas presents. If you have a Shopkins fan in the house, you may like these delightful free Shopkins valentines available to print at Hello Splendid and This Mama Loves.
Frozen Printable Valentines
Anne and Elsa remain hugely popular characters, especially among young girls. Disney offers some fantastic free Frozen printable valentines that are sure to please your little Frozen fan.
Minecraft Printable Valentines
Minecraft has thrilled a generation of kids with its creative game play and even inspires kids to learn to code so they can write game add-ons. It’s easy to find some nifty Minecraft valentines to print from Cute As a Fox, A Grande Life and this link.
Jake and the Neverland Pirates Printable Valentines
Kids who watch the Disney Channel show Jake and the Neverland Pirates may like to have some free printable valentines featuring the show’s characters, straight from Disney.
Inside Out Printable Valentines
If your family enjoyed the Inside Out movie from last year, they might love some Inside Out valentines. You can find Inside Out valentines to print at Just Between Friends blog and Mrs. Kathy King’s blog
Big Hero 6 Printable Valentines
Minions Printable Valentines
How About You?
Do you buy or print valentines for your kids to take to school? What characters or movies are your kids into these days?
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