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I remember being 9-years-old and sitting in my room agonizing over a pile of department store Valentine cards to hand out to my classmates. I’d rank the pile from those cards that exuded true love down to “I acknowledge your existence” and pick the best one for that boy I had a crush on. My friends got the next best cards and I save the least special for the rest of the class.
Whew. It was hard growing up before political correctness set in.
Valentines for Today’s Classroom
Classroom Valentine’s have changed a bit since I was a kid. Many teachers frown on putting a recipient name on the cards, insisting that it “speeds up the process” if everyone just gets a random card. It’s more likely they’ve avoiding tangling with FERPA laws–or just too busy to print out a list of kids names.
And if that’s not boring enough, big box store Valentine’s are limited to what’s hot right this second or something so generic it’s uncool. That’s why we started making our own Valentines! We make one perfect card–without any pink or smushiness to it–and print out enough for the whole class. My kid signs it and BOOM. Done.
Here’s a whole bunch of FREE printable classroom Valentines your kids can choose for that perfectly friendly Valentine message to all their classmates.
Star Wars Valentines
Harry Potter Valentine Cards
Mario Valentine Cards
Despicable Me Minion Cards
Back to Basics Valentines
Some Assembly Required DIY Valentine Cards
Cards with artsy details and non-candy treats attached.