Sometimes I don’t plan well.
There, I said it. I have a work trip that is taking me out of town for 9 days. 9 DAYS. That’s the longest I’ve ever been away from my husband, let alone my husband and son. The trip just happens to be over Valentine’s Day weekend and I’m super bummed about it, but there’s nothing I can do to change the dates at this point.
I prefer to make Valentine’s for my son’s daycare group, but I don’t think I’ll have the time this year. (I also love to go all out and make fun cookies or treats for daycare.) Not only will I be leaving several days in advance of the big day of love, but I can’t expect my husband to pick up that slack while solo parenting and working full-time.
Valentine’s are going to be store bought – or rather, online bought – this year.
Rather than going to the store and buy a box of whatever the latest cartoon character my son may or may not like, I just discovered that Minted has gorgeous Valentine’s on their site – and so many classroom cards! (Keep in mind, the classroom cards are smaller, and are not approved for sending via USPS.) I knew they had a variety of cards. I didn’t know they had the classroom cards.
I’m really loving the crayons. So perfect for young kids. (And include a pack of crayons instead of candy? Even more perfection!)
And the popsicle cards are super cute.
The foil cards are simply my favorite. They aren’t that much more than the regular cards, and the foil is definitely more for me than for my son. (You know kids love shiny things, though, so these might be worth splurging on.) A set of 15 foil-pressed classroom cards (pictured below) costs $18. The previous cards are $14 for a set of 15.
Minted also has a foil event happening through Monday. Get 20% off Valentine’s Day cards, the foil classroom cards and foil-pressed art with the code FOILLOVE.
Does your child exchange Valentine’s with his/her classmates or friends?
**The above links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll receive pennies off the purchase. All opinions are my own (and I’m definitely ordering my own set of cards.)