Valentine's Day Card Ideas for Family and Friends By Julie
People have been exchanging messages of love on Valentine's Day for hundreds of years. In the beginning, the celebration was strictly between sweethearts, but these days, we like the excuse to spread the love to just about everyone. February sometimes seem a little bit grim, stuck between the joy of the holidays and the expectation of spring, so Valentine's Day is a wonderful chance to send all your friends and family a little brightness and light. Here are some great Valentine's Day card ideas for all the special people in your life.
For The Littlest Sweethearts
Children have a unique capacity for love, and they get a huge kick out of sending and receiving Valentine’s Day cards. When choosing age-appropriate Valentines, the rule is sweet and simple. If you’re looking for cards for your child to pass out to his or her class, remember that most schools now have policies about how cards are distributed to avoid hurt feelings. Kind, funny, and generic Valentine's Day card sayings are your best bet. And don’t forget the teacher!
For The Experts
Nobody understands the true meaning of love better than Grandma and Grandpa. They’ve invested generations of hugs and kisses into the family, and they deserve a little loving on this special day. Let them know how much they mean to all of you with a photo card of their favorite people. Line up the little ones for a special Valentine's shoot and create a card stuffed with all the love in the world.
Warm Fuzzies for Friends
You may have seen each other through the highs and lows of multiple romances, and no matter what you’ve gone through at Cupid’s hand through the years, you always know you can count on each other. Remind your friends that they hold a special place in your heart at this time of year, and always. Feel free to get a little mushy if you like: Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse! Or choose a funny card for that friend who can always make you laugh. It doesn’t really matter what you write. Just knowing that you’re thinking of them can mean a lot.
Celebrate the Love
Any excuse for a party! From a sweet cupcake tea to a champagne-infused bash, Valentines Day Parties are a wonderful way to brighten up the middle of this month. Hand out Conversation Hearts to the children at a Saturday Afternoon event, host a tongue-in-cheek “Smug Marrieds” dinner to give you all a night away from the kids, or matchmake at a fabulous single’s soiree. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you let everyone know in advance and in style with a beautiful Valentines Day party invitation.
Beyond the sentiments and sweet nothings of this romantic holiday, remember that the littlest gestures can mean a lot. As you choose Valentine's Day cards for all your dear ones this year, we hope this guide will help you to remind them of the special place they hold in your heart.