I did well again at last year’s post-Valentine’s-Day clearances, so I have Phineas & Ferb valentines and Hello Kitty valentines and sticker puzzle valentines galore. And also I have five children in school this year, so it’s a good thing I have galore.
BUT. Considering how many years I’ve been fawning and cooing over the Etsy valentines options, you can bet CASH DOLLARS that when I have only one kid left in a Valentines-exchanging grade (I’d say “one or two kids,” but with twins in the group it would have to be “one or three”), I am going to be ALL OVER that. …Actually, it just occurred to me that my children are a little oblivious, and I could probably get a set for just Henry, or for just Elizabeth, without anyone even noticing. It’s not as if they know how much things cost.
Woodland Animal Mix-and-Match Valentine cards (photo from the shop), set of 12 folded cards with envelopes, $10 plus $2-$3 shipping. There are four designs: raccoon, squirrel, hedgehog, and fox, and you can pick how many you want of each. I would get ALL FOX. I am fond of foxes. The same seller has another mix-and-match set of 24, with some different designs including a matryoshka, an octopus, a whale, a bee.
Customizable Little Girl Valentines (photo from the shop), set of 24 flat cards with envelopes and stickers, $12.75 plus $2.50-5.00 shipping. I mentioned these last year, too, but I’m so charmed by the way you can specify hair and eye color. (Glasses are also available; here’s a set with shorter hair that also shows the glasses.) Elizabeth has blond hair and brown eyes and she keeps track of these things (she always knows if she’s the only one in the class with that combination), so I’m very tempted to customize a set of these for her.
Dig You Tiny Loader Valentines (photo from the shop), set of 24 flat cards with envelopes and stickers, $12.75 plus $2.50-5.00 shipping. My firstborn was so keen on construction vehicles in his preschool years, I would have bought these cards without even thinking it over.
I don’t want this to turn into the All Letter C Design Channel, but the Woodland Animals Valentines! (photo from the shop) Can you stand their little expressions? Set of 24 flat cards with envelopes and stickers, $12.75 plus $2.50-5.00 shipping.
(She also has a puppy set. And an outer space set. And that’s ALL I’LL SAY.) (Also a crab set.)
35 Mini Notecards (photo from the shop), set of 35 folded cards, $20.00 plus $2.00-5.50 shipping. These would be great for tying around a heart lollipop or at the top of a little goodie bag or something. But because they’re stamped, they cross jusssst over the line into the realm where I start thinking I could make them myself. But I wouldn’t make 35 of them if someone paid me $20, so it seems like a good deal to me.
Gold Glitter Valentines (photo from the shop), set of 20 flat cards, $10.00 plus $2.95-4.50 shipping.
Valentine’s Day M&M Candy Treat Bags and Toppers (photo from the shop), set of 12, $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping (U.S. only). I’ve been seeing these all over the place, and they are ADORABLE. And the thought of carefully threading all those M&Ms into those tiny tubes makes me feel like leaping off the roof, so having it done for me is splendid. But this also serves as a heads-up idea for anyone who DOES like doing crafts: these narrow little bags must exist somewhere! And you can put things into them cutely!
Fairy Sweet Valentines Set (photo from the shop), set of 30 flat cards and stickers, $10.00 plus $3.00-4.00 shipping. Now it’s between these and the custom-hair/eye-color little girl ones for Elizabeth. (I seem to have talked myself into buying some.)
Knights and Dragons Valentines (photo from the shop), set of 30 flat cards with stickers, $10.00 plus $3.00-4.00 shipping. OMG, Henry is going to PEE HIS PANTS when he sees these!! The only thing that could be better would be if there were PIRATE valentines.
Arrrr, baby. Set of 12 flat cards with envelopes, $6.00 plus $2.00-3.00 shipping.
Classic Be My Valentine Mini-Cards (photo from the shop), set of 8 folded cards with pocket envelopes, $4.00 plus $2.00-4.00 shipping. This is what I might like to buy to hand out to MY friends. I love the cute little brown envelopes.
Mini Heart Flower Valentines (photo from the shop), set of 10 folded cards with envelopes and stickers, $4.50 plus $1.95-3.25 shipping. Another set that’s good for kids but also I’d want to hand them out to my own friends.
Be My Valentine (photo from the shop), set of 6 flat cards with envelopes, $6.00 plus $1.50-2.50 shipping. I like that it’s six different cards (I had a really hard time deciding which photo-of-three to use), and I like that she showed a picture of what the back looks like.
It is very difficult to STOP looking for Valentine’s Day cards on Etsy. I would find that I was going through page after page with nothing catching my eye, so I would think it was time to wrap up the post—and then I would find a WHOLE NEW shop that I hadn’t even LOOKED at yet and that had SEVERAL great sets. But if you are going to have time to order these before Valentine’s Day, I need to FINISH UP.