With some help from the kids who were very eager models, I created, if I may say so myself, the cutest Valentines for their classmates this year! Let my preface this post by saying that I in no way, shape or form pretend to have come up with this idea myself. I’ve seen it making it’s way across the Web a bunch of times in the past few weeks. I think it started here last year. Anyway, these are so simple to make. All you need is a picture of your kiddo with an outstretched hand, an X-Acto knife and some lollipops. I created these as 5×4 photos, which is a really fun size: not too big and not too small. Emily and Andrew both posed with their empty fists out. They knew what I was trying to accomplish. Grace on the other hand, didn’t quite get the whole “pretend there’s a lollipop in your fist” idea. So, I gave her a Dum Dum pop and just Photoshopped it out after. ;)
I present to you, the Miller kids’ 2011 Valentine cards…
Aren’t they fun? I’ve gotta say, I like to think that I’ve created some cute things in my day but the kids acted like these were the neatest thing ever. They honestly couldn’t stop laughing at them and couldn’t wait to hand them out. They brought them in today, since each of their classes already created mail bags to gather their Valentines in. Grace is going to bring hers to school on Thursday when she has her class party.
Here are some more shots of each design.
The only thing I would have done differently, since you know hindsight is 20-20, is bring my text down so it wouldn’t be covered by the pop. But really, I think we can overlook the partially covered text since these are still pretty cool despite that fact.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? I haven’t planned everything out yet, although I know I do want to create a fun pink-themed breakfast for the kids before school. One of my Aunts offered to babysit for me Monday night. Totally out-of-the-blue and I am sooooo excited! I am not sure Vin and I have gone out on Valentine’s night post-kids, um, ever. So we’re thinking maybe some drinks and appetizers followed by a movie. I still have a few more days to plan. :)